Lake Wanaka

Wanaka

Lake Wanaka is the perfect place to go kayaking, hiking or biking; Wanaka is the most beautifully set of the South Island lakes so you'll want to explore the outdoors.

The lakeside town of Wanaka can provide you with an appealing mix of fine living, family fun and adventure. It has a high concentration of cafes, restaurants and interesting shops. It’s obvious that the Wanaka district is nicely obsessed with aviation.

At the airport you can arrange to go flightseeing or sky diving, and every two years the town hosts a spectacular air show, Warbirds over Wanaka, revolving around classic military aircraft. Classed as one of the best warbird shows in the world it features historic aircraft, RNZAF jets, aerobatic formations and helicopters.

Winter is a busy time in Wanaka, as snow sports fans flock here for the excellent skiing and snowboarding. Local snow venues include Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow Park and Snow Farm. Wanaka is also a handy base if you want to hike or climb in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Functional facts: Approx. population 5040,i-SITE Visitor Centre, wide range of accommodation.

Nearby towns: Cromwell (47 mins), Arrowtown (48 mins), Queenstown (60 mins)

Content courtesy of Tourism NZ

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Albert Town Lodge - Accommodation in Albert Town New Zealand
9.60 47 Reviews
Albert Town
034439487
Alpine Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
7.60 267 Reviews
Wanaka
0800822284
Just 5 minutes' walk from Wanaka's town centre, Alpine Motel offers self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking. All accommodation offers satellite TV and a well-equipped kitchen or kitchenette. Guests can enjoy an outdoor meal in the BBQ area which offers seating and ... (more)
Alpine Resort Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.50 281 Reviews
Wanaka
0800492625
Alpine Resort Wanaka offers luxury apartment accommodation in Wanaka. Accommodation available consists of self-contained luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom serviced townhouse style apartments and 5 bedroom villas. All come with fully equipped designer kitchen, microwave, oven, freezer, ensuite with s... (more)
Alpine View Lodge - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
9.10 201 Reviews
off Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka
034437111
Set on 4 scenic acres Alpine View Lodge offers you something unique and special. With its stunning mountain views and varied accommodation, Alpine View is the ideal destination for your stay in Wanaka, with its all year round activities. Only 2.5km away from beautiful Lake Wanaka and town ... (more)
Altamont Lodge - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
9.30 141 Reviews
Wanaka
034438864
Featuring a hot tub and BBQ facilities, Altamont Lodge is just 1 km from Lake Wanaka. You can relax by the fireplace in the guest lounge, or enjoy a meal in the communal kitchen and dining area.Altamont Lodge Wanaka is 5 minutes’ drive from Wanaka Golf Course, and 7 minutes’ drive from Puz... (more)
Anderson Apartment - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
10.00 2 Reviews
Wanaka
Anderson Apartment is a luxury serviced apartment with all the modern conveniences in beautiful Wanaka. This two bedroom apartment is self contained and perfect for couples or families wanting a quiet location a five minute drive from the centre of Wanaka and close to the Lake. You h... (more)
Aoturoa - Accommodation in Queensberry New Zealand
9.80 8 Reviews
Queensberry
0212986484
Situated between Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, Aoturoa Luxury Villa is a five star boutique lodge offering quiet seclusion and understated luxury accommodation on 50 acres of grounds on the banks of the Clutha River. With 360-degree mountain views and barely a building in sight, the feeling ... (more)
Apartment on Anderson - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
Wanaka
034431732
Anderson Apartments provide luxury serviced self-contained 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom accommodation in an alpine resort. You have access to all the resort facilities including the outdoor hot tub, swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, gym and more. The quiet location is only a five-mi... (more)
Apollo Lodge and Apartment Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Wanaka
0800567836
Apollo Holiday Accommodation is proud to be a family friendly accommodation provider and offers a choice of modern self-contained Wanaka lodgings for visitors staying in this beautiful part of the South Island of New Zealand. Guests have a choice of a two bedroom apartment which can sleep ... (more)
Archway Motels & Chalets - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.30 188 Reviews
Reece, Wanaka
0800427249
Archway Motels & Chalets offers quiet and secluded accommodation, only 200 metres from Lake Wanaka. Set on 2 acres of gardens featuring native trees, tulips, roses and fruit trees, the spacious grounds include a covered BBQ area with picnic tables. Guests receive 100 MB of free Wi-Fi per s... (more)
Aspiring Holiday Park & Motels - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
7.90 421 Reviews
Wanaka
08002298439
Powered/unpowered sites. Cabins and motels.Enjoy free wireless internet, spas & sauna.50+ Sky TV and DVD. Courtesy coach. Log fire in winter, drying room, wax room.Competitive seasonal rates.... (more)
Aspiring Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.50 142 Reviews
Wanaka
0800269367
Featuring panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Aspiring Lodge Motel offers accommodation with a balcony offering partial lake views or a private courtyard. Located right in the centre of Wanaka, this motel is a 30-minute drive from the Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields. Lake ... (more)
ASURE Brookvale Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
7.80 176 Reviews
Wanaka
0800438333
ASURE BrookVale Motel is located in the alpine town of Wanaka in Otago. It has 6 studios and 4 family units that guests can choose from.Wanaka is located in the Queenstown-Lakes District and within two hours' from Queenstown. Hiking enthusiasts can take an excursion in Mt Aspiring National... (more)
Base Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.50 363 Reviews
Wanaka
034434291
BASE Wanaka offers dorm-style rooms and private guest rooms in the center of Wanaka. The hostel is only 2 blocks from the lake and close to many local shops, cafes and supermarkets. This backpackers offers modern and comfortable dormitory style accommodations, including special female-o... (more)
Bayview Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.00 22 Reviews
Wanaka
08002298439
Situated in acres of lawns and gardens with stunning views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains, Bayview Motel is located about 2km from the centre of Lake Wanaka township. All apartments are very spacious with large lounges. Stay in touch with 24 hour UNLIMITED WiFi. All lo... (more)
Beacon Lodge - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
9.70 188 Reviews
Wanaka
034432200
Set on a 1 acre boutique vineyard, Beaconfield B&B offers free Wi-Fi and gourmet breakfast. Each luxurious room features a patio offering stunning lake and mountain views. There is a guest lounge with a movie projector and a stereo system. Beaconfield Bed & Breakfast is just 4 minutes’ ... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.70 465 Reviews
Wanaka
0800235528
Bella Vista Lake Wanaka is located in a quiet street in the heart of Wanaka. The motel is only 160 yards away from the lake and within easy walking distance there are many restaurants, cafes and wine bars. The rooms at the Bella Vista are fully-serviced, with heating and electric blanke... (more)
Bellbird Cottage Lake Hawea - Accommodation in Lake Hawea New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Lake Hawea
034437056
Our modern self- contained cottage is situated in beautiful Lake Hawea village, surrounded by majestic mountains. We are just 12 kilometres from Lake Wanaka and in the centre of the Lakes District of Central Otago. We are located about 30 minutes from two major ski fields - Treble Cone and... (more)
Best Western Belvedere Luxury Apartments - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.40 70 Reviews
Wanaka
034436969
Best Western Belvedere Luxury Apartments opened in November 2006. Located in Warren Street, Wanaka, close to town, only minutes walk from the Wanaka main shopping centre, restaurants and the lake front. Belvedere is Qualmark rated 4 Star and has 20 luxury 2 bedroom apartments, 2 three b... (more)
Black Peak View - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
9.70 16 Reviews
Wanaka
034436726
We welcome you to our European style, architecturally designed home set on a peaceful, one acre, rural residential section, just 2km from the centre and main lakefront of Wanaka. We look out on an impressive mountain skyline which includes Mount Roy, Treble Cone Ski Area and of course the ... (more)
Buchanan Lodge - Accommodation in Glendhu Bay New Zealand
Glendhu Bay
034439039
Why not live the ultimate dream and relax in this stunningly beautiful corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Situated in an idyllic spot, Buchanan Lodge provides a boutique lodge that is in a class of its own. Buchanan Lodge is built in a traditional local style out of natural mate... (more)
Clearbrook Motel & Serviced Apartments - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.70 216 Reviews
Wanaka
0800443441
Clearbrook Motel and serviced apartments is located in Wanaka in Central Otago.It has 14 private apartments ranging from studio and 1-2-3brm apartments and two self-contained holiday homes that guests can choose from. It has a full kitchen, central heating and heated ski locker facilities ... (more)
Criffel Peak View Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
9.70 184 Reviews
Wanaka
034435511
Criffel Peak View B&B and Apartment is 800 metres from the Roys Bay (Lake Wanaka) and the town centre. It offers an open plan shared lounge, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access.Criffel Peak View Wanaka is a 5-minute drive from Puzzling World Wanaka and a 10-minute walk from Wanaka G... (more)
Edgewater - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
9.00 538 Reviews
Rippon Lea, Wanaka
0800108311
Edgewater is located on the edge of Lake Wanaka, only 2 km from Wanaka town centre. The property offers picturesque lake views, a day spa, a sauna and a tennis court.The hotel has a restaurant and a café, both offering lake views. Guests can enjoy great New Zealand cuisine and a wide range... (more)
Fairway Motel & Apartments - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
8.70 130 Reviews
Wanaka
0800324792
Fairway Motel and Apartments offer self-contained accommodation within a 10-minute walk from Lake Wanaka town. Features include an outdoor swimming pool and BBQ facilities. Guests enjoy 1-hour of free Wi-Fi per day. All rooms at the Fairway Motel have a well-equipped kitchen and satelli... (more)
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  • Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Thu 26 Apr 2018 9:00AM / Public Talks & Tours
    Our Central Otago photography tour is programmed in for the month of April when the Autumn colours are at their best. With landscape photographers Rob Brown and Mark Orbell as your guides, and utilising comfortable 4WD ... more
  • Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Sun 29 Apr 2018 9:30PM / Folk
    Award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graeme James plays one last show in Wanaka before relocating to the Northern Hemisphere. Armed with a loop pedal and a whole host of instruments including electric ... more
  • Plunket Rooms, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Thu 1 Sep 2016 6:00PM / Mind & Body
    HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of ... more
  • Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Mon 21 May 2018 7:30PM / Theatre
    Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith. Starring Ali Harper (Awarded Best Actress at New York’s United Solo Festival). “…. truly astonishing acting and singing tour-de-force.” – The Christchurch ... more
  • Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Tue 15 May 2018 7:30PM / World
    Direct from South Africa NZ Tour Autumn 2018 – One performance only “As soon as people saw them, they were bowled over by their incredible talent, infectious enthusiasm and pure joy” – Nelson Mail Zulu ... more
  • Queenstown Airport, Queenstown
    Sat 21 Apr 2018 9:00AM / Public Talks & Tours
    Join Richard Young along with Rob Brown & Dave Buckton, on a 17-day photography tour showcasing some of the South Island’s most iconic landscape including Milford Sound and the Moeraki Boulders along with some of the ... more
  • Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes
    Tue 24 Apr 2018 6:30PM / Music Festivals
    Bring the whole family along to enjoy a spine-tingling, entertaining and engaging performance by the world renowned NZ Youth Choir. The 50 strong choir performs a colourful repertoire, from music of the South Pacific, ... more
  • Kinross Vineyard & Cottages, Gibbston, Queenstown Lakes
    Sat 28 Apr 2018 9:00AM / Mind & Body
    2 days, 9 inspirational women, infinite opportunities. Join us for a weekend of information, demonstration & insights. If you’re struggling to find answers to nagging health issues or just want to know more about ... more
  • Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes
    Sat 5 May 2018 7:00PM / Socials, Singles, Balls
    This will be one of the great Arrowtown autumn nights. Don’t miss the village’s Scottish party night - the Arrowtown Ceilidh. The Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee) is a fun-filled social evening, which includes dancing ... more
  • Lake Hayes Pavilion, Queenstown
    Sun 20 May 2018 11:00AM / Theatre
    With beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppetry and original live music, ‘Kokako’s Song’ is a little show with a big heart! Suitable for ages 3 – 8. Children learn a waiata and join in the fun as 6-year-old ... more
  • Sherwood, Queenstown
    Tue 15 May 2018 9:00PM / R&B, Soul
    Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown enlist the country’s finest trumpet player Finn Scholes for a unique journey through rhythm and blues. These three multi-instrumentalists travel with a boot-load of exotic ... more
  • Sherwood, Queenstown
    Sat 5 May 2018 3:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Dr Lisa Daniels and Jennifer Douglas are experts in baby nutrition and are offering seminars on baby feeding. Dr Lisa Daniels is a lecturer at the University of Otago with a PhD looking at the nutritional considerations ... more
  • Sherwood, Queenstown
    Sat 19 May 2018 9:00PM / Electronica
    Originally a self-taught pianist from Portland Oregon, turned electronic artist living in Wellington, Nicole’s music has been described as “Simple, stripped back, yet incredibly solid” by NZ Musician Magazine; and ... more
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