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
Albert Town
034439487
Alpine Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 is surrounded by lovely gardens. Other facilities include a guest laun... (more)
Alpine Resort Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 shower (spa bath in some), hair dryer, king size beds, 50-channel Sky D... (more)
Alpine View Lodge - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 centre we offer B & B and self contained accommodation in a rural, pea... (more)
Altamont Lodge - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 Puzzling World. The Cardrona ski fields are a 20-minute drive, and Queens... (more)
Anderson Apartment - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 have access to the outdoor spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. T... (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-minute drive from the centre of Wanaka and a ten-minute walk to the lake... (more)
Apollo Lodge and Apartment Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 1 - 6 or the popular four bedroom lodge which can comfortably sleep up... (more)
Archway Motels & Chalets - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 stay.The self-catering units are located on the ground floor with parki... (more)
Aspiring Holiday Park & Motels - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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
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 Wanaka is only 100 metres away. All rooms and apartments at Aspirin... (more)
ASURE Brookvale Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 Park or over Roys Peak.ASURE BrookVale Motel is situated at 35 Browns... (more)
Base Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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-only dorms. There are also a number of normal guest rooms with private ... (more)
Bayview Motel - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 lounges have Free View TV and a DVD player. Two of the 2-bedroom units h... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 blankets. Most rooms offer great views of the mountains. Free off-street ... (more)
Best Western Belvedere Luxury Apartments - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 bedroom townhouses and 2 two bedroom townhouses. All apartments and ... (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 materials, and provides luxury self-catering accommodation - ideal for fam... (more)
Clearbrook Motel & Serviced Apartments - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 and in-room laundry facilities. It is located close to the town centre... (more)
Edgewater - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 of regional wines.Element Edgewater Day Spa is located on-site with s... (more)
Fairway Motel & Apartments - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
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 satellite TV. A dining area and tea/coffee making facilities are also provide... (more)
Glendhu Bay Motor Camp - Accommodation in Glendhu Bay New Zealand
Glendhu Bay
034437243
Situated just 11 km from downtown Wanaka along the road to Treble Cone ski field and the world heritage Mt. Aspiring National Park. Winter, spring, summer or fall you are guaranteed to have a relaxing holiday with breathtaking scenery all around you. It has all the usual amenities plus a camp store, petrol sales, boat ramp. Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Pa... (more)
Golfcourse Road Chalets - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
Wanaka
0800439399
Located on 10 acres of gardens, Golf course Road Chalets offer self-contained accommodation with lovely lake, mountain or golf course views. Just 4 minutes’ drive from Lake Wanaka, the property features free Wi-Fi and barbecue facilities.All chalets are heated, and have a marble bathroom with bathrobes and slippers. Each chalet has a washing machine and a fu... (more)
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Wanaka - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
Wanaka
0800706707
Oakridge Resort in Lake Wanaka has modern self-contained apartment accommodation including 1 bedroom apartments (sleeps up to 6), 2 bedroom apartments (sleeps up to 4) and studio suites (sleeps 2). Amenities include Sky TV, DVD player, central heating, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, heated towel rail, spa bath, car parking and breakfast availab... (more)
Hayloft - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
Wanaka
034438183
The perfect retreat for a couple, the Hayloft is a spacious, fully self contained part of our home with its own private access and will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. Although self catering, breakfast provisions can be provided for your convenience.An ideal haven to unwind and get away from it all, this distinctive Wanaka accommodation c... (more)
Hollys Backpacker - Accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand
Wanaka
034438187
Located in centre of town Wanaka, Holly's Backpackers was originally a large house. It is a small (24 bed), friendly backpackers on a quiet street, 200 metres from the main shopping area of Wanaka. It has fabulous mountain views and is situated on the flat land only two blocks from the lake front.Hire bikes, watch videos, sit in the sunny backyard for a BBQ.... (more)
Showing 1 - 14 of 14 events for the next month.
  • Mint Bar, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Thu 18 Jun 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Wānaka, how does some stand up comedy sound? Better than Level 4 in a 6-person share house at least. Remarkably Funny presents Wānaka’s funniest night out, back at Mint Bar and ready to pop its bubble! The ... more
  • Water Bar, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Fri 14 Aug 2020 8:30PM / Comedy
    Remarkably Funny is proud to present Ben Hurley, live in Wānaka. This Winter, Ben has teamed up with the Save Our Venues campaign and announced a tour covering many of the smaller venues around the country. With many ... more
  • Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Sun 9 Aug 2020 3:00PM / World
    Renowned New Zealand Soprano Rebecca Ryan will join the Cellists of Otago, at it's Wanaka Concert. The Dunedin based ensemble is directed by Dr. Heleen du Plessis and comprises the University of Otago students, ... more
  • Loco, Queenstown
    Fri 17 Jul 2020 9:00PM / Drum & Bass
    Shucka presents Snow & Bass 2020. Friday Night - On Sale Now State of Mind + Jabz // Truth // Optimus Gryme // Tali & Chiccoreli // Yanik // Mantis. Saturday - Sold Out Trei + Jabz // Lee Mvtthews //Truth // P- ... more
  • SKYCITY Queenstown, Queenstown
    Fri 17 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    SkyCity Queenstown's Night of Comedy makes a return with the some of NZ's best! Hosted by Best Live Show 2019 New Zealand Comedy Awards winner Paul Douglas, with special guests Justine Smith & Paul Ego as seen on ... more
  • Loco, Queenstown
    Sat 18 Jul 2020 9:00PM / Drum & Bass
    Shucka presents Snow & Bass 2020. Tickets for Saturday night only. Queenstowns favourite winter party is back for 2020 Bigger, Better and Stronger than ever with a massive lineup set to shake the mountains. Taking ... more
  • Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes
    Sat 8 Aug 2020 5:15PM / Classical Music
    Cellos and Song Programme includes songs from well known operas, musicals and cello repertoire such as Rachmaninov’s Vocalise and Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilleras No5. Directed by Heleen Du Plessis with Soprano ... more
  • Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes
    Sun 9 Aug 2020 4:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    QT based Turn Up The Music Trust presents Jackie Bristow and friends at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall on Sunday 9th August at 4pm. We feel very privileged to have Jackie headlining this concert and being an ... more
  • The Lodge at The Hills, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes
    Sun 26 Jul 2020 4:00PM / Classical Music
    Delighting again in live performances, we are proud of our New Zealand artists and honoured to present homegrown pianist Stephen De Pledge and violinist Amalia Hall in a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin ... more
  • Nadi Wellness, Queenstown
    Sat 1 Aug 2020 9:00AM / Mind & Body
    You are invited to attend a weekend workshop to learn the ancient Chinese art, science, medicine & practice, Qigong. With Kate & Henri Lebedev. (www.qifoundation.com.au) In Queenstown at Nadi Wellness 9 - 5pm ... more
  • Pig and Whistle, Queenstown
    Sat 25 Jul 2020 8:00AM / Ski, Snow, Winter Sports
    Slap on the Ski's and Snowboards and get ready to join us for the first-ever Pig to Peak!! For only $50 get Bottomless Breakfast + Return Transport to Cardrona + Apres drink back at The Pig* T&C Apply: Loyalty ... more
  • Queenstown Arts Centre, Queenstown
    Sat 15 Aug 2020 10:00AM / Education
    Come and join in the fun on a 3-hour introductory workshop. Designed for absolute beginners, each workshop will give you the tools and practical skills to take home and practice further. Just bring yourself and be ... more
  • Queenstown Arts Centre, Queenstown
    Sat 15 Aug 2020 1:30PM / Education
    Come and join in the fun on this envelope making workshop. Designed for absolute beginners, this session will guide you through making envelopes from scratch. We will use watercolour paints and pens to create patterns ... more
  • Yonder, Queenstown
    Tue 30 Jun 2020 7:00PM / Comedy
    Remarkably Funny is proud to present a special, post-apocalytpic edition of Queenstown's original and only comedy open mic night. It's great to be back! Our first show on June 30th will be a fundraiser for the Wakatipu ... more
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