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 - 10 of 10 events for the next month.
  • Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Sat 23 Jan 2021 7:30PM / Classical Music
    Christchurch’s River City Jazzmen’s culture can be summed up in one word: ‘authentic’. The focus of the band never wavers far from the classic Dixieland vibe. The repertoire is faithful to the ‘genre’ and ... more
  • Fitzpatricks Irish Pub, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Fri 5 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Comedy
    Jings Criveens Help Ma Boab, Feck it. Booze and Craic A Night of Irish and Scottish Comedy is bringing the laughs to Wanaka with a hilarious line up of 4 brilliant Celtic Comedians from Bonnie Scotland and the Emerald ... more
  • Mint Bar, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Thu 18 Jun 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Remarkably Funny presents Wānaka’s funniest night out at Mint Bar, featuring fresh local talent and occasional visiting comedians from all over the place. To celebrate that it's not 2020 any more, we've got Steven ... more
  • Wanaka Community Hub, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Mon 7 Dec 2020 5:30PM / Mind & Body
    HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra that can expand your awareness, calm your mind, and bring insights into your life. The 15-20 minute HU song is followed by a short contemplation, then relaxed spiritual ... more
  • Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Classical Music
    The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. ... more
  • Yonder, Queenstown
    Tue 30 Jun 2020 7:00PM / Comedy
    Remarkably Funny is proud to present Queenstown's original and only comedy open mic night. Come and join us at the amazing Yonder to enjoy some of Queenstown best local comedians trying some new stuff, as well as ... more
  • Thomas L. Brown Gallery, Queenstown
    Sun 14 Feb 2021 3:30PM / Singer-Songwriter
    For Jackie Bristow, the lure of the road has informed her music in ways that don’t limit her to any specific location on the globe. Like the classic singer-songwriters who have inspired her, Jackie has made her ... more
  • Searchlight Brewery, Queenstown
    Thu 4 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Comedy
    Jings Criveens Help Ma Boab, Feck it. Booze and Craic A Night of Irish and Scottish Comedy is bringing the laughs to Queenstown once again with a new line up of 6 brilliant Celtic Comedians from Bonnie Scotland and ... more
  • Threesixty Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza, Queenstown
    Thu 28 Jan 2021 6:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    The idea of Trust the chef is to bring to the table present environmental issues and how food impacts our planet, so will be educational as our intention is to inspire change. Sustainability, networking, local, ... more
  • Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 7:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Roll up! Roll up! With Valentine's Day fast approaching we thought we'd celebrate love by bringing you the very best performers that Cupid has to offer. Featuring international and award-winning Burlesque, Drag, ... more
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