Jet Boating

Lake Cruising


Bungy Jumping


Adventure Park

Rock Climbing


Visitor Information


Walking and Trekking

Lake Wanaka offers a diverse range of walking options for all fitness levels and experience. Click here for more information.


Wanaka Activities

Puzzling World

A must see tourist attraction in Wanaka. Puzzling World is the home of eccentric puzzles, illusion, a challenging maze and the infamous leaning tower. Website:

Skydive Lake Wanaka

Billed as the most spectacular skydive in New Zealand, this adrenalin experience from 15,000 or 12,000 feet takes in stunning views including Mount Cook, Mount Aspiring and Mount Aspiring National Park. Website:

Cardrona Adventure Park

Take quad bikes, monster trucks and buggy rides in the Cardrona Valley between Wanaka and Queenstown. Rides are tailored to suit all abilities, including children. Website:

Have a Shot

Wanaka’s Have a Shot is a unique low cost attraction offering a range of shooting activities under cover and an 18-hole mini putt course. Website:

Wanaka Rock Climbing

Learn to rock climb or advance your skills with Wanaka Rock’s qualified rock and mountain guides. Take a guided rock climbing trip to the Matukituki Valley on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. Website:

Eco Wanaka

Eco Wanaka specialises in guided walks and hikes in Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park, lake cruises and guided fishing trips. Website:

Frogs River Surfing

Experience fast flowing rapids, whirlpools and stunning scenery while white water sledging on the historic Kawarau river.

Lakeland adventures

Jet boat the Clutha, take a guided fishing trip or cruise peaceful Lake Wanaka on Dual Image. Website:

Southern Rivers Fly fishing

Fly fish with experienced Wanaka fly fishing guides.  Get the most from your precious time in the fly fishing paradise that surrounds Wanaka.


Active Adventures New Zealand

Active Adventures New Zealand offer fully guided, multi-day tours of New Zealand. If you’ve got extra time up your sleeve and you’d like to explore more of our beautiful country, with the locals, get in touch with the team at Active!



Queenstown Activities

Queenstown Combos

Designed to save you time and money, Queenstown Combos combines the best of Queenstown’s adventure and sightseeing experiences. Website:

Queenstown Rafting

Experience a thrilling river or heli-rafting adventure on Queenstown’s Kawarau and Shotover Rivers or try the triple challenge that combines a jet boating ride, a thrilling helicopter ride and white water river rafting. Website:

AJ Hackett Bungy

Take your pick from three Queenstown bungy locations: The Kawarau Bridge, Nevis Highwire or the Ledge. Adrenalin junkies may like the '3thrillogy' – combining all three jumps with 224 metres of freefall. Website:

Tandem Paragliding

Coronet Peak Tandems offers paragliding and hand gliding from the Coronet Peak Ski field with the highest take off in Queenstown. Website:

NZone Skydiving

Discover the ultimate adrenaline rush of tandem parachuting at 15,000 feet above Queenstown. Website:


See Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown from 600 ft with a breathtaking parasail flight. Website:

Sunrise Balloons

Sunrise Balloons is the ultimate Queenstown hot air ballooning experience. See sunrise over Coronet Peak, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Park followed by a champagne breakfast.


Milford Sound

Milford Sound Sea Kayaks

Sea kayak into stunning Milford Sound with experienced guides. Kayak Milford Sound for the day or combine a kayak trip with a walk on the Milford Sound track. Website:

Milford Sound BBQ bus

Take a small group tour to Milford Sound and gain access to areas that larger tour vehicles can’t get to. Take in magnificent views and a delicious BBQ lunch inside Fiordland National Park.


Wanaka Accommodation

Riverrun Lodge

A luxurious and stylish lodge set on 500 acres of private land close to the Clutha River, six minutes drive from Wanaka and one hour from Queenstown, in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Maungawera Lodge


Wanaka Springs

Lake Wanaka’s in-town boutique lodge set in the peace & tranquillity of natural springs & native gardens with mountain & lake views.  Just 3 minutes walk to the shops, galleries, restaurants, golf course and lakefront. Website:

Whare Kea Lodge

At Whare Kea you’ll experience designer luxury in truly majestic, natural surroundings, located on the edge of Lake Wanaka and the design of this lodge perfectly suits the dramatic scenery.

Te Wanaka Lodge

A true alpine lodge – Te Wanaka is owned and run by outdoor enthusiasts.  Located in the heart of town, you are just a minute’s walk to the lake, shops and restaurants. Relax in the private hut tub.  All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and private balcony.

Tiritiri Lodge

Tiritiri Lodge built on the eastern shore of Lake Wanaka offers boutique lodge accommodation. Website:

Minaret Lodge

Luxury boutique retreat, set in two acres landscaped grounds, ten minute walk to the town centre.  Facilities include spa, sauna and tennis. Website:

Makarora Wilderness Resort

‘A’ frame chalets, cabins, camping ground, all sites secluded among bush surroundings.  The departure point for the Siberia Experience is located in the main office of the Makarora Wilderness Resort.

Lake Wanaka Lodge

Relaxed quiet location, magnificent views from our lovely quest lounge of lake and mountains and only a 4 minute walk to all the action.  Website:

Lake Hawea Motor Inn 


BrookVale Motels

Peaceful and relaxing situated in the heart of Wanaka just 150 metres from shops and restaurants. Website: 

Bella Vista

Situated in the heart of Wanaka approximately 100 metres from the Lake.  Family and studio units available.

Edgewater Resort

Lakefront location, uninterrruped views from all rooms and direct lake access. Website: 

Oakridge Resort Grand Mecure


The Moorings

Stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller.  Choose from tasteful motels or stunning apartments, all perfectly positioned with extravagant views of the lake and mountains.

Mountain Range

Breath-taking mountain views provide the backdrop for this beautiful B&B retreat. Website:

Alpine Motel & Apartments

Centrally located, being only 5 minute walk to Lake Wanaka.  Well-appointed, self contained/serviced family and studio with full kitchens.  Website:

Aspiring Lodge Motel

Centrally located, walking distance to shops and restaurants an next door to the supermarket. Website: 

Archway Motel

Ideally situated 5 minutes walk to town.  Quiet, secluded, sunny and sheltered site offers mountain views, park like spacious setting.

Maple Lodge Wanaka

Boutique luxury accommodation. Qualmark 4 star plus rated Maple Lodge offers affordable luxury with a homely atmosphere set within the quiet surroundings of its own 7-acre maple tree plantation only minutes from Lake Wanaka. Website:

Lake Outlet Holiday Park, Wanaka


Harpers B&B

‘Harpers’ is a Wanaka Bed and Breakfast where you will enjoy friendliness and comfort in our home. We live in a tranquil, peaceful and quiet environment where you are surrounded by our extensive garden.


Oak Tree B&B



Your very private Qualmark 4 star accommodation in Wanaka.

We would like to invite you to stay in the individually designed & appointed 1 or 2 bedroom Chalet or Studio.  All are self contained.

Start your day health with our memorable breakfast-buffet.


Riverview Terrace

Luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation, private setting with amazing river & mountain views.  Relax in the spa under the stars.  5 star qualmark rating.


Buchanan Lodge

Situated on 60 acres of land designated as an area of "outstanding
natural beauty", Buchanan Lodge provides the perfect hideaway.



Clearbrook is a luxury accommodation complex, designed to enhance the ultimate Wanaka Experience.  Located just metres from Wanaka's main street its majestic lakefront. Clearbrook offers both apartment style and townhouse accommodation options.


The Hayloft

We warmly invite you to stay at our unique, strawbale loft apartment set on 16 acres of rolling farmland and enjoying fantastic views of the Southern Alps.


Aspiring Campervan Park

5 star Qualmark & rated by thousands of testimonials as “the best in NZ” & recently winning the supreme category through for the holiday parks category.  Fantastic lake & mountain views with free spas, sauna, showers, wireless internet, heated BBQ pavilion & 40 sky channels you will ensure to be relax & unwind easily during your time in Lake Wanaka.


Bayview Motel Apartments

Nestled in gardens with lake and mountain views including Mt Aspiring, our 3.5 star Qualmark rated accommodation will ensure an enjoyable holiday during your visit to Lake Wanaka. Fully self contained, warm and comfortable apartments ( fireplace options) with all lounges featuring 40+SKY (cable) TV channels and every guest can make use of our free wi-fi & complimentary spa pool.


Lake Wanaka Apartments

Wanaka Apartments provide a luxurious living space with
accommodation that has been professionally decorated in top quality furnishings and bedding. Attention to detail ensures this elegant, quality home, provides a comfortable place to relax, unwind, and enjoy your holiday in Wanaka.



Wanaka Alpine Lodge

A boutique 4.5 star lodge perfectly located close to town, lakes, airport and four ski fields. Choose from four spacious luxury Guest Rooms or our two-bedroom, Self-Contained Apartment. All stays include complimentary WiFi, Sky Guest Select 50+ channels, use of Cedar hot tub and mountain bikes. Book our Guest Rooms and we will also treat you to a delicious gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea and a glass of local wine. The Wanaka Alpine Lodge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.




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Ski Fields

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand.




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