Lake Wanaka Summer and Winter Activites

Lake Wanaka Autumn Biking on Pisa Range Cadrona Ski Field Fly Fishing in Backcountry River Golfing at Lake Wanaka Hiking Mt Roy Horse Riding, Lake Wanaka Snow Farm, cross country skiing Kayaking in Autumn, Lake Wanaka Warbirds over Wanaka, Yak Cadrona Alpine Resort Waterskiing Lake Wanaka Treble Cone Snowboarding Willows Lake Wanaka Mt Roy, Lake Wanaka Snowboarding at Snow Park
Wanaka is one of the South Island’s best all-season’s destinations, nestled within an alpine wonderland and on the shores of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes. Wanaka offers something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies to foot-sore travellers, sports fanatics and lovers of good food and wine.

In winter, skiers flock here from all over the world for superb skiing and snowboarding at Cardrona and Treble Cone, cross-country skiing at the Snow Farm and heli-skiing high in the Harris Mountains. Year round activities include fishing, hiking, canyoning, climbing and skydiving. Visit the nearby towns of Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra, go shopping, or simply sit in a café and watch the world pass by, enjoying the warmth and hospitability of the local people.

Voted one of the top 10 destinations in the world by lonely planet in 2012 as part of the southern lakes district, due to its year round activities and spectacular scenery. An excerpt from the lonely planet book reads:

There isn’t a bad time to turn up in the world’s top adventure playground. There’re nonstop outdoor activities year-round in the resort towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Te Anau, as well as the surrounding mountains, lakes and parks… Where else can you ski in the morning and golf or water ski in the afternoon? Add excellent wineries and superb restaurants and what more is there to say?”


Things to Do, Lake Wanaka


Wanaka Golf ClubWanaka Golf Course - A picturesque 18 hole golf course surrounded by mountains, overlooking Lake Wanaka.
Warbirds Over WanakaWarbirds Over Wanaka - Over Easter Wanaka becomes the centre-stage of a world-famous Warbirds Airshow.
Pzzling WorldPuzzling World - A world unique attraction specialising in puzzling eccentricity. Fun for all the family!
Rippon Vineyard and WineryRippon Vineyard & Winery - A premium grapegrower and winemaker with over 25 years of wine making history.

Snow Sports - Skiing, Snowboarding and Winter Activities

Altamont Lodge Wanaka is the perfect accommodation base for a winter holiday.

Treble Cone WanakaTreble Cone - Wanaka is the closest town to the largest ski field in the South and reputedly New Zealand’s best ski field.
CadronaCardrona - A wonderful all round family ski/snow board field with arguably the best snow quality of any NZ ski field.
Snow Park NZSnow Park NZ - New Zealand’s largest terrain park boarding facility. A freestyle mecca for snowboarders and skiers.
Snow Farm NZSnow Farm NZ - One of the best Cross Country skiing fields in the Southern Hemisphere. From beginners to the experienced skier.

Lake Wanaka
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Accommodation Rates

  • Single (1 person): $79
  • Double (2 people): $99

Contact us

Manager: Helen Arthurs
Telephone: +64 3 443 8864

121 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road
Lake Wanaka 9305
New Zealand

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