Things to do Lake Wanaka, Tours & Activities

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What To Do In Lake Wanaka

Wanaka is captivating and magical commanding a wonderful spot on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Wanaka. Located 55 kilometres northeast of Queenstown and surrounded by sky-scraping snow-topped mountains as often as not mirrored in the waters below and bordered by the tremendous Mount Aspiring National Park. An all-seasons destination each offering a host of activities from the extreme to the sublime? A perfect combination of outdoor adventure and indoor indulgence …. Wanaka has it all.

Enjoy an exhilarating 1/2 day wilderness jet boating adventure with Wanaka River Journeys, travel up the glacial-fed Matukituki River and find yourself amongst the breathtaking scenery of the Mount Aspiring National Park, with its Hanging Glaciers, stunning waterfalls, ancient beech forest and fantastic bird life….Real New Zealand wilderness.

Ridgeline Adventure Tours offers 4WD Safari Tours that will take you off the beaten track to truly experience the character that is Wanaka, its rich history, heritage and modern-day farming life. With breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped peaks and lake vistas, alpine meadows and ancient streams, these trips are a photographer’s dream.


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Things to do in Wanaka, Tours & Activities

Lake Wanaka Tours & Activities

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Get up close and personal with nature with Eco Wanaka Adventures which offers lake cruises and island walks, helicopter hikes into the misty mountains and glacier-guided walks. Cruising the lake and then encountering the magical Mou Waho Island, with its cheeky wekas and the lake on top of the island on a lake on top of an island is simply breathtaking. Special places off-the-beaten-track in pure New Zealand wilderness.

Warbirds and Wheels is home to the bi-annual ‘Warbirds Over Wanaka’ International Airshow and also showcases New Zealand’s finest collection of warbird aircraft, classic cars, wearable creations and visual art. It houses a 1934 Duesenberg the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, a great selection of privately owned classic cars and a collection of Warbirds such as Strikemaster and Vampire. Not to be missed while visiting Wanaka

Wanaka offers many other attractions, Puzzling World has become one of the icons of Wanaka, with its puzzling eccentricity offering rooms of illusion, an awesome modern-style maze and puzzles galore to play with in the cafe. The Wanaka Toy and Transport Museum houses one of the world’s largest privately owned vehicle and toy collections, the result of one man’s dream and 50 years of collecting and preserving pieces from the past.


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