THINGS TO DO IN WANAKA

The Wanaka region is known for its stunning lakes and mountains surrounding this township. This has set it apart as a destination to experience the outstanding natural beauty and outdoor adventures. With four distinct seasons, Wanaka is fantastic to visit at any time of year. Below are just a few of the great activities and things to do in Wanaka.

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Skiing in Wanaka

With four ski areas within a 50-minute drive, which means Altamont Lodge is a perfect base for your Wanaka ski holiday. Treble Cone and Cardrona offer traditional downhill skiing, whilst Snow Farm NZ offers cross country skiing and Soho Basin offers a unique private ski experience like no other in New Zealand. Wanaka also offers extensive heli-skiing terrain.

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Walking & Hiking in Wanaka

Wanaka has hundreds of kilometres of walking and hiking tracks to explore, from gentle strolls around the lakefront to the steep climb up Roy’s Peak and its famous views, or spectacular wilderness walks in Mount Aspiring National Park.  Click here for more information about hiking tracks and options. 

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Biking in Wanaka

From easy flat rides around the lake and rivers for beginners and families to thrilling downhill mountain descents for experts, Wanaka has over 750km of mountain biking trails to suit all abilities. Altamont Lodge is bike-friendly and has secure bike storage onsite. Read more about biking in Wanaka here.

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Golf in Wanaka

The Wanaka Golf Club is surrounded by mountains and overlooks Lake Wanaka making it one of the most picturesque 18 holes in New Zealand to play. Green fees are available to non-members. Click here to visit their website for more information.

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Family Attractions

Wanaka is the place to make lasting family holiday memories, with affordable fun for everyone.
Puzzling World is a firm family favourite, and a visit to the friendly farm animals at the Wanaka Lavender Farm is a must-do, or feed the fish from the lakefront jetty after playing at the Dinosaur Park. Find out more family holiday ideas here.

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Food & Wine

Wanaka is home to award-winning restaurants and artisan producers. Visit some of New Zealand’s best wineries, sample craft beers at one of Wanaka’s numerous breweries or take a tour to see whisky being produced at the Cardrona Distillery. The Wanaka Farmers Market on Thursday afternoon is a must-visit. Click here for more details.

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Skiing in Wanaka
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With 4 ski fields less than 50 minutes drive, Altamont Lodge is a perfect base for your Wanaka ski holiday. Treble Cone and Cardrona offer traditional field skiing, Wanaka Snow Farm offers cross country skiing and Soho Basin offers a unique private ski experience like no other.

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Walking & Hiking in Wanaka
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Whether it’s a gentle stroll or a more serious hike you are looking for, Wanaka has something for everyone. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in Wanaka’s natural beauty. Click here for information on tracks and options.

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Biking Wanaka
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Wanaka has over 750km of biking tracks to enjoy, covering levels from beginners to experts. Click here to check out some of the track options to explore.

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Golf Wanaka
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The Wanaka golf course is surrounded by mountains and overlooking lake Wanaka making it a picturesque 18 holes. Click here to visit their website for more information.

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Wanaka Events
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From sporting events to music festivals and the famous warbirds over Wanaka there are often things on to include in your holiday plans. Find out what is on during your stay in Wanaka.

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Rippon Vineyard
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Only 1km away from Altamont Lodge is the stunning Rippon Vineyard. Offering tastings from the cellar door with breathtaking views across the vines down to the lake. Rippon is also a popular Wanaka wedding venue and regularly holds music and events. Learn more