Wanaka is a perfect base for tourists looking to explore the magnificent Southern Lakes Region. Situated on Lake Wanaka a short drive away from Queenstown & Dunedin, this South Island holiday destination is buzzing with activity all year round. From water-skiing & white-water rafting to trout-fishing and kayaking, water-sports enthusiasts have a range of activities to choose from.
Adventure activities include, scenic flights over the gorgeous alpine region, hiking & trekking at Mount Aspiring National Park, rock-climbing & mountain-biking along the highest tracks in New Zealand and skiing (during winter) at the Cardrona & Treble Cone ski fields and Snow Farm.
The famous New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum & the Wanaka Transport Museum are also worth a visit.
Mainstay Hotels in Wanaka, Southern Lakes
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka is nestled on the quiet, tree-lined, Mt Aspiring Road at the edge of Wanaka Township. Only 3 minutes drive or a 20 minute stroll along the lakeshore to town centre. On-site Cafe and Bar open from 7.30-11am and 4.30-9pm serving pizza and pies in the evening and continental buffet breakfast in the morning. For restaurant dining, there is a complimentary shuttle collecting guests from the resort and taking them to The Lone Star Restaurant at 6pm and 7.30pm daily. Guests also have access to a outdoor pool and waterslide, bicycle hire, fitness centre, BBQ area with seating and self-service laundry facilities. The tour desk books local activities including river cruises, skydiving and winery tours.