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Panorama from the Pembroke Park at Wanaka. The picture was taken early in the morning and shows both Wanka itself and the surrounding mountains.


Wanaka - Wanaka visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Wanaka' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.

Wanka sits at the southern end of Lake Wanaka near the outflow of the Clutha River in Central Otago. Wanka is the gateway town to Mount Aspiring National Park, and has an active outdoor calendar all year round. Because of this Wanaka has developed plenty of holiday accommodation from hotels through to ski-chalet style.

During the summer months, walking, biking and climbing in the surrounding mountains is very popular. Mount Aspiring National Park is the third largest park in New Zealand. The terrain is varied from the dense rainforests of Fiordland, braided river valleys and alpine meadows, to the heavily glaciated Southern Alps. Lake Wanaka itself provides all kinds of water based activities from trout fishing to boating and water skiing. Other local attractions include the Puzzling World and the Paradiso Cinema.

Wanaka - Skiing

During the winter months Wanaka provides easy access to four world-class skiing areas of Treble Cone, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Farm and Snow Park, some of New Zealand's premier commercial ski fields in the Southern Alps. Wanaka is much more relaxed than Queenstown and so is becoming increasingly popular amongst holiday makers.

Being just an hour away near to Queensland via the Crown Range Pass, it is within easy distance of the skiing areas of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Combined, these provide ample opportunity for fun family skiing, peaceful cross-country touring, adrenaline pumping off-piste, park jibbing or mind blowing heli-skiing.


Lake Wanaka i-SITE Visitor & Tourist Information Centre
100 Ardmore Street
The Log Cabin
Phone: 64 3 443 1233
Fax: 64 3 443 1290


Road: Wanaka is about 68km north of Queenstown on the 6 Highway.
Flight: Wanaka Airport with daily flights to Christchurch

Recent Local Panoramas

Makarora Hills and Valley
Makarora Hills and Valley / Wanaka
Mountains Around Lake Hawea
Mountains Around Lake Hawea / Wanaka
Southern End of Lake Hawea
Southern End of Lake Hawea / Wanaka
Hawea Village
Hawea Village / Wanaka
Trail to Rock Peak
Trail to Rock Peak / Central Otago
Cardrona Valley
Cardrona Valley / Central Otago
Crown Range Road Switchback Lookout
Crown Range Road Switchback Lookout / Central Otago
Crown Range Road
Crown Range Road / Central Otago


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