Wanaka - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
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 - FURTHER INFORMATION
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 - SkiingDuring 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.