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Wanaka

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
03 443 1233
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Wanaka
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Bodies of Water
Activities: Skiing
Description: Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.
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Sydney Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter went here 10 years ago, and when I went I can see why she loved it. The lake is very pretty, and there were little shops and things to see. It's such a lovely little place, and to walk around the lake is so pretty. Just go and stay for a bit, look at the shops, and enjoy... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We came up here on advice from another traveler and we are so happy we did! A small town, big on atmosphere. The cafes and restaurants offer a variety and the each meal we had was lovely. There is plenty of outdoor sights as well as museums and wineries close by. Driving from Queenstown there are two choices-if you like... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have a long relationship with Wanaka and all the amazing gifts it has to offer. Having just hosted some International guests I have rediscovered through their eyes all the wonderful activities and locations I have the great fortune to live in.

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Brora, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

clean - friendly - prosperous and booming little town - great mix of shops and restaurants. Lots of outdoor activities but just nice to walk around the lake or sit and take in the awesome view!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Friendly, relaxing and amazingly beautiful. Wanaka is a great place to base yourself for a ski holiday. Super easy access to some great mountains.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Quiet little town to walk around the lake and the local market. Beautiful restaurants by the lakeside, expensive though. Nice place to stop by while travelling from Queenstown to the Glaciers.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Got to stay here for a week a few years ago, trail running, moumtain biking, canyoneering, white water rafting, rock climbing, fly fishing. Activities we do a lot at home in utah, so like a lot of folks who do these things, we kinda know quality outdoor rec. OMG, these people are blessed to live in a place that's second... More

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Sunshine Coast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

What a beautiful place, we will definately be back. The lake is so pretty with the mountains as the backdrop.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Wanaka is beautiful, relaxed and sophisticated. As well as its sparkling lake, magnificent mountains and array of outdoor activities, it boasts a series of first class restaurants and cafes plus some good boutiques and galleries. A place for doing as much or as little as you want at whatever pace you enjoy. We went in winter. Loved it and went... More

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Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Me and my girlfriend are at the moment driving through NZ. Our plan was to go to this unknown (for us) town just to buy some groceries, and then go to Queenstown. Now we're sitting at a cafe and planning to stay another day. What a lovely place!

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