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Wanaka

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
03 443 1233
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Ranked #4 of 20 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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Wanaka is a beautiful lakeside town, full of friendly people, fantastic eateries like Relishescafe, bars and exceptional accommodation for example The Minaret Lodge with Gary and Fran. Nightlife was great too !

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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156 reviews 156 reviews
70 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Wanaka has a much more "Kiwi" feel to it than the busy Queenstown. Less hotels and more untouched beauty and nature.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Given that it is where it is it would be difficult for Wanaka to be anything short of spectacular. It manages to be so while also retaining a certain charm. I wish we had had more than the 2 days we allowed to explore its galleries and restaurants.

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Picturesque, far quieter and more manageable than Queenstown, still has everything you could want in terms of services.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Such a gorgeous little town with a much more local feel than Queenstown. Definitely worth a visit - wish we could have stayed longer!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

About an Hour by road from Queenstown. A very beautiful and scenic place. It has many of the adventure sports which already is there in Queenstown, but may be at a lower price here. Plus there is one activity , which no where else in the world would you get to do (I Guess.) . You can actually fly a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wanaka remains a delightful wee local town despite the residential growth that is happening at a rapid rate of knots. Its location for skiing, tramping, fishing, mountain biking, boating, almost any outdoor adventure or sport you can think of is perfect. It is well served with a very good supermarket, pharmacies, bookstore, gift shops, a few fashion shops and a... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved the scenery and peacefulness of the place. Many great walks and places to Ski, enjoyed my time here thoroughly! Met lots of friendly people and stayed at a great self contained apartment called The Hayloft.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A group of us chose to stay in Wanaka for a week of the snow season and really feel we made the best choice in staying here instead of in Queenstown. If you're looking for nightlife it's probably not the best option, but it cut a huge amount of travel time off our trip to Cardrona each day and provided... More

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Perugia, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed here only a day. Town is small, it was very calm (9th of june). During ski season probably gets very busy. There is about everything you might want, cinema, shops, restaurants, pubs, supermarket, etc. Ski fields, Treble Cone and Cardrona, are very close, about 40 minutes away. Lots of other outdoor activities. Deserves a longer stay.

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