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Wanaka

Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
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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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Perugia, Italy
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127 reviews 127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wanaka is a very nice and small town in South Island of New Zealand. It is full of Adventure and yet so calm. Everyone can have fun at Wanaka, from thrill seekers to the local market stroller.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We've just returned from a fabulous dog sledding trip with the Underdogs. Fleur and Kurt offer various short and longer trips, with options to drive your dog team or ride in a basket driven by them. We booked the longer trip to a hut deep in the snow below the Snow Farm cross-country ski trails. The dogs are a delight,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Small town, but packed with numerous fun activities for the entire family. Some of the most enjoyed activities include Eco rafting down Clutha River with Finn, Eco Wanaka trips with Chris Riley, Matukituki River Adventure Experience, Have a Shot, Puzzling World.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wanaka always looks good, but on a crisp winters day it looks great. Lots of work has been done to sort tricky intersections and to pretty up the main drag facing the lake. Plenty of parking and plenty to do. Could be a little cleaner, as rubbish bins were full wherever I looked. Quieter than Queenstown (thank goodness) but with... More

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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wanaka is like Queenstown's little cousin, but it certainly not missing anything by being smaller. Great places to eat, drink and shop. Just a great place to be (and the skiing at Cardrona just 30 minutes away is great).

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The town of Wanaka is home to Lake Wanaka, subject of many aspiring and professional photographers alike. The pros: it's relatively quiet, well-stocked (there's a boutique cinema, huge supermarket, ski/snowboard rental shops, property agents, and loads of restaurants), and in convenient proximity to ski field giants Treble Cone and Cardrona (45 mins one way to either). The cons: it's being... More

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singapore
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was the highlight of my entire New Zealand trip with my family. It is an incredible experience not just riding the sled but also experiencing the beautiful animals and their incredible owners. Book here - info@underdognz.co.nz And the website- http://www.underdognz.co.nz/ The entire experience was by chance, We drove up to Snow Farm and happened across the brochure in the... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Like a mini Taupo but surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. Why did nobody tell me about this place before? It's a really lovely little town.

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A group visited Wanaka on June 28 & 29. So LUCKY had wonderful wearther which supposed not that nice during winter period. From the pictures, you can tell how lucky we are. 3 bedroom with big sitting & kitchen space at Greenbrook allowed us to enjoy our own cooking while kids enjoyed the firework. Yes, that was a special evening... More

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