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Address: Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 443 1233
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.
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We have now visited 4 times, and are going back again next year. Just love the town, and the fact that it's not too far away from Queenstown (if you need a little bit more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have now visited 4 times, and are going back again next year. Just love the town, and the fact that it's not too far away from Queenstown (if you need a little bit more excitement) The people are friendly and welcoming, and there are some great places to eat and drink. Plus markets on a Thursday night! If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Of course I am biased as I live in the area. All adventure sports available to a high standard. Shopping galore with many restaurants to choose from. All seasons catered for.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wanaka offers something for everyone. there are plenty of things to do whether its skiing at one of the many ski fields nearby, wine tours, hiking, bike riding or just some people watching in one of the many cafes or bars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This growing township situated on the very picturest lake Wanaka with Awsome snow capped mountains in the background is awe inspiring. The town is place to stay if you want to ski Cardrona and Treble Cone.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our second time visiting Wanaka and it is absolutely beautiful. Perfectly situated between Cadrona and Treblecone, it is a great place to base yourself for skiing/ boarding. I imagine it would be great in summer as well with the lake and all the hiking and biking trails surrounding it.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favour and visit Wanaka, it is one of the most pisturesque, cutesy towns on the planet. Small enough to ooze charm but big enough to have decent supermarkets and a great array of restaurants and bars it is a true gem. An easy drive to Treble Cone or Cardrona ski fields it is a great place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Really recommend this place fr a family ski holiday. Not a young hipster party place like qtown. However there are still plenty of great places to eat and drink. Probably about same cost as qtown.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

With only 3 days here we did as much driving sight seeing as we could, spent a day at Cardrona snowboarding and i did a photo shoot up Mount Roy way. Would have loved to gone hiking and done some more exploring out of town. So beautiful everywhere you look and a lovely friendly town folk - NZ has the... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Absolutely loved Wanaka, very friendly and easy to find your way around, so many things to do. The weather was great only had one wet day in 6 days, the views of the mountains covered in snow and the lake were magic. Our family went skiing at Treble Cone and loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice little town with great Lake and Mountain views. Stayed at the Wanaka view motel, nice one bedroom unit at front on right, lovely views of lake and mountains, and easy walk to shops. Nice walk around the northern shore of the lake

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