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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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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 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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Essex
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201 reviews 201 reviews
76 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There are many and varied activities around the lake. The town itself has a number of restaurants and shop and one large supermarket for self caterers like us

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Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wanaka is a beautiful little town with lots to offer. It's on a beautiful lake, with many nearby trails. Cute restaurants and shops line the streets. It's a great alternative to noisy and crowded Queenstown. Also, if you not planning to drive to Milford Sound, it's a great place to take a small plane to the Sound.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Lake mountains the bully in the afternoon with friends. Look forward to returning too long! We also stayed at the WANAKA HOTEL perfect for our needs

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We recently visited for our second War Birds show and want to say how much we enjoyed our visit. Wanaka is a stunning place with beautiful scenery and a great little township with good cafe's and resturants. The air show is a great opportunity for enthusiasts and others to see some wonderful old aircraft up close and in the air... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We only got chance to wander around the quaint town and enjoy the beautiful scenery and an evening meal but we loved this town and wish we had more time here.

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