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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Wanaka is an absolutely jaw dropping beauty. We walk each day into town and each day was a different experience due to the weather. We had some glorious days and a couple of windy days nut Wanaka was always beautiful. If you're looking for a place to relax then this is the place. We will be back.the are plenty of... More

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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great stop to stock up before heading into the mountains around Aspiring. The scenery is a great taste of where you're heading if you head towards Aspiring Hut. The climb over to the Dart valley is strenuous but awesome.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
71 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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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
2 reviews
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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