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Best of Wanaka Guide

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Wanaka
The South Island town of Wanaka appeals to both adventure lovers and relaxation-minded travelers. Situated on the crystal-clear waters of New Zealand's fourth-largest lake, just a short drive from Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka is an ideal spot to go fishing, hiking, skiing, wine-tasting or golfing. The city also hosts Warbirds Over Wanaka, the largest three-day air show in the Southern Hemisphere.

All things to do » Things to do

Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
Deep Canyon
Deep Canyon
Attraction type: Canyons
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Wanaka
Wanaka
Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas; Bodies of Water
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Mount Iron
Mount Iron
Attraction type: Mountains
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Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World
Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World
Owner description: Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World is a world-unique attraction with the theme of puzzling eccentricity! Take some amazing photos of our crazy buildings and toilets, our... more Owner description: Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World is a world-unique attraction with the theme of puzzling eccentricity! Take some amazing photos of our crazy buildings and toilets, our Illusion Rooms must be seen to be believed and the Great Maze, the worlds first 'modern-styled' maze, is a fascinating challenge for the whole family. Operating since 1973, this is a true Kiwi icon suitable for all ages and budgets and is a must-see on any tourist itinerary. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks; Other Outdoor Activities; Other Fun & Games; Specialty & Gift Shops; Game & Entertainment Centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bistro Gentil
Bistro Gentil
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: French, European, Wine Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Quick Bites, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Cinema Paradiso Bar & Cafe
Cinema Paradiso Bar & Cafe
Ranked #2 of 68 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Pub
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Francesca's Italian Kitchen
Francesca's Italian Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pembroke Wines & Spirits
Pembroke Wines & Spirits
Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Pub, Wine Bar
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
Ranked #5 of 68 Restaurants in Wanaka
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wanaka Bakpaka
Wanaka Bakpaka
$15 - $44 (NZ$23 - NZ$69)
Ranked #7 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Aspiring Holiday Park & Motels
4.5 of 5
Aspiring Holiday Park & Motels
$43 - $143 (NZ$68 - NZ$225)
Ranked #8 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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Altamont Lodge
3.0 of 5
Altamont Lodge
$54 - $58
Ranked #9 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Aspiring Lofts
Aspiring Lofts
$95 - $114 (NZ$150 - NZ$180)
Ranked #3 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Peak Sport Chalet
4.0 of 5
Peak Sport Chalet
$83 - $112
Ranked #4 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Alpine View Lodge
4.0 of 5
Alpine View Lodge
$130 - $154 (NZ$205 - NZ$242)
Ranked #1 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lakeside Apartments
5.0 of 5
Lakeside Apartments
$217 - $231
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Wanaka
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Riverview Terrace
5.0 of 5
Riverview Terrace
$205 - $213 (NZ$323 - NZ$335)
Ranked #1 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Waiorau Homestead
4.5 of 5
Waiorau Homestead
$164 - $255
Ranked #2 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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