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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wanaka

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
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Owner description: Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.
New Delhi, India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We are so much in love with lake wanaka that we have seen it crom many angles ..we went to diamond track which is 25 minutes away from downtown wanaka and saw the top of view of wanaka ...breathtaking and I have no words to explain the view ...we sky dived on lake wanaka and have seen the best of it from the top ..we flew a plane over wanaka and again saw wanaka at its best ...we got a fabulous apartment on lake wanaka ...memorable experiences in wanak

Visited March 2013
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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“Pretty Wanaka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Small enough to get around but with several good walks out of town. Clear fresh air. Nice lake. Unique idea from the millennium of have small edging tiles laid along the foreshore pavement each one for every year from the Birth of Christ. They are all individually sponsored (so many currently blank!) but the ones that are have special notes relating to the chosen year ... Hope this makes sense, but gives you much reading and interest, and, a crick in the neck.

Visited February 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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“This is the place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

If falling off mountains, kayaking on great rivers, sitting at a lakeside cafe in the evening and watching the sun set behind the mountains, chasing big trout, and basically enjoying world-class scenery (and having fun) is your thing, then come to Wanaka.
The hiking, scenery, conviviality of the locals, and the cafes and restaurants are pretty special.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Swim in Lake Wanaka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Lovely setting, plenty of great views. Easy to reach down gritty track, free parking. Lay under shady tree, and by lakeside. Swam from rocks in cool clear water.

Visited February 2013
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Great place to visit the southern alps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stay in Wanaka! Much more relaxed and quiet than Queenstown. Great hiking, biking and swimming. Very good accomodation and easily to be reached from the west-coast, christchurch or dunedin.

Visited March 2013
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