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Address: Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.

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Wish we'd of stayed longer.

Fantastic place, loved it and wish we could have stayed longer. So many great places to eat and stunning view of the lake. So many things to do here if you have the time. Hope to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Vanessa C
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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic place, loved it and wish we could have stayed longer. So many great places to eat and stunning view of the lake. So many things to do here if you have the time. Hope to return one day.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love coming to Wanaka, and we try to at least once a year. Our favourite place in the world. So much to do and it doesn't have to cost lots of money. Lots of amazing walks and bike tracks, the beautiful lake & many rivers. The scenery is to die for. Has to be top of the list for any... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove to Wanaka through the Haast pass. Be prepared to stop many times as the scenery unfolds and you are treated to a great view of the lakes. The town itself is small with most of the shops located within a couple of blocks. Wanaka is much more relaxed compared to nearby Queenstown.

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Thank KJules123
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

favourite holiday spot in the country, dream of retiring here one day, if only we could afford to buy

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Thank Daisyange
Wanaka, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanaka has stunning scenery, a great community and some excellent walks/ hikes. Great fishing, lake sports and hunting as well

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent three days here and wanted more. This gorgeous town has everything from a great library to healthy cafes and restaurants that have great tasting food and drinks to amazing activities and more. There's even a maze you can have fun with on the edge of town! The supermarket, New World is very well stocked and staffed. For outdoor... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to stop and take in the beautiful country and the walks that are available. Food is very expensive both to buy and to eat our. Not somewhere to stay for any length of time.

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Thank Denstrip
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated on the shore of Lake Wanaka this town has something to offer everyone. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery offering walks to suit all abilities the lake offers all manner of water sports. The town's golf course rates in the top 50 in New Zealand. There is a massive variety of accommodation and plenty of it. There are enough to... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanaka is situated right on the lake, and is really beautiful. It's got everything that you might need, and there are lots of attractions in the surrounding area.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Wanaka... much much much quieter than Queenstown and more beautiful. Lovely place to spend some time. Roys peak was a wonderful difficult hike, and Rob Roy Glacier hike was out of this world views.. much easier trek (but farther to get to).. just stunning.. stay here a couple days to soak it all in.

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