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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.

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Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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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: Theme Parks; Other Outdoor Activities; Other Fun & Games; Gift & Specialty Shops; Game & Entertainment Centers
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National Transport and Toy Museum
National Transport and Toy Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bistro Gentil
Bistro Gentil
Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: French, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $12 - $29
Cuisines: New Zealand
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona Hotel
Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Spice Room
The Spice Room
Ranked #4 of 78 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
4.5 of 5
Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
$50 - $133 (NZ$69 - NZ$183)
Ranked #1 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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YHA Wanaka
4.0 of 5
YHA Wanaka
$42 - $101 (NZ$58 - NZ$139)
Ranked #2 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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Wanaka Bakpaka
Wanaka Bakpaka
$17 - $50 (NZ$23 - NZ$69)
Ranked #3 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Moorings
4.5 of 5
The Moorings
$147 - $252
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Edgewater
4.5 of 5
Edgewater
$110 - $240
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Wanaka Luxury Apartments
5.0 of 5
Wanaka Luxury Apartments
$136 - $208 (NZ$187 - NZ$286)
Ranked #3 of 57 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Waiorau Homestead
4.5 of 5
Waiorau Homestead
$179 - $253
Ranked #1 of 57 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Lakeside Apartments
5.0 of 5
Lakeside Apartments
$249 - $358
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Riverview Terrace
5.0 of 5
Riverview Terrace
$226 - $256 (NZ$311 - NZ$352)
Ranked #2 of 57 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.