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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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Roys Peak Track
Roys Peak Track
The track is closed for lambing from 1 October - 10 November each year. Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Mount Iron Track
Mount Iron Track
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Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Rob Roy Track
Rob Roy Track
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Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Kika
Kika
Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $5 - $27
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Big Fig Wanaka
Big Fig Wanaka
Ranked #2 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $11 - $27
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona Hotel
Ranked #4 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bistro Gentil
Bistro Gentil
Ranked #5 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: French, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
4.5 of 5
Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
$58 - $154 (NZ$85 - NZ$227)
Ranked #1 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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YHA Wanaka
4.0 of 5
YHA Wanaka
$25 - $91 (NZ$37 - NZ$134)
Ranked #2 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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Wanaka Bakpaka
Wanaka Bakpaka
$16 - $47 (NZ$23 - NZ$69)
Ranked #5 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Moorings
4.5 of 5
The Moorings
$129 - $284
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Wanaka View Motel
4.0 of 5
Wanaka View Motel
$98 - $182 (NZ$144 - NZ$268)
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Edgewater
4.5 of 5
Edgewater
$140 - $268
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lakeside Apartments
5.0 of 5
Lakeside Apartments
$237 - $411
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Waiorau Homestead
4.5 of 5
Waiorau Homestead
$181 - $241
Ranked #1 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Wanaka Haven
5.0 of 5
Wanaka Haven
$219 - $310 (NZ$322 - NZ$456)
Ranked #4 of 53 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.