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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
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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Mount Iron Track
Mount Iron Track
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Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $12 - $29
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Big Fig Wanaka
Big Fig Wanaka
Ranked #2 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bistro Gentil
Bistro Gentil
Ranked #3 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona Hotel
Ranked #4 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kika
Kika
Ranked #5 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $6 - $29
Cuisines: European
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
4.5 of 5
Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
$50 - $149 (NZ$69 - NZ$205)
Ranked #1 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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YHA Wanaka
4.0 of 5
YHA Wanaka
$43 - $85 (NZ$59 - NZ$117)
Ranked #2 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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Peak Sport Chalet
4.0 of 5
Peak Sport Chalet
$82 - $136
Ranked #8 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Moorings
4.5 of 5
The Moorings
$125 - $222
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Wanaka View Motel
4.0 of 5
Wanaka View Motel
$92 - $140 (NZ$127 - NZ$193)
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Aspiring Lofts
Aspiring Lofts
$109 - $131 (NZ$150 - NZ$180)
Ranked #2 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lakeside Apartments
5.0 of 5
Lakeside Apartments
$241 - $357
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Waiorau Homestead
4.5 of 5
Waiorau Homestead
$186 - $263
Ranked #1 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Edgewater
4.5 of 5
Edgewater
$114 - $282
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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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.