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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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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Puzzling World
Puzzling World
Owner description: Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been messing with people's heads since 1973. Bizarre buildings, rooms of illusions and our famous maze will... more Owner description: Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been messing with people's heads since 1973. Bizarre buildings, rooms of illusions and our famous maze will baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality. Even if you only pay a visit to New Zealand's most unusual public toilets, your world will never be the same again. Seeing is disbelieving! less
Attraction type: Theme Parks; Game & Entertainment Centers; Gift & Specialty Shops; Other Fun & Games; Other Outdoor Activities
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: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price: $11 - $29
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs 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, Gastropub
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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, Grill
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, 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, New Zealand
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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
$48 - $150 (NZ$67 - NZ$210)
Ranked #1 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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Wanaka View Motel
4.0 of 5
Wanaka View Motel
$87 - $174 (NZ$122 - NZ$244)
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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YHA Wanaka
4.0 of 5
YHA Wanaka
$42 - $83 (NZ$59 - NZ$116)
Ranked #2 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Waiorau Homestead
4.5 of 5
Waiorau Homestead
$174 - $237
Ranked #1 of 57 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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The Moorings
4.5 of 5
The Moorings
$141 - $259
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Edgewater
4.5 of 5
Edgewater
$135 - $260
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
$241 - $350
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Riverview Terrace
5.0 of 5
Riverview Terrace
$231 - $261 (NZ$324 - NZ$366)
Ranked #3 of 57 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Wanaka Luxury Apartments
5.0 of 5
Wanaka Luxury Apartments
$133 - $226 (NZ$186 - NZ$317)
Ranked #5 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.