Wanaka offers a huge variety of activities to suit a range of people. From adventure seekers to a more relaxing….
- Skydive Lake Wanaka
A New Zealand skydiving experience that stands out from the rest. Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger…..and then jump out of a perfectly good plane over some of the most majestic scenery around. If you were ever going to do a skydive, then Lake Wanaka is the perfect backdrop.
- Ridgeline Adventures
Personalised Wanaka adventure tours, if you want to get off the beaten track, then jump into a 4WD and head into the high country.
- Maniototo 4wd Safaris
A journey of discovery.
- Classic Flights
Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights.
- U-Fly Wanaka
Realise your dream to fly.
- Eco Wanaka Adventures
Guided hiking, lake cruising and lake fishing. We can recommend a half day trip out to Mou Wahu Island. The 40 minute boat trip, takes you into the middle of the lake, where you find an island that is predator free andhome to the Buff Weka. Your knowledgeable guide can answer all sorts of questions and even make you a hot drink. This is one of our favourite Wanaka day trips.
- Wanaka Flightseeing
Experience New Zealand flightseeing at its best.
- Wanaka Helicopters
Scenic flights, tours and charters.
- Wanaka River Journeys Jet Boat Tours
A unique wilderness jet boat experience on the Matukituki River.
- Puzzling World
The worlds first “modern styled” Great Maze, incredible illusion rooms.
- Cinema Paradiso
Unique movie theatre with homemade icecream and cookies.
- Basecamp Climbing Wall
Traditional climbing wall with top rope and lead. Unique large outdoor wall with 21 challenging lines that feel just like the real thing (Nearby Wanaka Cottages and great fun for kids!).
- Horse Trekking
Explore the Wanaka back country on a horse riding adventure with Back Country Saddle Expeditions.
- Wanaka Rock Climbing
Discover our Vertical world of Rock Climbing.
- Alpine Kayaks
Wanaka is a wonderful place for relaxation and recreation. Combining lakes and mountain scenery and wide open spaces, Wanaka has many trails and walks and is a perfect spot for those who love the outdoors. In our library we have a guide to all local walking tracks.
Wanaka is the perfect place for a cycling or mountain bike adventure. There is quite a range of good mountain biking options. Mellow lakeside trails, challenging downhill rides, exploration of old miners tracks and heli mountain biking. The climate in Wanaka makes it ideal for cycling all year round.
Trail maps available from the Lake Wanaka Information Centre.
- Otago Rail Trail
The Otago Rail Trail can be accessed throughout the year, and has been specifically created for mountain bikers, walkers and horse riders. A cycling or walking adventure of a lifetime through 150km of some of New Zealand’s most memorable scenery and awe-inspiring gold mining history.
Pick up your ‘Wine Map’ guide to the wineries and vineyards of Central Otago at Lake Wanaka information centre. A comprehensive guide to Wineries, Vineyards, opening hours, driving distances, wine functions and shows in the area.
Below are a few of our favourites:
- Wanaka – Wanaka Golf Club course is a breathtaking golf experience with the 5,794 metre, par 70 course surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Mt Aspiring National Park. This flat to undulating course is an excellent test for all players in a picturesque environment.
Wanaka Golf Course is located close to the centre of town with four other high quality golf courses all within an hours drive of Wanaka:
- Arrowtown – Millbrook Resort near Arrowtown is a championship course designed by Sir Bob Charles in a magnificent setting with stunning views of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables. The 6,420 metre, par 72 course is rated by Tourism New Zealand as one of the best eight in the country and is often described as one of the finest alpine courses in the world.
- Queenstown – Kelvin Heights is on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, framed by The Remarkables. It is an all year round scenic golfing experience.