Lake Wanaka lies just north of Queenstown in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes district. The lake’s clear blue water paired with the stunning local landscapes make it an inspirational place to relax, unwind or get revved up for an adventure through the Mt Aspiring National Park World Heritage Area. There are plenty of activities on offer in the area, whatever your interests – ranging from beer and wine tasting to quad bike safaris and jet boating.
Whatever the weather, whatever the season, Lake Wanaka provides a fantastic backdrop to your adventures. Attractions in the area include Puzzling World, The New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, and a transport museum. For those with an interest in more active pursuits, Lake Wanaka offers an extensive network of trails for walkers and hikers, as well as a bounty of fishing, kayaking, mountaineering, skiing, golfing and paragliding opportunities. The lake is within easy reach from Queenstown along the main highway, or over the more adventurous route through the Crown Range.