Experience the freedom to do your own thing, away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes and mountains as your playground. We love our lifestyle! We know you’ll love it too. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka.
The crystal clear waters of our lakes and rivers, the fresh mountain air, the stunning alpine views at each turn – as a community we’re passionate about the spectacular place we live in. We are committed to preserving its unspoiled and vibrant beauty for generations to come so they too have the freedom to explore, just as you do.
Lake Wanaka is the perfect setting for an unhurried weekend getaway, an action packed outdoor adventure, a leisurely family holiday - and is a photographer’s dream. There’s no shortage of activities for all ages on land, on the water or in the air. and plenty of reasons to visit Lake Wanaka
Many attractions and adventure sports are within reach of Lake Wanaka. Take a scenic cruise on the Lake, experience the splendour of a scenic flight around Mt Aspiring, sample locally made exquisite wines, or fish at one of the many easily accessible spots. Alternatively, venture into the hills and mountains surrounding Wanaka. Skiing, heli-skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and climbing are all available in this area too.
There are many national and international events that take place throughout the year, attracting thousands of people to this beautiful region. Challenge Wanaka, Warbirds Over Wanaka, Festival of Colour, 100% Pure Winter Games, World Heli Challenge, Contact Epic, Rippon Music Festival, Motatapu Mountain Bike & Running Race, NZ Mountain Film Festival, and the Wanaka A & P Show have been an integral part of Lake Wanaka for many years now.