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Wanaka, sheltered behind the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand, is the ideal holiday destination. There is something for everyone, whatever your age, ability or sense of adventure. From fishing to flightseeing, tramping to tennis, horsetrekking to heli skiing, goldpanning to golfing. Close to the Mount Aspiring National Park, the area is a natural paradise.

About an hour's drive from Queenstown, Wanaka is very near several excellent ski areas (such as Treble Cone and Cardrona) and some very good places to go tramping. Many of the most popular activities in Wanaka involve the beautiful lake. While the pace of life here is far more sedate and less huried than in Queenstown, Wanaka features many of the same high adrenalin activities and adventures. So if you want to do your paragliding, jetboating or rap jumping in a more quiet and secluded atmosphere, Wanaka might just be the place.

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Easter is a great time to visit Wanaka and see the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

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Beyond The Barricade
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
From Friday 14 October 2016 to Saturday 15 October 2016
Wanaka New Year's Eve Celebrations 2016
Wanaka Lake Front, Wanaka
From Saturday 31 December 2016 to Sunday 1 January 2017
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Edgewater Hotel, Wanaka
Today to Saturday 1 October 2016
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Tuesday 29 November 2016
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 28 Sep 2016 

Aspiring pupils urged to remain alert
Otago Daily Times
Ongoing awareness of meningococcal disease is being encouraged, despite Public Health South saying the risk of another case linked to two Wanaka pupils is unlikely. Earlier this month two Mount Aspiring College pupils, Bella Berry and Christy Facer ...
No more Wanaka meningococcal cases reported to Public Health SouthStuff.co.nz
No further meningococcal cases in Wanaka since eradication programmeNew Zealand Doctor Online

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