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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.

Lake Wanaka Lake Wanaka Lake Wanaka

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

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Wanaka Recreational Reserve, Wanaka
Saturday 21 January 2017
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Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Friday 31 March 2017
Tattletale Saints Album Release Tour
Albert Town Tavern, Wanaka
Sunday 29 January 2017
Wanaka A&P Show
Wanaka Showgrounds, Wanaka
From Friday 10 March 2017 to Saturday 11 March 2017
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
Wanaka Airport, Wanaka
From Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 1 April 2018

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Wanaka News

 15 Jan 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Mountain man talks work life
Otago Daily Times
Wanaka's Gary Dickinson is a volunteer member of Wanaka LandSAR and was one of the rescuers who retrieved the body of the Czech climber who died climbing Mt Aspiring last month. He spoke with Kerrie Waterworth about the ups and downs of being an ...

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