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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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The Black Seeds 'Fabric' Album Release Tour Guy Williams - Why Am I Like This? Top Paddock Music Festival Anika Moa - Chop Chop Hiyaaa! The Blue Moments Project
The Black Seeds 'Fabric' Album Release Tour
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Today only at 7:30 p.m.
Guy Williams - Why Am I Like This?
Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar, Wanaka
Thursday 12 October 2017
Top Paddock Music Festival
Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka
From Sunday 31 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
Anika Moa - Chop Chop Hiyaaa!
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Sunday 1 October 2017
The Blue Moments Project
Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church, Wanaka
Saturday 30 September 2017

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Wanaka News

Otago Daily Times
Special housing areas proposed to help supply
Otago Daily Times
Councillors will tomorrow vote on a staff recommendation the Wanaka ward be included in the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act. Special housing areas (SHA) and housing accords were established in 2013 by the Government and the council to ...

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