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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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Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Contact Epic Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side Comedy Night with Wilson Dixon & Paul Ego Top Paddock Music Festival
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ
Snow Sports NZ, Wanaka
From Friday 25 August 2017 to Sunday 10 September 2017
Contact Epic
Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka
Saturday 14 April 2018
Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Saturday 15 July 2017
Comedy Night with Wilson Dixon & Paul Ego
Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar, Wanaka
Monday 24 July 2017
Top Paddock Music Festival
Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka
From Sunday 31 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018

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Opponents of the Wanaka Watersports facility say they will appeal the Environment Court decision that gave it the go-ahead if they can find grounds and if ...

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Wanaka Homestead Lodge & CottagesWanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages - Bed and Breakfast.

Located just 200 metres from the shores of Lake Wanaka, guests at Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages have a choice of...

Mount Cook Scenic FlightMount Cook Scenic Flight - Air Tour - Wanaka. Starting from NZ $435.00 per person.

A breathtaking flight following the Southern Alps right to New Zealand's highest Peak of 3753 metres. Magnificent views...


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