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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 Losing Faith Tour Comedy Night with Wilson Dixon & Andrew Clay: SOLD OUT Top Paddock Music Festival Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
The Black Seeds 'Fabric' Album Release Tour
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Losing Faith Tour
Hawea Flat Hall, Wanaka
Sunday 30 July 2017
Comedy Night with Wilson Dixon & Andrew Clay: SOLD OUT
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
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
Wanaka Airport, Wanaka
From Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 1 April 2018

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Wanaka News

 18 Jul 2017 

Q&A: Francesca Voza, Wanaka restaurateur
Francesca Voza started business in Wanaka with a food truck. Now, she has restaurants in Wanaka, Timaru and Christchurch and she and her business partner, chef James Stapley, are writing a book. And there's more. The Wanaka Mirror tracks Voza down ...

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