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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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Wanaka To Broadway Warren Miller Films Ayurveda & Women's Health Workshop Entrepreneur Coffee Jam Featuring AVfoil Lazarus String Quartet
Wanaka To Broadway
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Sunday 28 July 2019
Warren Miller Films
Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka
From Thursday 25 July 2019 to Sunday 4 August 2019
Ayurveda & Women's Health Workshop
Yoga Ground, Wanaka
Friday 23 August 2019
Entrepreneur Coffee Jam Featuring AVfoil
Urban Grind Cafe & Bar, Wanaka
Thursday 25 July 2019
Lazarus String Quartet
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Tuesday 20 August 2019

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From holiday spot to permanent home  Stuff.co.nz

For 30 years Shirley and Owen Coppage dreamt of making their holiday destination, Wanaka, their home. Neither are from the area but as Shirley puts it, home ...

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