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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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The Abundant Vegie Patch Wanaka
Mitre 10 Home and Trade, Wanaka
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
Wanaka Airport, Wanaka
From Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 1 April 2018
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ
Snow Sports NZ, Wanaka
From Friday 25 August 2017 to Sunday 10 September 2017
YAMI Sounz Summit 2017
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
From Saturday 13 May 2017 to Sunday 14 May 2017
Gloria's Handbag
Lake Hawea Community Centre, Wanaka
Sunday 7 May 2017

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Wanaka News

 25 Apr 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Eighth time lucky, Wanaka balloon lifts off
Otago Daily Times
Nasa has successfully launched its stadium sized super pressure balloon from the Wanaka Airport, just after 11am this morning. Preparations for the launch started late last night as the space agency's balloon team based at the airport kept an eye of ...
Nasa super balloon spotted from Christchurch to West Auckland following today's Wanaka launchNew Zealand Herald
NASA successfully launches Super Pressure Balloon from WanakaIndian Weekender
Watch: NASA launches super pressure balloon in WanakaNewstalk ZB
DoonWire (blog) -YouTube
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