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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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REPCO Race to the Sky Gypsy Fair Original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Festival of Colour Wanaka New Year's Eve Celebrations
REPCO Race to the Sky
From Saturday 18 April 2015 to Sunday 19 April 2015
Gypsy Fair Original
Wanaka Showgrounds, Wanaka
Today only at 9:00 a.m.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Warbirds & Wheels, Wanaka
From Wednesday 1 April 2015 to Thursday 30 April 2015
Festival of Colour
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
From Tuesday 21 April 2015 to Sunday 26 April 2015
Wanaka New Year's Eve Celebrations
Wanaka Lake Front, Wanaka
From Thursday 31 December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016

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