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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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Nukes Southern Spring Tour The Chills - Snow Bound Tour with Finn Andrews (The Veils) Wandering Circus Classical Jazz Quartet at Rippon Wanaka Taste Night
Nukes Southern Spring Tour
Lake Hawea Community Centre, Wanaka
Sunday 23 September 2018
The Chills - Snow Bound Tour with Finn Andrews (The Veils)
Water Bar, Wanaka
From Saturday 22 September 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018
Wandering Circus
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Classical Jazz Quartet at Rippon
The Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Saturday 20 October 2018
Wanaka Taste Night
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Tuesday 2 October 2018

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Wanaka News

 5 Sep 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Wanaka: 'You can't sustainably live there'
Otago Daily Times
Sinead - who did not want her full name to be revealed - and her family moved to Wanaka just before winter last year. She started work as a cleaner and her partner got a scaffolding job. But their initial excitement wore off after her partner's ...

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