It begins with the landscape...it breathes, there’s an energy, a feeling, that sets Wānaka apart
Located in the stunning alps of the South Island in New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wānaka region by its outstanding natural beauty. Wānaka’s lakes and mountains and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, makes it the ultimate base for outdoor activities.
But it’s not just the outdoor enthusiasts who have plenty to do, stroll the streets and be inspired by galleries, stylish shops and be spoilt for choice with a great selection of cool cafes and restaurants.
Like the rest of the world we're self isolating at the moment and staying home as much as possible. But we're all looking forward to traveling again and enjoying our next adventure. So keep dreaming and planning and we look forward to welcoming you back to our place some time in the future.
Wanaka is renowned for its community spirit and we are uniting as a community to rally behind Wanaka businesses in a changed world. LoveWanaka, Supporting Local is your chance to "go local" and support our businesses and our community.
Wanaka stages more than its fair share of world class events throughout the year. Arts and music festivals, international sporting and aviation events, each as unique as the season it is staged
Explore our events calendar and find out what’s on and when including our Annual Events
Driving on the South Island roads of New Zealand is a great way to experience the region, with relatively quiet roads and some of the most amazing scenery right outside the window.
Major car and campervan hire companies are all located at Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports. There are also a number of rental car companies based in Wanaka.
Wanaka is unique and captivating; it inspires you to discover, and gives you the freedom to explore.
Located in the stunning alps of the South Island, New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty.
Getting to Wanaka is easy. It’s a short, scenic 60-minute drive to Wanaka from the closest international airport, where you will find all major rental car companies and scheduled bus services that provide transport to Wanaka throughout the day.
Queenstown Airport is serviced daily from all major New Zealand airports as well as over 40 flights a week direct from Australia.