Discover beautiful landscapes, food, wine, friendly people and a relaxed lifestyle
Wanaka is a spectacular and diverse region of mountains, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and native forest. On the doorstep of Mt Aspiring National Park, Wanaka is a gateway and the perfect hub for exploring. Head into the park for an epic adventure, take a short drive or bike ride to Albert Town, Lake Hawea, Makarora, Matukituki Valley, Cardrona, Wanaka Airport & Luggate. Explore the region on one of our self drive day trips around the area.
Located at the heart of some of the South Island’s most stunning spots, Wanaka is also the ideal base for venturing into the surrounding regions, where you will discover vineyards, historic towns and stunning scenery.
Drag the map to show more of the surrounding areas.
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.