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To help you make a start here's a list of the top ranking activities from Trip Advisor. You might also like to check out our most popular tracks as well.
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If you like an adrenaline rush then these are our top 3 ranked adventure activities:
Getting off the beaten track and enjoying time out in the landscape is one of the most popular things to do in Wanaka - you just need to decide if you want to ride a horse, a quad bike or sit back and relax in a 4WD vehicle.
Wanaka is famous for its slightly weird and wacky attractions so be sure to give these a go:
While Wanaka might be small, our reputation for good food is legendary. Make sure you visit one of these before you go:
A boat trip while in Wanaka is a must do! Whether out to Mou Waho Island on the lake or jet boating up a braided river:
Two of New Zealand's most popular day walks are located near Wanaka - so be sure to hike at least one of them:
With the highest heli biking trip in New Zealand and the legendary Dean's Bank MTB Track on our doorstep - be sure to bring your bike or hire one!
There's no better place to take a scenic flight than Wanaka - fly the plane yourself, parasail or fly around Mt Aspiring and to Milford Sound:
With four ski fields within 45 minutes of town, Wanaka is the ideal base for a winter holiday.
The easiest way to see this UNESCO World Heritage area is by plane or jet boat, but there are some great walks as well for the more adventurous