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Walking & Hiking in Wanaka

Walking around Wanaka is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the area

Mt Aspiring National Park will tempt the serious hikers and climbers, and there are plenty of highly experienced guides to help you summit a peak. 

But Wanaka’s for everyone, so if a stroll is more your style, there’s a great selection of short tracks close to town, that offer something suitable for the whole family.

Download the Wanaka Tracks app to help you choose the best track for you. Available on Apple and Android

 Wanaka is one of the most pristine parts of the world - so here's some tips on how to be a responsible traveller.

Drones are not permitted on any Council, Department of Conservation or private land without the necessary permission or consent, this includes private and non-commercial use. A Civil Aviation Part 102 license is also required.

 

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Plan Your Trip

Visit the Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Centre and the local DOC Visitor Centres for the latest track information and take a look at our maps and guides.

Check out the Wanaka Track App (available in App Store & Google Play) to find out which is the best track for you. Choose the difficulty, time, bike or walk, view, dog & push chair friendly options.

It’s also a great idea to check out How to Stay Safe in the Outdoors and if you decide to explore some of these please remember to sign in using the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process.

Download Wanaka Outdoor Pursuits Brochure  for more details on the tracks around Wanaka.

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