The mountainous landscape and waterways of the Wanaka area ensures a full dose of alpine adrenaline for the adventurous members of the party. The majority of Wanaka’s activities are owner operated and have a reputation for the highest professional standards in the country. They are used to a range of abilities and cater to nervous beginners through to experienced outdoor athletes.

Here is a sample of what you can expect:


The notion of strapping yourself to a stranger and leaping out an airplane 15,000 feet above the ground appeals to thousands of Wanaka visitors each year.

Cross Country Mountainbike

Get your MTB game on with a mixture of purpose built downhill and cross-country mountain bike trails. Options can include high speed chairlift and shuttle service to take care of the ride back up. New trails are constantly under construction.

Horse Riding

There are numerous options and trekking trips available either around Wanaka or in the Cardrona Valley itself, a short drive from Wanaka.

Kayak and Paddleboard

From a placid paddle on the lake to a trip down the mighty Clutha, the craft and instructors to tailor an experience to suit the ability and ages of your group are available.


There are a huge range of climbing options on good rock within half and hour of Wanaka with highly qualified guides and instructors to get you up and down safely.


The autumn roar brings trophy hunters from around the globe to test their skills in the rugged mountains and valleys. We work closely with the areas top outfitters and guides and can tailor make packages to suit you.

Jet Boat Trip

Jet boat up the Matukituki River Valley, and hear an informative talk of the early history of the area and a walk through Beech forest.

Got an activity in mind?

Let us know ahead of your visit. We’ll get the local info and make the necessary arrangements.