While some choose to risk life and limb while on holiday, there is a more sedate way to enjoy the natural beauty Wanaka offers…
A lake cruise can take you to Mou Waho island which itself has a small lake embedded in it- so take your bathing suit in summer for a photo that will astonish your friends and family. The island has had extensive pest control and conservation work done on it over the past two decades and has a vigorous native bird population with Buff weka, wood pigeons and others rarely seen on the mainland.
Heli-hike options and run guided walks to the foot of Rob Roy glacier in Mt Aspiring National Park are also available.
Do a 4WD farm on a West Wanaka station providing you exclusive access to a High Country farming operation with deer sheep and cattle.
Don’t forget the numerous scenic flight options from a Tiger Moth circuit of the lake to helicopter landings on glaciers. Every excursion will provide stunning photo opportunities of the lake and mountains.
Wanaka Golf Club has some of the most scenic 18 holes you have played with views of the mountains and lake from every tee. Wanaka is also an hour’s drive from the globally acclaimed links of Millbrook, Kelvin Heights, The Hills and Jacks Point. Or enjoy a game of tennis or lawn bowls at the local Wanaka clubs.
Recharge and Refresh
Wanaka is known as a place to rejuvenate oneself. Connecting with nature and recharging the batteries can be as simple as a lakeside stroll, a walk over nearby Mt Iron or a visit to the one of the many specialty and bespoke shops featuring exclusive goods and wares.. Yoga, massage and spa treatments can be arranged in-house or booked on your behalf.
What are you looking forward to? Let us know in advance what your preferences are and we’ll find out the best local options.