Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wanaka Things To Do'.

Our guide to the very best things to do in Wanaka, one of the most beautiful regions in New Zealand.  

Ridgeline Off Road Safaris

Ridgeline offers a range of scenic 4WD tours to get you off the beaten track where you will experience a gentle level of adventure, visit iconic and historic sites, and get up close and personal with New Zealand flora and fauna. Wild Hills Off Road Safari Words fail to describe how utterly spectacular this adventure through West Wanaka High Country Station is.  Participation with p...

Puzzling World

Unique puzzle theme park set in seven acres of land, just two kilometres from Lake Wanaka.  Attractions include illusion rooms, a giant maze, tilted house, gift shop & cafe.  A great family day out. Puzzling World is one of New Zealand's most popular attractions, established in 1973 from a single maze, and now encompassing seven beautiful acres of mind-boggling puzzles, illusions ...

Wanaka Bike Tours

Wanaka Bike Tours offers mountain biking options for all budgets and abilities, all year-round.  Experience some of Wanaka’s finest bike trails, from gentle lakeside trails to exhilarating backcountry singletrack. Enjoy stunning scenery and varied terrain at your own pace with Bike & Shuttle, E-Bike Hire, or Mountain Bike Hire options. Or, put yourself in the hands of one of ...

Eco Wanaka - Lake Cruise & Island Walk

The owners of Eco Wanaka Adventures bring 20 years of experience in outdoor and adventure pursuits to their tours of the Lake Wanaka area, ensuring visitors get the most out of their time in the area. This Lake Cruise & Island nature walk half day tour begins with a scenic 20 minute boat cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve, a well-kept secret in the Lake Wanaka region. The island, whic...

Ridgeline High Country Walks

Ridgeline offer guided walks on breathtaking high country stations in some of New Zealand’s most spectacular locations, including West Wanaka Station and Lake Hawea’s Dingleburn Station.   Wanaka High Country Walk Wanaka’s most spectacular high-country walk.  This is the Wanaka most locals have never seen.  You are taken well off the beaten track exploring private b...

Eco Wanaka Heli-Hike Guided Treks

Alpine Lakes Heli-Hike: This tour begins with a short helicopter flight that ends 1400 metres above the Matukituki Valley on a ridge bordering Mount Aspiring National Park.  From this vantage point, visitors can appreciate Mount Aspiring in all its snow-capped glory as well as the surrounding glaciers and three alpine lakes. A two-hour hike takes walkers through alpine tussocks and past...


Basecamp Adventures

Basecamp Adventures provide exceptional guided rock climbing & alpine trips in the Southern Lakes region, along with indoor climbing & bouldering in Wanaka and Queenstown. Choose from a range of activities including: Rock Climbing - suitable for both beginners and more advanced climbers, Basecamp Adventure's rock climbing trips cover some of the area's most stunning scenery.  T...


Cardrona Hotel

Cardrona Hotel is an iconic and much photographed building, situated in the Cardrona Valley between Wanaka and Queenstown.  The historic facade hides an award-winning restaurant, legendary beer garden and charming hotel rooms with an atmosphere second-to-none.  Established in 1863, the hotel is one of New Zealand's oldest, and full of character with the local history displayed promine...

Wanaka Golf Club

Conveniently located close to the centre of Wanaka, the 18 hole Wanaka Golf Course enjoys a postcard setting with spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains. Wanaka Golf Club is relaxed course that welcomes non-members to share the challenges of the course whilst soaking up the eye-catching scenery. The club facilities include: Club & Buggie hire Practice Rang...

Skydive Lake Wanaka

Experienced skydiving company offering tandem 200kph freefalls over stunning Lake Wanaka. Skydive Lake Wanaka is New Zealand's top skydiving operator, offering a once-in-a-lifetime freefall experience, whether you're a parachuting pro or first time knee wobbler.  You'll be taken to the for a full safety briefing, then introduced to your expert and highly experienced tandem instructor, who'...

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