Wanaka Activities


  • Canyoning: guided descents of canyons in Lake Wanaka region.
  • Lake Wanaka: yachties, water skiers, kayakers and wind surfers can take to the waters of the Lake.
  • Horse Trekking: venture into the wilderness of the region.
  • Walking: numerous walks are available in the area, from one hour to four days.
  • Mountaineering: go guided mountaineering and trekking in the National Park.
  • Whitewater kayaking or eco-rafting: on rivers in Lake Wanaka region.
  • Alpine & Heli Mountain Biking: highest mountain bike tracks in New Zealand.
  • Rockclimbing: join a rockclimbing trip with instruction, courses and ascents.

Other Activities & Attractions

  • The New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum: see a collection of flyable World War II fighter aircraft.
  • Trout Fishing: go guided fishing on the lakes, rivers and streams in the area. The region offers superb brown and rainbow trout fishing.
  • Wanaka Transport Museum: witness a unique private collection representing many facets of transport, from cars to fire engines, bicycles to army tanks, model cars to aircraft.
  • Flightseeing: scenic flights throughout the South Island's alpine region; Milford Sound, Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring. Remote area landings are available in Mt Aspiring National Park for trampers, climbers and hunters.

Winter Activities

  • Heli-Skiing: experience heli-skiing and heli-boarding.
  • The Skifields of Cardrona & Treble Cone, & the Waiorau Nordic Ski Area.

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