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Wanaka, Wanaka

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Encircled by vast lakes and towering mountains, Wanaka serves as one of New Zealand's premier tourist resorts. In the winter, snow sports beckon with skiing, snowboarding, sledging, and more, while the warm summers offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking, or simply relaxing and enjoying the view. Once you've worked up an appetite, make a stop at one of the friendly establishments on the resort's cafe strip. Wines from the nearby vineyards are particularly popular here and most locals will be able to tell you all about them. Our Wanaka vacation generator makes visiting Wanaka and other Wanaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Compared to tekapo from Christchurch arrived in a rental car one night in tekapo after the nature of the countryside to the city, and developed parks around Lake Wanaka, a number of food and beverage outlets, just nice and comfortable.
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  • Unlike some of the other tourist towns, Wanaka is beautiful and in no way tacky. The public park, trails, and other spaces surrounding the lake are quite special.  more »
  • Complete with lake, trendy shops and restaurants, and great hiking nearby, this small city is a wonderful place to stay in NZ. Watch the events calendar for the craft and farmers markets in the middle...  more »