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. Plan my Wanaka trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • I've watched Wanaka mushroom over the years. Once regarded as a sleepy town and back in 1970 seen as just a burgeon county in it's infancy, it's been said that the permanent population of the township...  more »
  • Widely regarded as the second most beautiful town in NZ, Wanaka is absolutely stunning. Walking along the lake, do visit the park and the sailing club. There's so much to do here, from hiking, water s...  more »
  • Situated a couple of hours up from Queenstown, this a very nice town right alongside the lake with parking right along side it and the views are awesome  more »
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