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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  • My husband & I spent two nights in a B & B in Wanaka. Love the feel of this town...open spaces...views of the mountains & gorgeous views of the lake. Our friends stayed in an RV Park by the lake & the...  more »
  • A lot of people enjoying the Lake lying in the Tan, vibrant city and will be able to eat ice cream in Patagonia where I'm good
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  • We were in Wanaka only one night, but I would love to return for much longer. This is a beautiful resort/holiday town that seemed to be attracting young and old alike when we were there in mid-January...  more »

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