Base yourself in Wanaka for a unique combination of magnificent lake and mountain scenery, coupled with a friendly alpine village atmosphere. There’s an array of lively bars, restaurants and cafes, plus numerous apres ski activities. From Wanaka, ski the resorts of Treble Cone or Cardrona. Treble Cone is the highest ski area in the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand, with regular falls of dry powder snow. Cardrona is situated between Wanaka and Queenstown, offering reliable, powder snow and three basins of mixed terrain.
- Christchurch to Wanaka 6 hours
- Queenstown to Wanaka 1 hour
Things to do in Wanaka