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Wanaka, sheltered behind the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand, is the ideal holiday destination. There is something for everyone, whatever your age, ability or sense of adventure. From fishing to flightseeing, tramping to tennis, horsetrekking to heli skiing, goldpanning to golfing. Close to the Mount Aspiring National Park, the area is a natural paradise.

About an hour's drive from Queenstown, Wanaka is very near several excellent ski areas (such as Treble Cone and Cardrona) and some very good places to go tramping. Many of the most popular activities in Wanaka involve the beautiful lake. While the pace of life here is far more sedate and less huried than in Queenstown, Wanaka features many of the same high adrenalin activities and adventures. So if you want to do your paragliding, jetboating or rap jumping in a more quiet and secluded atmosphere, Wanaka might just be the place.

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Easter is a great time to visit Wanaka and see the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

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Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Tuesday 3 August 2021
International Comedy Showcase In Wanaka
Rhyme and Reason Brewery, Wanaka
Friday 20 August 2021
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Dinosaur Park, Wanaka
Friday 30 July 2021
2021 At the World's Edge Festival: MATA-AU
The Rippon Hall, Wanaka
Friday 15 October 2021
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Oasis Yurt Lodge, Wanaka
From Friday 30 July 2021 to Sunday 1 August 2021

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