Nestled in the picturesque Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island, there's plenty for everyone in Wanaka - from the great outdoors to vineyards and culinary excellence. Keep yourself busy in the lake resort enjoying the spectacular scenery on and off the lake, or just put your feet up for a few days.
Wanaka experiences hot, dry summers and with the lake on its doorstep, holiday makers take to the water for watersports and fishing as well as getting out to explore the region's mountains, lakes and rivers. Come winter time, Wanka's four ski resorts host snow bunnies from all over the world to experience the alps - running heli-skiing tours to cross-country skiing.
Hiring a car will allow you to make the most of the area and will make getting to Maple Lodge hassle free.
There are plenty of activities and attractions in Wanaka to make your visit memorable including: Scenic flights Skiing and snowboarding Lake cruises Jet boating Fishing Golf Mountain biking trails Walking tracks Multi-day walks Mt Aspiring National Park Multi-sport events Museums and galleries Shopping Wining and dining Whiskey distillery Vineyards Puzzling World