You don't have to be full of local knowledge to have a wonderful time in Wanaka, but you should know a few basic details before you go.
Wanaka sits in Otago. Also, Queenstown, a notable area, is 35 miles (56 kilometers) away.
This area of Otago has a population of around 4,000 people, some of whom will surely be willing to provide you with some invaluable travel tips.
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Keen for a taste of the high life on your escape? Book a stylish room with fancy extras at the Lakeside Apartments (9 Lakeside Road). If you'd prefer to save on your accommodations, consider a budget option like the Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel (73 Brownston Street).
Fasten your seatbelt, stow your tray table and prepare to explore Wanaka! Once the wheels hit the tarmac at Wanaka Airport (WKA), the buzzing main streets will be just 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of here.
While the popular tourist areas in Wanaka can be fun to see, why not make it even better and discover completely new sights with a rental car via Travelocity?
If you need a ride from Wanaka Airport, unfortunately, there aren't any car rental outlets right next to the terminal. You'll have to find alternate means of transportation to travel into town, 8 miles (13 kilometers) away.
Many tourists like checking out Lake Wanaka. Pack a picnic and just relax. Seeking some more ideas? Your travel group will enjoy a fragrant journey through the distinct notes presented at Rippon Vineyard. But there's more. Devote some time to art appreciation at Gallery Thirty Three, a local art gallery.
Traveling isn't only about lounging around and unwinding; it's about heading out of your comfort zone and learning something different. Are you all set for some awesome new experiences?
There are so many cool adventures to choose from in Wanaka. Here are our top picks:
If you have checked out all the highlights in Wanaka and have a couple more days on your hands, try not to panic. There are some fantastic tourist attractions in the surrounding area. You may not know that you're just 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Dalefield. It's the perfect base point to get to Coronet Peak Ski Area. This attraction is well-loved by locals and tourists alike.
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Located in Wanaka, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from That Wanaka Tree, and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Lake Wanaka. Crown Range and Pembroke Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Wanaka, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Wanaka, Gallery Thirty Three, and Picture Lounge. Pembroke Park and Wanaka Golf Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Wanaka apartment building is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Rippon Vineyard and Lake Wanaka, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. That Wanaka Tree and Crown Range are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Wanaka, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gallery Thirty Three and Lake Wanaka. Picture Lounge and Pembroke Park are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Wanaka, this spa hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Lake Wanaka. Wanaka Golf Club and Pembroke Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Wanaka apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wanaka Golf Club and Lake Wanaka and close to winter sports such as snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Puzzling World and Pembroke Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Wanaka, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Rippon Vineyard and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Lake Wanaka. Crown Range and That Wanaka Tree are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located near the slopes, this Wanaka lodge is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka Golf Club, and Pembroke Park. Lake Wanaka is 1 mi (1.7 km) away.
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