The Wanaka Tree
A visit to Wanaka would not be complete without a visit to the iconic Wanaka Tree which has become a major tourist attraction in the South Island. Park at the Waterfall Creek Track and walk a few minutes to the beach. Visit at sunrise or sunset for the best insta-worthy pic and to avoid the crowds.
Wild Wire Wanaka
Not for the faint hearted and rated Excellent, Wild Wire Wanaka is THE top experience in town, and one of the best in New Zealand.
Experience the world’s highest waterfall cable climb with 3 climbs ‘Go Wild’, ‘Wild Thing’, and the ultimate challenge ‘Lord of the Rungs’. This is a one of a kind experience offering climbers a true sense of achievement, excitement and exceptional views.
The Cardrona Distillery
Set in an amazing location and home to creating the finest spirits using pure Alpine water and local ingredients is the Cardrona Distillery.
Take a tour of this artisan single malt distillery and learn the secrets of making Cardrona’s finest spirits. You’ll be shown the process from start to finish before enjoying a tutored tasting.
Hop aboard a Jet Boat and enjoy one of NZ’s most popular adrenaline activities.
There are plenty of reputable operators offering you the ultimate thrill of skimming across shallow water of speeds up to 80 kmph. Enjoy 360 degree twists and turns through spectacular scenery. A great adventure for all ages.
For a weirdly fun time suitable for the whole family then Puzzling World in Wanaka is worth a visit.
You’ll be baffled by the bizarre buildings, illusion rooms and the famous 3D ‘Great Maze’. Stop by the cafe where you will find dozens of puzzles on the tables. Endless brain teasing fun for everyone just a couple of minutes from town.
Harris Mountains Heli-Ski
For an unforgettable day and the ultimate ski experience book a Harris Mountains Heli-Ski Adventure.
Following a strict safety briefing take off with a small group of like minded, passionate borders and skiers and enjoy exclusive access to the vast terrain, spectacular views and enjoy your bucket list moment.
Craft Beer Breweries
Did somebody say ‘Beer’? The craft beer industry is growing in Wanaka so it would be rude not to try some of the local brews.
No need for a designated driver when you can book a Wanaka craft beer tour and catch the Brew Bus which takes in 3 of Wanaka’s best brewers; Beerworks, Ground Up and Rhyme and Reason. Go behind the scenes, tastings, and paired lunch with craft beer are included.
Skydiving with ‘Skydive Wanaka’.
Skydive in Wanaka with options for 15,000ft, 12,000ft or 9000ft jumps. Before the adrenaline rush you will enjoy 10-15 minutes of uninterrupted views of Wanaka’s stunning mountains, lakes and rivers.
Fishing on Lake Wanaka