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
Wanaka is about one hours drive from Queenstown. However, 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 may just be the place.
Wanaka is also 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, pictured here.
Wanaka is located in Central Otago, where large flocks of moas once lived.