Wanaka, once called Pembroke, is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. At the southern end of Lake Wānaka, it is at the start of the Clutha River and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park.
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At 45 kilometers long and covering 193 square kilometers, its crystal blue waters are ideal for adventure seekers. Nestled at the foot of majestic mountains, Lake Wanaka is the most tranquil lake on the South Island. In winter, skiers from around the world converge here to ski and snowboard at Cardrona and Treble Cone, cross-country ski at Snow Farm and heli-ski in the Harris Mountains. But Wanaka is more than just a winter destination. Activities such as fishing, hiking, canyoneering, rock climbing and skydiving take place year-round. Visit surrounding towns like Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra, go shopping or just sit in a café and watch the world go by. One of the strengths of a stay in Lake Wanaka is that it combines the warmth of a small town with the standard and attention to detail you'd expect from an international vacation destination. Accommodations range from hostels and bed and breakfasts to motels and family-friendly vacation villages. Plus, each of these accommodations is within walking distance of stores and restaurants, and cabs and bikes are available. And if you want to get out of town, there are daily transportation services to most popular destinations.
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Discover more travel spots to explore around Wanaka🏞️ Loch spots 🏞️ Lake spots ⛰️ Hill spots 🏖️ Shore spots ⛰️ Highland spots ⛰️ Hill station spots Skateboarding spots Stand up paddle surfing spots 🏖️ Beach spots ⛰️ Summit spots Driving spots ❄️ Fjord spots 🚣♂️ Kayaking spots ⛰️ Mountain spots ⛰️ Mountain range spots
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