|Most expensive month:||March|
|Average price in Wanaka:||$126/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$24/night|
|Most expensive day:||Thursday|
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A mecca for outdoor adventures, Wanaka’s pristine lakes, valleys and waterfalls attract skiers, skydivers, bikers and climbers from around the world. With majestic views and untouched nature around every corner, it’s no surprise Wanaka’s national park was featured in “The Lord of the Rings” movies.
Explore the sublime trails around Lake Wanaka. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and gentle sloping glaciers, Lake Wanaka is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. For an easy half-day trek, pack some snacks and make your way up Roys Peak Track. With panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, Roys Peak is an unforgettable journey into the heart of southern New Zealand.
Descend into the world-class canyons of Wanaka in the Matukituki Valley. Whether you’re interested in hiking through old growth forest or looking to climb formidable rock structures, Matukituki is home to a variety of intriguing canyons, rushing waterfalls and crystal-clear pools. Stop and enjoy the views of Mount Aspiring National Park, which features one of New Zealand’s highest peaks.
Do you appreciate a good brain twister? Don’t miss Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World, Wanaka’s self-proclaimed “wonderful world of weirdness”. Featuring a gigantic outdoor maze, multiple illusion rooms, bizarre buildings and a dedicated puzzle centre, you’ll be baffled and delighted as you try to navigate this unique attraction.
You can arrive by plane at one of three international airports nearby in the cities of Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. Shuttles, buses and taxis provide transportation to Wanaka. Wanaka is small and compact, with rental cars and mountain bikes available for exploring the surrounding region.
Edgewater (8.7/10 from 2,284 reviews), Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka (8.0/10 from 569 reviews), and Wanaka Top 10 Holiday Park (9.0/10 from 289 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Wanaka.