There’s no shortage of things to do in Wanaka and — best of all — most of them are free! One of the many reasons we think Wanaka should be a destination in its own right rather than a thoroughfare for the West Coast.
There’s such an abundance of amazing free activities — we couldn't not share some of our favourites:
We’re a little biased (because Wanaka is our home) but we heartily recommend including a little time in Wanaka to your New Zealand experience. An hour's drive from New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown, Wanaka is the quieter cousin. But what it lacks in bright lights and adventure experiences it makes up for in truly spectacular scenery.
New Zealand is the perfect Road trip destination. Small enough to explore but diverse enough to surprise you. From the sub-tropical Bay of Islands in the north to the sub-antarctic of the south every corner offers stunning views or incredible experiences.
The team at NZ Road Trip have been creating tailor-made experiences since 2004 and being based right here in Wanaka, South Island NZ, their first hand knowledge ensures you get to see the best of NZ.
Our Road Trips can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you like. From the adrenaline packed Queenstown to the serene beaches of Coromandel and from the rugged West Coast of the South Island to the bustling cafe quarters in Auckland city we can design the perfect New Zealand itinerary for you.