Wanaka Things To Do

Discover Wanaka on Guided Day Trips

Guide to Wanaka Day Trips & Activities

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Wanaka Day Trip FAQs

How do I spend a day in Wanaka?

Make the most of your day in Wanaka by exploring its picturesque surroundings. Choose from a range of activities such as hiking, scenic drives, or taking a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Wanaka. Don't forget to visit the iconic attractions like Puzzling World and the Wanaka Tree.

This Wanaka E-Bike Hire Package includes premium e-bike hire, all transfers including to and from Cromwell, management of your experience, and more! Whether you're an experienced cyclist or just starting out, these top-quality e-bikes make it easy to explore the trail at your own pace, without worrying about hills or rough terrain.

Alternatively, you can sip and see the best of Wanaka on a Boutique Wine Tour! Get a real sense of why this region is well known for its delicious, intense, hand-crafted wines with a Classic Wanaka Wine Tour - an unhurried amble through up to six of the region's finest vineyards, pausing only to admire the ever-present views. As a part of the Central Otago wine region, Wanaka is known best for its excellent cool climate Pinot Noir. However, it also produces superb Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. Some of the best-known local wineries include Rippon, Wooing Tree, Aitken's Folly Vineyard, Chard Farm, and Wild Earth Wines Ltd.

 

Is Lake Wanaka worth a visit?

Absolutely! Lake Wanaka's crystal-clear waters, surrounded by majestic mountains, offer a mesmerising sight. You can enjoy various water activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply relaxing on the lakeside beaches. It is also a must-visit destination for nature lovers, with this Wanaka Waterfall Climb one of our most popular experiences!

Still not convinced? Did you know Wanaka also offers skiing? That's right, during the Wanaka Ski Season (approx. June to October), you can head out on this Heli-Ski Introduction

Picture yourself gliding through snow-covered mountains, surrounded by breathtaking vistas that will leave you in awe. This tour is tailor-made for those looking to dip their skis into the world of heli-skiing for the first time. Brace yourself for an epic day of pure exhilaration as you carve your way down three thrilling runs, each ranging from 1500 to 2500 feet.


Is it safe to swim in Lake Wanaka?

Yes, Lake Wanaka is generally safe for swimming. However, it's always advisable to check the current conditions and follow any safety guidelines provided by local authorities. Be mindful of any signage or warnings and exercise caution while enjoying the water.

Prefer to stay dry(ish)? How about a Wanaka Jet Ski Tour or Lake Wanaka Jet Boat Ride?

 

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