Things to do in Wanaka

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There are so many reasons to love Wanaka

Wanaka has an activity or attraction to appeal to every traveler.

Explore the natural scenery of nearby Mt Aspiring National Park, mountains, rivers via the vast of trails around Wanaka.

For the adventurous type’ there’s jet-boating, canyoning, skydiving, kayaking and many more options.

Alternatively there are plenty of stunning locations to relax and enjoy our beautiful area.

Check out of our favourite Wanaka activities you can do below.

Puzzle World

Welcome to Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been messing with people’s heads for over forty years. Bizarre buildings, rooms of illusions and our famous…

Sky Dive Wanaka

Welcome to Skydive Wanaka – NZ’s most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive. Freefall from 15,000 feet and capture your impressive freefall smile on…

National Transport & Toy Museum

One of the largest private collection in the world with 4 major buildings housing over 600 vehicles, 15 aircraft, 60,000 toys and 1,000s of miscellaneous items….

Cinema Paradiso

This small classic movie theatre located in Wanaka is a real find. Comfy old sofas, 3 seats in an old Morris Minor, a cafe and bar…

Clip n Climb Wanaka

Clip ‘n Climb is part of our unique indoor climbing centre. Clip ‘n Climb It is fun and exciting for anyone, No climbing experience is necessary and…

Deep Canyon Wanaka

Descend the spectacular canyons of Wanaka and Haast Pass area. Explore your way through crystal pools and native forest. Plunge down water polished chutes, abseil down…

Wanaka Parasailing

Single or tandem options available (weight limit of 150 kg) from 4-104 years old. Stunning scenery and friendly, safe crew.

Rippon Wanaka

The land upon which Rippon stands has been in the Mills family since 1913. The primary interest of all who work at Rippon is to grow wines…

Adventure Wanaka

Adventure Wanaka offers fishing, scenic cruises, guided island walks, picnics, and private charters on the lake.

Paddle Wanaka

Paddle Wanaka offers something for everyone with both guided & freedom rental tours for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) & kaying. Whether it’s a casual rental from…

Fish and Cruise Wanaka

Fishing, Lake Cruises, Island Walks, Hunting* Fish & Cruise Wanaka operates year-round, giving you the chance to enjoy the lake in comfort with our experienced local skippers….

Lake Wanaka Cruises

Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Lake Wanaka aboard our luxury 55 foot power catamaran Dual Image. Daily scheduled cruises to desinations around the lake including nature,…