Top 5 Things to do in Wanaka during Summer

Roys Peak walk – a #NZMustDO this half day walk will give you magnificent views of Wanaka, the lake and Southern Alps. (though closed from October 1st – 31st, Isthmus Peak is alternative option with less crowds and just as spectacular views)

Skiing and Snowboarding Cardrona, Treble ConeSnow Farm & Soho Basin– four of NZ’s best ski options within a 45 minute drive of the town centre. (closing dates due to lack of crowds in September, but not for snow September 25th to October 10th for the season).

Enjoy the outdoors. Wanaka is home to the outdoors all year round, whether its mountain biking, running, walking, paddle boarding, kayaking, tramping, even shopping for your outdoor gear etc in the spring

Cinema Paradiso at night. take a break from travelling. 3 screen, state of the art, classic movie theatre located in Wanaka is a real find. Comfy old sofas, an old Morris Minor or two, a cafe and bar

#thatwanakatree Known as the “lone tree of lake Wanaka,” it is said to be one of the most photographed trees in all New Zealand. Update your social profile pic. Its difficult to visit Lake Wanaka and not take the gentle walk along the lakeside to this iconic photo destination  

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.