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Things to do

A four-season destination

Summer is a perfect time to be on the lake, & in winter the snow-covered mountains, attracts skiers & snowboarders from around the globe. Autumnal colours offer up a spectacular sight, & the spring brings to the fore fresh new growth & life.

Whatever the season or reason for your visit to lakefront Wanaka, for more information on what to do in the area on land, water or air, just ask.  We can make arrangements on your behalf or point you in the right direction.

Just remember – one day is never enough in Wanaka!


Just 200m from the Wanaka Homestead & Lodges is probably the most photographed tree in New Zealand and the only one with its own hashtag #thatwanakatree. This 100-year old willow tree stands alone in the cool water of Lake Wanaka at Roys Bay. In the early 1900s, the tree started its life as a humble fence post in that very spot – just a sole determined branch chopped off a large willow plugged in the ground.

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