Wanaka is located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka , in west Otago . Embraced by the Southern Alps , Wanaka is Otago`s second resort town after Queenstown.
The crystal-clear waters of Lake Wanaka , New Zealand `s fourth largest lake, reflect the snow-capped peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park . Here you can absorb the unstoppable beauty of pristine wilderness, and know that it will be easy to find a great restaurant for dinner. You don`t have to be a mountaineer to enjoy the delights of the park (although any one of a dozen world-class local guides can accompany you to the top).
The township of Wanaka is a magnet for visitors who want to find the perfect combination of outdoor adventure and indoor luxury. There are comfortable places to stay, great shops and eateries—and all the time there`s the call of the wild. The lake, mountains and around-the-year events calendar will keep you looking forward to tomorrow.
The seasons are particularly noticeable in Wanaka . Spring (October - December) brings an abundance of blossom. Summer brings cloudless, hot, sunny days (January - March). Autumn brings splendid colours of gold and red (April - June), Winter brings crisp days, and snow lovers can enjoy huge freedom the mountain slopes (July - September).
In the heart of the Southern Lakes you`ll find the time and space to revitalise your soul.