Wanaka Region

South Island

Wanaka Region

The outdoor fitness capital of NZ. You get the feeling every local is capable of giving you 10 one-handed push ups, while holding a coffee in the other. All roads from here lead to goodness.

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Boundary Creek

Time: 1 hr 30 min, Distance: 5 km

The view on top of Gillespie Pass

Time: 3 - 4 days, Distance: 58 km

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Liverpool Hut Track

Matukituki Valley

Liverpool Hut Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 3 - 4 hr, Distance: 6 km

Time: 3-4 hr

Distance: 145km (90 miles), Approximately: 2 hours 20 minutes

Wanaka nestled beside Mt Iron

4.5 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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The clearest, bluest water ever - Blue Pools

Blue Pools Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Blue Pools Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

1.8 km return | 1 hour return

West Matukituki Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

West Matukituki Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr 30 min, Distance: 3.2 - 9 km depending on section(s) of track taken

Sawyer Burn Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Sawyer Burn Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Time: 4 hrs return

Old pit saw site

Makarora Bush Walk

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Makarora Bush Walk

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

1 km return | 15 minutes return

Blue-Young Link Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Blue-Young Link Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 1.5 - 2 hr, Distance: 7 km

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Ralphie Kirby-Crowe

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In summer, on a hot Wanaka day, take a picnic dinner and head to Beacon Point for a swim in the shallow, unusually warm water as the sun sets. Beauty!

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Get in amongst the giant pines

The Lone Tree

Lake Wanaka

Raspberry Flat Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Raspberry Flat Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lakeland Adventures

Clutha River Jets

Lakeland Adventures

Clutha River Jets