Lloyd Dunn Avenue State Highway 6, Luggate 9382, New Zealand
Wanaka Airport sits 9km south-east of Wanaka at 1,142ft above sea level and operates 365 days a year. There are currently no scheduled air passenger services but the airport is a popular base for flightseeing, flight training, private flights, aircraft maintenance operations, and visitor attractions including the popular Warbirds & Wheels Museum and Café. Wanaka Airport has one of the busiest helicopter training schools in the South Island, and microlight training is available on the airfield. All this, combined with local scenic flight operations, up to four parachuting flights an hour in busy periods, the occasional high-performance Warbird, the bi-ennial Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow and NASA’s annual scientific balloon launch make for a very diverse mix of aviation.
188 Wanaka-Luggate Hwy
For over forty-five years Puzzling World has been messing with people’s heads no matter what age, nationality or experience. With a mix of bizarre buildings, rooms of illusion and the world-famous Great Maze this attraction is designed to baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality. Even if you only pay a visit to the extensive Puzzle Centre or New Zealand’s most unusual public toilets, your world will never be the same again…
Cardrona Valley Rd, Cardrona
Skiing and Snowboarding
The Wanaka region has world-renowned skifields to choose from and the largest heli-skiing area outside of North America.
- Cardrona Alpine Resort
- Treble Cone
- Coronet Peak
- The Remarkables
- Snow Farm - New Zealand's first commercial Nordic ski facility; it has track skiing, tubing and a winter testing ground.
Oakridge Resort is the perfect Wanaka hotel accommodation for your South Island skiing experience.
Wanaka ski transport shuttles are available daily throughout the ski season to take you from Wanaka to ski fields such as Cardrona and Treble Cone. Shuttle fares range from $28 one way to $35 return. Free accommodation pick-ups can be requested with advance bookings. For more details and booking information visit the following websites:
99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Lake Wanaka Mountain Biking
Experience Lake Wanaka's beautiful scenery by bicycle - the area offers some of the most unforgettable road and mountain biking experiences in New Zealand. There are options for every ability from a casual meander around the lake to an exhilarating downhill forest ride - you're bound to find something to suit you!
Mount Aspiring Road
Take in breathtaking views over Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring/Tititea and surrounding peaks after a steep climb through alpine meadows and tussock grasslands to the summit. This is a popular track and one of our best day hikes. Fitness required: High Gradient: Steep
16 km return via same track
Walking and tramping
5-6 h Easy: Walking track
50 Cardrona Valley Road
Rubys Cinema & Bar is Wanaka's finest entertainment venue. We are situated at 50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka. Phone us on 03 443 6901. When you walk into Rubys you are transported to a time when going to the pictures was an event.
With 2 Gold Class cinemas, Rubys offer’s the latest film releases, with some of the latest 3D technology and Art-House titles that include Independent productions and foreign movies.
At Rubys we offer you a slice of days gone by, a time when the food was good and simple, the drinks strong, and the service impeccable.
50 Cardrona Valley Rd
Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre with Clip and Climb
Indoors we have a Sport Climbing Wall with top rope and lead climbing, a bouldering room and Clip ’n Climb arena. Where climbing wall meets theme park, Clip ‘n Climb is like nothing you’ve climbed before. Automatic belays so everyone can climb at the same time, it’s never been easier to give climbing a go. Keep your children climbing our walls, not yours. We highly recommend booking for Clip ‘n Climb as space is limited. Sessions start on the hour, every hour. Outdoors we run introduction, top rope, lead and guided rock climbing and abseiling trips, in the beautiful Matukituki Valley. Call us to book your Rock Adventure!