Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka

fly fishing, boating, mountain biking, kayaking and many more.

If winter is more your thing then fear not as there are striking lake cruises, not to mention the four different ski areas that Wanaka is home to.


Cardrona and Treble Cone. A must see is Wanaka's Puzzling World.

Wanaka History

Originally, Wanaka was named Oanaka after an ancient chief but it was then renamed Pembroke in 1858 after a British colonial secretary.

Pembroke was the service centre for the regional minors during the height of the gold rush in the mid 1860s.

ski fields were established and since then, Wanaka has been a popular tourist spot.


Upcoming Events

Reign Rain Art Exhibition
3 February 2017 10:00am - 19 days ago

ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

ISPS Handa New Zealand Open
9 March 2017 - in 15 days

SkyCity Gibbston Food & Wine Festival 2017
18 March 2017 11:00am - in 24 days

$10 Race to Cure Kids
29 March 2017 - in 35 days

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2012

Queenstown Winter Festival
22 June 2017 - in 4 months