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Things to do in Wanaka

There are things to do in Wanaka for the whole family.

Wanaka things to do

Wanaka boasts a wide variety of things to do for solo travellers, couples and families with children. For additional information about any of these Wanaka activities, please don't hesitate to ask our friendly motel staff, or download the Wanaka app.

Sit back and relax inthe paradise that is Wanaka.

Whether hiking the hills, biking the trails or relaxing by the lake there are activities to suit all age groups through all four seasons of the year – there’s fun on the water, fun on the mountains, fun on the land and fun in the skies.

Wanaka is a beautiful destination with amazing scenery that provides a stunning backdrop to capture with your camera memories you will never forget.

TOP 10 REASONS TO VISIT WANAKA

  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Walking and hiking
  • Unique attractions
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Airborne adventures
  • Autumn colours
  • Mountain biking
  • Events
  • Wine and food

Wanaka SUP and Kayaks - Things to do in Wanaka while staying at West Meadows Motel

WANAKA KAYAKS, SUP & SAIL

Standup paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing in Lake Wanaka.

WANAKA RIVER JOURNEYS

Jet boating and walking tours up the Matukituki River.

WANAKA BIKE TOURS

Mountain biking tours in and around Wanaka.

ADVENTURE WANAKA

Wanaka lake cruises, fishing trips and private charters.

U-FLY WANAKA

Scenic flights in and around the lake Wanaka area.

PUZZLING WORLD

Family fun from mazes and puzzles to amazing illusions.

BACKCOUNTRY SADDLE EXPERIENCE

High country horse riding tours in the Cardrona Valley.

SKYDIVE WANAKA

See Wanaka from a different perspective while sky diving.

WANAKA TRIKE TOURS

Experience some time on these three-seater cruising trikes.

ROCK CLIMBING WANAKA

Rock climbing with experienced instructors on some of the Wanaka’s routes.

DEEP CANYON

Spend the day canyoning in New Zealand’s crystal waters.

RIDGELINE ADVENTURES

Wanaka nature and photography 4wd tours.

ECO WANAKA

Lake Wanaka cruises, heli hikes and guided walks.

LAKELAND ADVENTURES

Lake Wanaka cruises, kayaking, jet boating and fishing trips.

ALPINE HELICOPTERS

Scenic helicopter flights in Wanaka.

SIBERIA EXPERIENCE

Makarora scenic flights, jet boating and guided nature walks.

SNOW FARM

Cross country ski’ing and snow shoeing in New Zealand’s Pisa Range.

SOUTHERN LAKES HELI SKI

Heli ski’ing on Wanaka’s pristine mountain slopes.