The township of Wanaka, New Zealand is in Central Otago, 120 kilometres north-west of Queenstown. Wanaka is situated on Lake Wanaka, facing north, blessed with an incomparable alpine panorama. The expansive open lake frontage supports thousands of summer holiday-makers, who enjoy swimming, boating, trout fishing and water-skiing. Mount Aspiring National Park, with its world-renowned hiking trails, has its headquarters in Wanaka. The Mount Cardrona and Treble Cone ski resorts lure domestic and international visitors during the winter months.
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 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).