Wanaka is perfect for those looking for all the splendour of the Southern Lakes but with a more relaxed atmosphere than neighbouring Queenstown.
Lake Wanaka is ringed by pebbly beaches with magnificent views to the surrounding peaks.
Exploring Mount Aspiring National Park wilderness is an unforgettable experience with its dreamland of mountains, glaciers and river valleys.
Central Otago is a powerful landscape, sunny, dry and brown with weathered ancient mountains and fast flowing rivers. In the 1860's this was a place of gold mining but the gold today in Central Otago is New Zealand Pinot Noir which excels in these southernmost vineyards. Also home to numerous orchardists, in summer and autumn enjoy local apricots, peaches, cherries and apples.