Lake, food & wine
Mou Waho Island, one of the islands within Lake Wanaka, is a native bird and tree sanctuary. Take a tour with www.ecowanaka.co, and you can even plant a native tree with their Eco Lake Cruise/Walk Tour of this magical island with its’ ‘Lake on top of an Island’!
Or, ride a jetboat down the beautiful Matukituki Valley, deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park and take a guided nature walk with www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz
Central Otago is a famous wine area, renowned particularly for Pinot Noir, and several local companies offer interesting and tasty wine tours.
Wanaka’s dry, sunny climate makes it an ideal place for rock climbing, either independently or with local company Wanaka Rock, and mountain bikers are more than catered for with a challenging network of purpose-built trails cut into the local forest.