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Wanaka is a town in the Otago Region on New Zealand's South Island. The town has approximately 5,000 inhabitants and is located inland in the west of the region.

From the Wanaka Travel Guide

Wanaka Photos

Thunder Creek Falls (16)
Another Wanaka Campground View
Wanaka Mountains

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Guest Reviews

Mountain View Backpackers

Mountain View Backpackers

Good hostel, but not really quiet the night we slept there (until 22.30). ... more

Base Wanaka

Base Wanaka

A fantastic place to stay, great central location, highly recommended:) Will happily stay there again. ... more


Wanaka Discussions

  • Help! Driving Kaikoura to Wanaka
    Hi, We are driving from Kaikoura to Wanaka via Greymouth on Arthur's Pass and need to know how long it's likely to take incase we will need to stay the night somewhere on the way? Please help? Thanks ...

  • Wanaka - 3 days too long?
    is - is 3 nights in Wanaka too long? Was planning 3 nights Wanaka and then 4 nights Queenstown? Is there that much to do in Wanaka. I wouldn't say I'm overly outdoorsy but I like nice scenery and walks as much ...

  • mountains
    Hey, I am plannning to head down to new zealand in June of 2005, and am hoping to move to either Queenstown or Wanaka. I want to work on either Cardrona/Treble Cone or Snow Park, so I suppose living in Wanaka would be easier, but I hear Queenstown is a lot more fun! Any thoughts? Thanks ...

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Wanaka Blog Entries

  • New Zealand (Wanaka)
    We set off to Wanaka after leaving Franz Joseph, and had been advised to take our time ...
    Posted in Round the World Travel by blytonrtw

  • Day 3 - Wanaka
    Hey it's Olivia here, on the 3rd day of our trip we woke up in Lake Wanaka, so all of us just got ready and away we went. First all of us went into town where we saw an amazing timeline. It started ...
    Posted in JRO - NZ by jro-blog

  • New Zealand
    (unintentionally) over an equivalent ‘Snake Pass’ to Wanaka on the beautiful lake where our first ‘motel’ experience has been positive – nice having the car right outside. Packed with heli-skiers, Wanaka ...
    Posted in Oceania Tour by peterzoe

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Level 1, 73 Brownston Street Wanaka (Map) - Hostel
A fantastic place to stay, great central location, highly recommended:) Will happily stay there again.
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