Wanaka City Guide

Wanaka is a town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, adjacent to the outflow of the lake to the Clutha River. It is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Wanaka is primarily a resort town but has both summer and winter seasons and is based around the many outdoor opportunities. Due to the growing tourism business and the increasing number of retirees in Wanaka, there is massive growth occurring, up to 50% in 10 years. The town is part of the Queenstown-Lakes District and was called Pembroke until 1940. It was originally settled during the gold rush excitement in the 19th century. Wanaka is serviced by Wanaka Airport as well as roads over Crown Range, from the West Coast and to the north.
Edgewater Resort Hotel
Do you crave a break from the hustle and bustle of city living, or perhaps a launch pad for a New Zealand adventure holiday that will stimulate body and mind? Whatever the purpose of your visit to the magnificence of Wanaka, Edgewater Resort is the perfect home away from home.
The Wanaka Hotel offers accommodation in a great location near the centre of town and across the road from the lake. Enjoy a relaxing drink on your deck while soaking up the lake and mountain views. Enjoy the atmosphere around the fire in the lounge after a day on the ski fields in the winter (Treble Cone, Cardrona, or Waiorau) or relax out on the front lawn in the long hot summers.
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is 100 kilometres from Queenstown and 2 kilometres from Lake Wanaka, the fourth largest lake in New Zealand. The resort features 77 hotel rooms and fully equipped apartments, a superb restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, heated swimming pools with poolside bar and a day spa. During the warmer months, local activities include bushwalking, mountain climbing and fishing, while in winter the snowfields of Treble Cone and Cardrona are within easy reach. The Tussock Function Room is available for conferences and weddings.