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Entertainment

Wanaka is big and popular enough to have some really big festivals plus a complete range of great bars and clubs to entertain anyone looking for an enjoyable and entertaining holiday. For a relaxed drink and friendly atmosphere you might want to check out bars.

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Things to Do

Wanaka boasts a plethora of activities and attractions to be enjoyed throughout the year, from simple low cost activities such as scenic walks around Lake Wanaka to more extravagant adventures such as sky diving or heli ski-ing!

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Places to Stay

Wanaka is a tourist-friendly mecca and within a few blocks of the main street, in every direction, you can find any type of accommodation to suit your budget and holiday plans! From backpacker hostels, to self-contained holiday houses, Bed & Breakfast guesthouses, luxury lodges.

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Places to Eat

Wanaka has quickly built a reputation for offering fresh, contemporary cuisine, outstanding customer service and award winning local and New Zealand wines. A large selection of eateries in the township offer a range of menus to suit your tastes, budget, dietary requirements plus any food allergies you may have.

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Wanaka

Visitors enjoy Lake Wanaka for its year round alpine appeal, world-class ski fields and the vast array of outdoor activities and water sports. Friendly and vibrant, Wanaka is an incredibly popular place to visit, especially if you prefer to avoid the huge numbers of tourists and tourism.

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Transportation

Wanaka is located in the Southern Lakes District of the lower South Island and is considered the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and the fabulous local ski areas. Within easy commuting distance of Queenstown airport, visitors can choose to travel via road from Queenstown to Wanaka.

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Shopping

Located in a lakeside alpine setting, the bustling township of Wanaka is well designed so visitors can easily walk around all the great shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. However there is plenty of parking available for cars, motorbikes and campervans.

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Things To Do

Glenmac Farmstay is located close to Kurow and Duntroon, and is part of the lower Waitaki Valley, which is a popular holiday area for New Zealand families due to the long, hot summer days and relaxed, countryside environment.

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Nearby Towns

Oamaru is the 'capital' of the Waitaki District, however the Waitaki Valley is not only home to Kurow, but to some other fabulous rural townships that link visitors to Ohau, Mt Cook/Aoraki and other exciting routes. Each township features some wonderful attractions.

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Waitaki Valley & Kurow

The Waitaki district is located in the centre of the South Island and is home to lush valleys, majestic mountains, pristine azure lakes, exciting rivers, New Zealand wildlife and breathtaking scenery, making it the ideal holiday spot for outdoor pursuits or pure relaxation.

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Walks & Tracks

The Waitaki Valley boasts a stunning natural environment that provides a huge amount of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a genuine Kiwi outdoor holiday. No matter what your level of fitness or experience, there are plenty of hikes, bike tracks and walks.

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Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea began as a collection of isolated cribs and holiday homes, 15 km north-east of Wanaka, but has grown into a pleasant village of 1,150 people with a general store selling produce and fishing licences.

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Picton

Home to some of New Zealand's most serene farmland, lush countryside and sparkling waters, the township of Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is a renowned tourist destination as well as the gateway to the spectacular South Island.

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Transportation

Home to some of New Zealand's most serene farmland, lush countryside and sparkling waters, the township of Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is a renowned tourist destination as well as the gateway to the spectacular South Island.

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Things to Do

Marlborough truly is an outdoor paradise offering year-round sunshine and a diverse landscape of land and water. From cruising the sparkling waters of the Marlborough Sounds and swimming with dolphins, to wine tours.

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Shopping

Located in a waterfront setting, the quaint township of Picton is well designed so visitors can easily walk around all the great shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. However there is plenty of parking available for cars, motorbikes and campervans.

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