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About Wanaka

Welcome to this land of striking mountains, deep alpine lakes and air as clear as crystal.

Here in the heart of the Southern Lakes, surrounded by snow-clad mountains, ancient forests and pristine lakes and rivers, you will find time and space to rejuvenate, whatever the time of year.

Wanaka is also known as one of the 10 most romantic places in the world.

Take time to explore this spectacular region – it will seduce you with its beauty and urge you to stay longer in this piece of paradise called Lake Wanaka.

High energy outdoor adventures or relaxing scenic pastimes, pure indulgence or all-weather family fun. Lake Wanaka has it all. As entrance of Mt. Aspiring National Park, the third largest in New Zealand Wanaka is the perfect base for short walks, day walks or even longer adventures.
We recommend Alpinism & Ski - the top choice for mountaineering adventures: Alpine climbing instruction, ascents trips, guided trekking, avalanche courses, ski touring and back country snow boarding. Iris and Gary are the ideal guides for any mountain adventure.
For a unique experience descend the spectacular canyons of the Matukituki valley. Explore your way through crystal pools and native forest. Plunge down water polished chutes, abseil down waterfalls. Climb, swim and float through a spectacular world of water sculpted rock and sparkling, crashing waterfalls with Deep Canyon Wanaka
Wanaka River Journeys is a half day wilderness jet boating adventure on the Matukituki River beneath spectacular views of Mount Aspiring and her Glaciers. - A jet boating sensation like no-other.
See also our links-page for more information.

Four World Class Ski Areas awaiting you all within 35 min. drive from Wanaka.
Snowfarm – First-class cross-country skiing. Over 50 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing! Fun for the whole family and breathtaking views…
Snowpark NZ is freestyle Mecca for snowboarders and skiers tucked away in the beautiful Southern Alps.
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort. The area for the whole family….
Treble Cone – South Island’s largest ski area for the advanced skiers and boarders with spectacular scenery …
Plus Harris Mountains Heli-Skiing - the ultimate Ski experience.

Wanaka Event Calendar
please check out the Lake Wanaka web-site.

Peak-Sportchalet is proud to announce that we have been awarded with the Qualmark Enviro-Bronze Award in October 2009 and certified by Sustainable Wanaka.
Lake Wanaka has implemented a sustainable tourism programme to protect its pristine surroundings. Environmentally aware travellers can visit Lake Wanaka safe in the knowledge that its tourism businesses actively support sustainability.
We at Peak-Sportchalet are committed to helping face the future with confidence. With waste minimising, recycling, and reducing cleaning material to a minimum we are focused on keeping our and your ‘carbon footprint’ low.
At the end of the day, it’s about responsibility. Responsibility in our daily business decisions, and responsibility to our environment and to future generations.