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Activities in Wanaka

High energy outdoor adventures or relaxing scenic pastimes, pure indulgence or all-weather family fun. Lake Wanaka has it all. As the gateway to Mt. Aspiring National Park, the third largest national park in New Zealand, Wanaka is the perfect base for short walks, day walks or even longer adventures.

Wanaka River Journeys

A jet boating sensation like no other! It is a half day wilderness jet boating adventure on the Matukituki River beneath spectacular views of Mount Aspiring and her Glaciers.

In small groups, you can experience:

  • Mount Aspiring
  • Avalanche Glacier and Rob Roy Glacier
  • Rocky Hill - The Rough Country
  • Wilderness Walk
  • Glacier helicopter flight avaible
  • Culture, nature and History of New Zealand
  • Misty Mountains

with plenty of photo opportunities.

Alpinism and Ski Wanaka

New Zealand's leading boutique mountain and ski guiding company operating in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps. They specialise in high quality experiences for small groups and individuals in New Zealand and Europe with world class, internationally qualified mountain guides.

You can experience:

  • Mountain guiding
  • Mountain instruction
  • Ski touring
  • Guided trekking
  • Alpine trekking
  • Flora and Fauna

Eco Wanaka Adventures

Eco Wanaka Adventures offer guided walks to Rob Roy Glacier and other tracks in Mt Aspiring National Park, Lake Cruising and Island Nature Walks on Lake Wanaka and Heli-Hikes into the World Heritage Southern Alps.

Wanaka Kayaks

Wanaka Kayaks specialises in Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and Catamaran rentals in and on Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Take our state of the art, New Zealand made and purpose built expedition kayaks and explore all facets of Lake Wanaka independently on your own agenda, or let our guide lead you through the clear waters of Lake Wanaka. Or try your hand at Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP), a fun and easy way to play in the water.

Puzzling World

Since 1973 the bizzare buildings, Illusion Rooms and the famous Great Maze of Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World have baffled brains and challenged perceptions of reality.

Offering a great day out for all ages and nationalities, Puzzling World provides affordable, world unique entertainment making them a must-see on any tour itinerary

Basecamp Climbing Centre


If you've never climbed before, or if you pull hard on some serious stone, we have something for you.

Sport climbing wall with top rope and lead climbing, bouldering and a unique outdoor wall (experience required).

We also have Clip 'N Climb, where theme park meets climbing wall. Funky climbs like nothing you've climbed before. Automatic belays so everyone can climb at the same time. It's never been easier to give it a go.

Walking and Hiking

The Lake Wanaka area is blessed with a network of tracks and trails suitable for walking and mountain biking.

They range from easy tracks beside lakes and rivers to longer steeper tracks offering rewarding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. There are also a number of tracks in the Mt Aspiring National Park that are well worth taking the time to explore.

Siberia Experience

Scenic Flight... Bush and Valley Walk... Jetboat Safari

Four hours of unique New Zealand Wilderness Adventure in Mount Aspiring World Heritage National Park. The original since 1975 and still the best!

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