Wanaka is a wonderful place for relaxation and recreation.
With warm summers and winters cool enough for ski-ing on the nearby ranges, any time is a good time to visit.
The combination of lake and mountain scenery and wide open spaces offers many trails and walks and is a perfect spot for those who love the outdoors.
Mount Iron: Mount Iron Summit offers panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Hawea and the peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. Round Trip: 1.5 hrs
Mount Roy: The 360 degrees panoramic view from the top of this mountain is magnificent. The track is closed from Oct to Nov for lambing. Round Trip: 6-7 hrs
Outlet Walk: This scenic track follows the Clutha River from the Lake Wanaka outlet to Albert Town. Outlet to Albert Town: 1hour
Diamond Lake: This loop track to the Summit of Rocky Hill offers superb views over the glacier-carved landforms. Round Trip: 3 hrs
Rob Roy Glacier: Starting from Raspberry Creek, this easy hike leads to an area of spectacular alpine scenery. After crossing a swing bridge over the West Matukituki River, the track climbs through beech forest to alpine meadows at the head of the valley with views of Rob Roy Glacier. Kea are often seen! Round Trip: 3.5 hrs