Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka /ˈwɒnəkə/ is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, at the start of 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. Its economy is based on the many outdoor opportunities this offers. The town was originally settled during the gold rush of the 19th century. Along with the rest of the Queenstown-Lakes District, it is growing rapidly, with the population increasing by 50% between 2005 and 2015.

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Looking for travel information about Wanaka? Explore the best travel advice on Wanaka, New Zealand. When planning a trip to Wanaka, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Queenstown. Take a short trip from Wanaka and set some time aside to explore the Queenstown. Dotted with places like Skyline Gondola, Kiwi Birdlife Park, Milford Sound; it will definitely be a good idea. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Wanaka

  • Know the pollution level of Wanaka before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Wanaka for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wanaka.

    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 89.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wanaka

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.64 USD

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