Photo : Lake Wanaka and mountains

Activities - Outdoors

Lake Wanaka is New Zealand's fourth largest lake and has crystal clear blue waters that reflect the dramatic landscape.

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Sky Activities

Sky Diving

Sky Diving

Wanaka skydiving offers adrenaline-pumping adventure and excitement! Jump out of an airplane on a tandem skydive in Wanaka and experience freefall in a safe, yet fun-filled environment. Experienced skydivers can choose to jump by themselves.

Paragliding

Paragliding

New Zealand's Highest Tandem Paragliding. Simply walk, jog, run…and you’re airborne. It’s smooth, quiet… pure flying. Cruise along valley walls and right beside massive waterfalls. Choose a gentle descent or wingovers and spirals and land softly down next to your car.

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Lake & Rivers

Jet Skiing & Boating

Jet Skiing

Hold on tight and enjoy a scenic jet boat ride along gorgeous coastlines, around picturesque lakes or through stunning rivers. Another option is to book in a lesson with Watersports Wanaka.

Boating & Kayaking

Boating & Kayaking

Whether you want to explore beautiful rivers and coastlines, or whether white water kayaking on swiftly flowing rivers are more your thing, there is options to suit everyone. Canoeing and kayaking trips in Wanaka are available to suit all levels of confidence and experience, and may combine other activities.

Canyoning

Canyoning

Explore natural underground formations and caves with a caving or canyoning expedition in Wanaka. Go caving or canyoning in Wanaka and marvel at glowworm displays, cave formations and sculptured rocks.

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Cardrona

Cardrona

Cardrona Alpine Resort is located 20 minutes from Wanaka. Cardrona Ski Field offers great skiing and snowboarding with terrain for all skiing levels.

Treble Cone

Treble Cone

Treble Cone is a commercial ski field located about 35 minutes drive from Wanaka. Treble Cone boasts amazing views, powder snow and large, long ski and snowboarding slopes.

Heli skiing

Heli skiing

Heliskiing in Wanaka is a top adrenalin sport and the ultimate snow experience. Accessed by helicopter, Wanaka heliskiing involves downhill skiing or snowboarding in natural, off-trail environments.

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Walking & Hiking

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Cycling & Mountain biking

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