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Laidback Wanaka has a claim to be Queenstown’s cooler sibling.

Another little town on a lake (Lake Wanaka) and presided over by mountains, Wanaka is smaller than Queenstown. Offering similar adventure activities, but a less hectic, frenzied centre, Wanaka is an excellent place to get your day-time adventure thrills before an evening relaxing in quirky bars and modern restaurants.

As well as great day hikes in the nearby Mt. Aspiring National Park — such as to the Rob Roy Glacier, the Blue Pools and Mt. Brewster — travellers with more limited time can take a tour out to Mou Waho, an island in the middle of Lake Wanaka. This little island in a lake has it’s own lake at its summit, a 20-minute hike from the landing jetty.

Active New Zealand

Outdoor and active adventures on New Zealand's North & South Islands

10 days

Southern adventure loop

Thrill seeking around South Island
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20 days

North to south white knuckle

Epic adventures from North to South Island
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14 days

South Island Circular Road Trip

Explore the mountains of the South Island
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Wanaka Tours

Amplified New Zealand

Total Kiwi experience

16 daysFrom NZ$2,849
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Epic New Zealand

The full NZ experience

23 daysFrom NZ$4,227
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

New Zealand Uncovered

Explore everything New Zealand has to offer

20 daysFrom NZ$6,174
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

South Island Lick

Mountains, glaciers and the adventure capital of the world

7 daysFrom NZ$1,259
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier, Christchurch
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Cities

Southern Pioneer

The best of New Zealand's south island

10 daysFrom NZ$3,324
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier, Christchurch
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Cities

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