19 Oct 2020

Wanaka to Haast: Driving One of New Zealand’s Most Scenic Roads

One of the most popular routes to the West Coast leaves from Wanaka and goes all the way to Haast. It’s a long drive, but luckily there are heaps of things to see along the way including mountain views, waterfalls and exotic sections of river. Are you considering driving the

Stunning view of Lake Wanaka from Roys Peak, New Zealand
05 Feb 2020

18 Fun Things to Do in Wanaka

New Zealand tourist towns don’t get much more iconic than Wanaka. It’s home to some of the best hikes in the country, a wide variety of activities to suit all types of traveller and one of the prettiest lakefront beach areas in New Zealand. There are so many things to

Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka, New Zealand
03 Feb 2020

Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka: New Zealand’s Most Scenic Vineyard?

Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes District, which includes Wanaka, is one of the most famous wine growing regions in New Zealand. I’d love to write more about it, but I’m one of those unsophisticated people who can’t stand wine. I do, however, enjoy a good viewpoint, and the Rippon

11 Oct 2019

Puzzling World, Wanaka

New Zealand (especially the South Island) isn’t exactly bursting with fun indoor activities. There are a few though, and Puzzling World in Wanaka is one of the best. It’s a very unique place, full of optical illusions, strange sculptures and the world’s first 3-D super maze. Puzzling World The first

The Crown Range, New Zealand
13 Sep 2019

The Scenic Road from Queenstown to Wanaka: Driving the Crown Range

Fancy driving along New Zealand’s highest main road? With great height comes great views, and the road from Queenstown to Wanaka certainly has those. The Crown Range is known for its tight curves and sweeping vistas and it didn’t disappoint – here’s everything you need to know about driving the

Wanaka Lavender Farm, New Zealand
25 Aug 2019

Wanaka Lavender Farm

Everyone loves a good photo spot, especially one that you don’t need to hike to and won’t cost (much) to see. It also helps if there is ice-cream in the vicinity. Wanaka Lavender Farm has all of those things, and much more. By the way I’m writing you’d think I

Hiking Rocky Mountain, Wanaka, New Zealand
07 May 2018

Hiking the Diamond Lake / Rocky Mountain Track, Wanaka

The Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain tracks merge together to create a stunning three hour hike. There is so much to see along the way, including a surreal little lake and grand views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park. There is heaps of uphill hiking, but if you

Glendhu Bay, one of the best beaches in Wanaka, New Zealand
24 Apr 2018

Glendhu Bay: The Best Beach in Wanaka?

With Wanaka being over a hundred kilometers from the coast you wouldn’t expect it to be an awesome beach destination. Lake beaches have their charms too though, and Glendhu Bay is the perfect example of this. The surrounding scenery is beautiful, the water has that exotic clear blue look to

Sunrise at Mount Iron, Wanaka, New Zealand
04 Apr 2018

Sunrise at Mount Iron: An Easy Hike in Wanaka

By now you probably know that Roys Peak is the best sunrise hike in Wanaka, but what if you don’t have the time, stamina or will to walk uphill in the dark for three hours. Mount Iron is the answer. It’s definitely not as impressive as Roys Peak (or Isthmus

That Wanaka Tree, New Zealand
26 Mar 2018

That Wanaka Tree: New Zealand’s Most Instagram-Famous Tree

We all want to be famous. Options for achieving this in the modern world include sex tapes, controversial reality TV appearances or being genuinely talented at something. Or you could be a partially submerged willow tree standing alone in Lake Wanaka. That Wanaka Tree has become an Instagram celebrity over