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The city of Wanaka is located in New Zealand’s South Island, right on the shores of Lake Wanaka. The city is served by the nearby Queenstown Airport, which is about 70 miles from the city center, or by bus, of which there are many.

Wanaka is most famous as the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, which has its visitor’s offices and information center right in the center of Wanaka. Trekkers and mountain-climbing enthusiasts will certainly have their hands full with this impressive reserve of forest, lakes, and peaks.

Being on the shores of Lake Wanaka has many advantages, especially for visitors who enjoy fishing or other lakefront activities. A visit to Roys Bay is a favorite activity among most visitors to Wanaka, especially for fishing as the lake is well stocked and the waterfront area beautifully landscaped.

Located just a few kilometers outside of the city center is Puzzling World, which is a very large amusement park complete with a large maze as well as many other puzzling activities and illusions. Travelers with families will certainly enjoy their time at this park, as well as the rest of Wanaka as it’s very friendly for those looking to take part in a lot of outdoor activities.

There’s much more to see and do in Wanaka, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.