Summer in Wanaka is warm and dry; a boaties paradise. The lake is a popular destination for families. Parents can enjoy a laze on the beach while the kids enjoy a swim in the lake or relax by our pool at Fairway Motel, and enjoy a barbeque.
A Wanaka summer is also the time to go walking. The Mt Aspiring National Park has numerous popular walking tracks with spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers.
Jet-boating, parasailing, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, rafting and climbing are all available locally too. Get into it and enjoy summer basing your self at the Fairway Motel
Wanaka explodes into colour in the Autumn, bringing forth the Festival of Colour every two years. Walk the Waterfall Creek track and enjoy the colours around the lake. We get a lot of keen photographers this time of year!
Autumn is a great time to have a local Venus coffee by the fireside at Relishes café or to get out and hire a mountain bike and bike the Fisherman's track. Rest and relax in the evening at the Fairway Motel
On the cooler evenings a visit to the quirky Cinema Paradiso could be on the cards after a hearty meal at the Speights Alehouse. Autumn is the time of plenty here, with food and wine aplenty. Bon appetit!
What can we say about a Wanaka winter? Skiing and boarding is what!
Wanaka is close to 4 ski areas. Treble Cone and Cardrona accommodate skiers and snowboarders and are a short drive from Fairway Motel.
The Snow Park is a specialty snow boarding park and the Snow Farm is a specialty cross-country ski area. Get your winter woolies on and get out there on the slopes!
Warm up after your day on the slopes in your cosy Fairway Motel Accommodation
Spring is the time to get in early and enjoy the sparkling surrounds as they begin to burst into life in preparation for the summer ahead.
Get into the morning cafe culture then catch some early spring snow at Treble Cone in the afternoon.
Stop on the way home at the View Mt Aspiring beach and enjoy the late afternoon light as the days begin to stretch their legs and get longer and longer!
Let’s GO WILD and let your nature lover come to the surface. The shortest climb is a perfect taster of adventure climbs for families or the hesitant adventurer and one that’ll keep you remembering that you’ve always had a bit of a wild side.
Accepting the challenge and epic views over Lake Wanaka are just a few of the accomplishments you’ll achieve today!
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Our horse trekking routes vary from day to day through the historic gold mining valley and high country farm plateaus with the towering mountains of the Cardrona Valley as your backdrop. As an outdoor activity it combines mountain views with history and the experience of the positive interaction with your mount.
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For over forty-five years Puzzling World has been messing with people’s heads no matter what age, nationality or experience. With a mix of bizarre buildings, rooms of illusion and the world-famous Great Maze this attraction is designed to baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality.
Even if you only pay a visit to the extensive Puzzle Centre or New Zealand’s most unusual public toilets, your world will never be the same again…
Come with us on the most exciting half day Jet Boating adventure in New Zealand beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings film locations, into Mount Aspiring National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area
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Let us take you on an exhilarating jetboating ride down the mighty Clutha River. Spectacular scenery, fast flowing waters, passing old gold mining sites until you reach the “Devils Nook”. You will pass under the historic “Red Bridge”, camera stops and numerous 360 degree spins will be carried out during your Go Jets Wanaka jetboating trip.
Adding a New Zealand skydive experience to your extreme activity resume is easy with Skydive Wanaka. You don’t need previous skydiving experience… the only thing a previous tandem skydive gives you is a better understanding of why people recommend Wanaka when asked where to skydive in New Zealand. Experience the thrill of freefall over the beautiful scenes of New Zealand; skydiving will never feel and look as good as it does in Wanaka.
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