Wanaka travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wanaka

Just an hour's drive from Queenstown is the resort town of Wanaka. Its beautiful mountain ranges and snow-topped slopes have earned it a reputation as being the "Alps" of New Zealand. In fact, the town is often base camp for many trekkers and those who venture on to the Southern Alps' Mount Aspiring National Park, where natural wonders like glaciers and alpine lakes still remain unspoiled.

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When to Visit Wanaka

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Wanaka is different in each season so the best time to come really depends on what you plan to do. If winter slopes are what you're after, come anytime between May to October. Temperatures hover between 32 to 50.

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How to Get to Wanaka

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Where to Stay in Wanaka

Enjoy a luxury stay at Riverrun. The modern but economical suites at the Wanaka View Motel will help you enhance your time in Wanaka. For budget travelers, Flying Kiwi Backpackers will feel just like home.

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How to Get Around Wanaka

The Cost of Living in Wanaka

Shopping Streets

There are very few traditional shopping spots in Wanaka because it's a town mostly dedicated to outdoor and nature enthusiasts. There is, however, a New World supermarket for food supplies and plenty of outdoor clothing and gear shops.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs NZ$1.90 and a dozen eggs costs approximately NZ$4.

Where to Eat in Wanaka

Check out the dishes at Francesca's Italian Kitchen, an authentic Italian trattoria. Here, you can feast on creative pizzas, comforting pastas, and homemade polenta chips for between NZ$20 - NZ$25.