SKIING

SKIING

Enjoy your days shredding powder above plumes of soft, fluffy clouds at either Treble Cone or Cardona ski fields. Beautifully pisted slopes are an easy 30-minute car ride away from Wanaka centre.

Then, after exploring Cardona Alpine Resort, step into the past at Cardrona Hotel - one of New Zealand's oldest hotels and once at the centre of the Central Otago's gold rush - or pop by Cardrona Distillery for a little celebratory tipple.

For extensive terrain and steeper slopes head to Treble Cone, the largest resort on the South Island. Lunches here mean monstrous BBQs and ice-cold beers with epic views over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring.

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EAT LIKE A LOCAL

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Wanaka is a foodie’s heaven, with a huge variety of restaurants serving delicious delicacies from around Central Otago.

You’ll be spoilt for choice, from wholesome organic local produce and artistic presentation at Ode Conscious Dining to fiesta delights at the fun family-run Amigos Mexican Grill.

Local wine and food producers take great pride in their produce and the chefs certainly do them justice. And if you need a quiet nightcap, enjoy a drink under the stars next to Lake Wanaka for a truly dreamy experience.

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RELAXATION

RELAXATION

Relaxing in Wanaka can mean many things; from easy river bank bike rides and exhilarating steep mountain walks, to leisurely strolls by Lake Wanaka or café stops for freshly baked pastries and locally roasted coffee.

An afternoon can be spent wandering to Rippon Vineyard for a glass of pinot noir followed by an evening watching a movie on a vintage sofa at the classic Cinema Paradiso - the perfect option for cold winter nights.

And of course, with all these activities and days on the slope, nothing can beat a deep tissue massage to soothe those tired muscles.

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