Destination guide

The charming city of Wanaka awaits you

The lake and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Wanaka. This romantic and walkable city is well known for its skiing, hiking and restaurants. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Wanaka

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Wanaka a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rippon Vineyard (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Wanaka Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Puzzling World (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Treble Cone Ski Area (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Treble Cone (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Cardrona Adventure Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Wanaka

Travellers enjoy Wanaka for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in March, August, December or April, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average 2°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Wanaka

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wanaka is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Wanaka (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Pembroke Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Glendhu Bay (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Mount Iron Lookout (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lake Hawea (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Crown Range (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Wanaka

Fly into Wanaka (WKA), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), which is 30 mi (48.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Wanaka?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 445 holiday lettings around Wanaka. From 345 houses to 56 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wanaka? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wanaka. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pembroke Park: 468 holiday lettings
  • Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre: 476 holiday lettings
  • Puzzling World: 468 holiday lettings
  • Wanaka Golf Club: 470 holiday lettings
  • Mount Iron Lookout: 471 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wanaka listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wanaka?

Yes, of course. offers 345 Houses in Wanaka. Our other popular types of Wanaka holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 56 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 11 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wanaka?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 29 holiday homes with pool available in Wanaka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.