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“Nice and quiet little town.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wanaka

Wanaka
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Owner description: Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.
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“Nice and quiet little town.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

The lake is beautiful and you can spend a long time walking, sitting by the lake and nice to wind off. You can drive around the lake too, the snow capped mountains are a lovely back drop to the lake, there are water based activities too. We just spent half a day in Wanaka but 3 hoursaround the lake, in retrospect, wound have been better to spend one more day in Wanaka than in Q town, less touristy touch to it.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Having been to NZ a few times before, I had never considered visiting Wanaka until it was recommended. Wow! What a stunning place, beautiful lake & good restaurants.

It has quite a laid back feel to it & nobody seems to hurry at all.

The lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking, and even just sunbathing. If you are feeling more energetic then there are plenty of walking trails ranging from easy to difficult. We decided to do the Mt Iron walk, which resulted in taking in some absolutely amazing views of not only Wanaka, but also a 360 degree view of the whole region! And needing a rest afterwards, it is a steep climb but well worth it.

Wanaka Golf Club is also well worth a visit, a very well kept course with excellent greens.

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We arrived intending to spend one day here before progressing to Queenstown. In the end stayed three nights camping at different parks in our campervan. Loved the activities available from the wooden chalet by the lake. As a family we tried cycling, kayaking, fishing and swimming in the lake.the closer we were to mt. Aspiring national park the more we loved it. Has a wonderful feel to the place.

Visited November 2013
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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“Great, active place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed here a night and so glad we did rather than rushing onwards to Queenstown. Go for a walk by the lake - beautiful, especially in the morning. Visit paridiso cinema at night. Walk up Mount Iron if you're brave enough.

Visited October 2013
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Tabua, Portugal
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“Arrived and bedded down for a few days after the long flight...then hit the shaking roads”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Blimey.... Ive been twice to NOZ and loved every minute of it in all weathers... Hired a camper very cheap out of season and just toured the south island. Did nearly all of it and had a grand time... Camping wild, in the city and town streets as well as cheap DOC sites, and old disused gold mine, and of course the touring camp sites for when the body needed some refinements.

Just do it... You only live once! You will not regret it!

Visited December 2012
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