Is a alpine ski resort town that has adventure and activities year round, with no shortage of things to do. The region is a picture perfect post card of New Zealand’s South Island. Quieter than it’s lively neighbour Queenstown, and with a relaxing vibe, it is easy to enjoy a day on the shores of Lake Wanaka or soaking up the sun at one of the great cafe’s, restaurant’s or bar’s. One thing is for certain, mixing adventure and leisure come’s naturally to this beautiful town.

Natural Beauty

Wanaka is stands apart from any other location in New Zealand, quiet simply for it’s true expression of alpine beauty. Located in the stunning alps of the South Island in New Zealand, Wanaka is has established itself as a world class travel destination. The landscape lends itself to unlimited outdoor activities such as rock climbing, skiing, boating, mountain biking and of course hunting.

But it is not only the outdoor lovers who have plenty to see and do. The local shopping, galleries and peaceful community feel will ensure you are spoilt for choice.

The landscape in Wanaka brings a sense of relaxation and adventure. Her natural beauty is striking at all times of the year. Snowcapped mountains, alpine lakes and southern sunsets set the scene for a once in a life time holiday.

Wanaka is a 45 minute drive from Queenstown International Airport and only a 15 minute drive from our Hunting Lodge.

Incredible Hiking

Wanaka has over 750kms of scenic hiking tracks to explore, making it the perfect destination to explore on foot.Wanaka is for everyone, and the area has an incredible selection of tracks for all levels of fitness, from family fun to guided expeditions.

With such a range of options it can be hard to decide what to do. Thankfully we have a tour guide on hand to point you in the right direction. We can also incorporate hiking into your own custom travel itinerary. Be it walking to one of the local wineries for lunch, or taking on one of the mountain peaks, we will make sure that you are seing the best of our amazing part of the world.

If you love to hike and would like to learn more, Wanaka has a great app called “Wanaka Tracks” to help you choose the best track for you. For even more information about Wanaka, the Lake Wanaka Tourism Website is an excellent source of information.

World Class Cusine

If your a wine and food lover, then Wanaka is your paradise. For a small town Wanaka truely punches above it’s weights for choice. From Award Winning restaurants and cafes to bio-dynamic wineries, breweries and artisan distillery.

The region is a melting pot of local produce with many of the towns cafe’s and restaurants supporting local and artisan producers. Each season local fare is showcased on the plate at our favourite restaurants. Innovative and creative food entrepreneurs in the region have established themselves with award winning breads, fine pastries and hand made chocolates. The choice is endless.

Wanaka celebrates it’s local food culture every Thursday at the Wanaka Artisan Farmers Market.


One visit is never enough.

“Our trip with Shaun and Exclusive Adventures was outstanding. We were really impressed by the hospitality and friendliness of Shaun and the staff. The lodge was spectacular and very comfortable, with incredible meals. In addition, the setting was beautiful with the river in front and the mountains beyond. My wife and son, when they were not hunting with me, were able to see other parts of the country as Shaun made arrangements for guides and transportation. The hunting was great and the helicopter rides were a real “trip”. Shaun also provided great advice for us after the hunt for our own sightseeing excursion. I highly recommend Exclusive Adventures.”

Walter Miller – California, USA