Discover family-friendly hotels in Wanaka, New Zealand

Ski- and summer-resort-town Wanaka, in the Otago region of New Zealand's South Island, is on the edge of its namesake lake (dramatic Lake Hāwea is in a parallel glacial valley). This former gold-mining town now has a clutch of cafés, microbreweries and regional museums. Spend a day kayaking or jetting around Lake Wanaka, or venture beyond town to visit the local vineyards. Wanaka’s also the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and a handy base for exploring the park’s alpine lakes, glaciers and beech forests. In winter, snow brings a flurry of activity to Wanaka and the resorts at Treble Cone and Cardrona.

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