Top 14 Things to do in Wanaka, New Zealand

Come visit Wanaka! Expedia makes it easy to book Wanaka tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Wanaka for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Wanaka sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Wanaka attractions.

Whether you travel to Wanaka in the spring, summer, fall or winter, Expedia makes it simple to find endless Wanaka vacation ideas for any season. You can explore local things to do and popular tourism spots in Wanaka, then book a flight, rental car and hotel all with ease.

Full-Day Tour to Historic Arrowtown & Wanaka
This full-day tour immerses you in both the history and nature of New Zealand, taking you to the gold mining town of Arrowtown and the beautiful Wanaka region. Between each location, soak in gorgeous vistas of vineyards, mountain ranges, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$168
per Adult

Guided Half-Day Tour to Arrowtown & Wanaka
Explore the beauty of southern New Zealand on this half-day tour to historic Arrowtown and idyllic Wanaka. Learn about the Otago Gold Rush in Arrowtown, bask in the lakeside beauty of Wanaka, and soak in breathtaking views along the Crown... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$124
per Adult

Lake Wanaka Scenic Helicopter Flight
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of expansive Lake Wanaka, its surrounding mountains, and glacial valleys aboard a scenic helicopter flight. Take in the beautiful scenery from the air and disembark in an alpine setting to experience the magical area up close.... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

1 hour

Free cancellation

$135
per Adult

Lake Wanaka Tandem Skydive
What better way to see the rugged beauty of Otago than by launching yourself out of a plane at 12,000 feet (3,657 m). Safely strapped to your skydive instructor, freefall at breakneck speeds for nearly a minute before pulling the... Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$248
per Traveler

Mighty Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight
Fly across a diverse range of scenery from snow-covered peaks and ice-blue glacier fields to temperate rainforest on this scenic helicopter flight over Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Enjoy stunning views from the air and see the beauty of... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

3 hours

Free cancellation

$915
per Adult

Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Cruise
Take off from Wanaka and fly over the Southern Alps to the world-famous Milford Sound, for a cruise across the pure waters in a stunning setting. The superlative beauty of this area is best discovered while soaring overhead or sailing... Read More

$380
per Adult

Mount Aspiring & Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight
Get up close to Mount Aspiring's majestic peak for an unforgettable aerial sightseeing experience. See glacier fields and snow-covered mountains. Enjoy scenic views across the national park and experience an alpine snow landing. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

2 hours

Free cancellation

$348
per Adult

Private Minibus: Christchurch Airport (CHC) - Wanaka
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Christchurch Airport and your Wanaka hotel in the comfort of a minibus. For transfers to and from Christchurch Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

5 hours

Free cancellation

$414
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Christchurch Airport (CHC) - Wanaka
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Christchurch Airport and your Wanaka hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Christchurch Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

5 hours

Free cancellation

$356
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Christchurch Airport (CHC) - Wanaka
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Christchurch Airport and your Wanaka hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Christchurch Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

5 hours

Free cancellation

$293
per Vehicle

Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing
Hop on board a scenic helicopter flight to the border of the Mount Aspiring National Park and experience a glacier landing on the Isobel Glacier overlooking Mount Aspiring. Stand on a glacier at 7,000 feet (2,300 m) and enjoy a... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$256
per Adult

Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight through mountainous terrain to the border of Mount Aspiring National Park. Take in breathtaking views of the majestic mountain, experience an alpine landing, and disembark for some fun in the snow. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

1 hour

Free cancellation

$220
per Adult

Siberia Valley Adventure with Plane & Jet Boat Ride
Take a stunning airplane flight over mountain peaks, explore native forests, and hop aboard a thrilling jet boat for a ride up the Wilkin Valley. Set off for an adventurous excursion through the majestic scenery of the Siberia Valley and... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$274
per Adult

Wilkin River Jet Boat Safari Tour
Get right into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park by taking a jet boat for a fast-paced ride through stunning landscapes. Under the guidance of your experienced drivers, race into remote locations, past acres of native forest and snow-capped... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$87
per Adult

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