Top 16 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.

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Full-Day Wanaka Adventure
Feel the rush of adrenaline as you go canyoning in the aptly named Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNECSO World Heritage area. With an expert guide to show you the ropes, learn to abseil cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Then enjoy... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$206
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

$128
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

$227
per adult

Mighty Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight
Fly across snow-covered peaks and ice-blue glacier fields on this scenic helicopter flight over Mount Aspiring and its surroundings. Enjoy stunning views from the air and see the beauty of Milford Sound as well as The Lord of the Rings... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

3 hours

Free cancellation

$863
per adult

Milford Sound & Alpine Highlights Airplane Flight
Discover Milford Sound and the alpine highlights of New Zealand's gorgeous South Island in the comfortable seat of a Cessna aircraft. This flight features a longer time in the air, allowing the pilot to offer more in-depth commentary on the... Read More

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

1 hour 30 minutes

$287
per adult

Milford Sound Airplane Tour & Boat Cruise
Enjoy uninterrupted viewing of the southern region of New Zealand's South Island from both a plane and a small boat perfect for traversing the waters of Milford Sound. An experienced pilot shares intimate knowledge about the region's geography during the... Read More
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

$338
per adult

Milford Sound with Brief Landing
Take a flight over the incredible landscape of New Zealand's South Island aboard a Cessna aircraft. Your experienced pilot provides fascinating insight into the region's history and geography. Read More
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

$328
per adult

Mount Aspiring & Glaciers Airplane Flight
Experience sightseeing of New Zealand's incredible South Island from a comfortable Cessna airplane. Enjoy uninterrupted viewing of the landscape from large window seats, getting incredible views of Mount Aspiring and its surrounding glaciers. Read More

$171
per adult

Mount Cook, Mount Aspiring & Milford Airplane Flight with Milford Landing
Take off into the skies over New Zealand's gorgeous South Island, sitting in the comfortable window seat of a Cessna aircraft. Get incredible views of Mount Cook, Mount Aspiring, and several huge glaciers, before landing in Milford for a short... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

3 hours 30 minutes

$559
per adult

Mount Cook, Tasman & Glaciers Airplane Flight
Fly over crystal clear lakes, rivers, and the rugged alpine terrain on your way to New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki, or Mount Cook. Discover Tasman, Franz Josef, and Fox glaciers. Marvel at the ancient glacial deposits including massive erractics left... Read More

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

1 hour 40 minutes

$307
per adult

Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing
Hop on board a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Aspiring National Park and experience a glacier landing on Mount Aspiring. Stand on a glacier at 7,000 feet (2,300 m) and enjoy a panoramic 360-degree view of the Southern Alps—a truly... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$242
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

$207
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

$245
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

$82
per adult

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