Plan Your Visit To Wanaka

Each of Wanaka's four seasons brings their own character and vibe.  Check out details on the weather, travel times and coming events on this page.

weather in wanaka

When your planning your holiday or vacation its vital to know what to expect from the weather.  Whether you are visiting for leisure, a wedding or meeting knowing what the weather is likely to be, helps with your planning.

Today's weather

If you are wondering what it is like today in Wanaka, check out these live cams - especially the waterfront camera.   For more details and information on the forecasts for the next ten days then visit here.

Getting to Wanaka

Getting to Wanaka

Edgewater's location, in the boutique destination of Lake Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand, is easy to find.

Lake Wanaka is an all seasons destination; visit any time of the year to rejuvenate your spirit or to soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

Details on Air and Road Routes
Surrounds: Wanaka and Queenstown

Surrounds: Wanaka and Queenstown

Edgewater is situated on the edge of Lake Wanaka within the boutique township of Lake Wanaka.

As well as the fun adventure activities and fascinating attractions around Wanaka, Edgewater is only one hour from Queenstown. There is so much to do in the surrounding regions during your stay at our Wanaka accommodation.

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Seasonal Itineraries

  • Winter in Wanaka

    Winter in Wanaka


    Winter ushers in the spectacular snow sports possibilities in the Wanaka region. The ski season kicks off in mid-late June and runs through until early October.

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  • Suggested Spring Ski Itinerary

    Suggested Spring Ski Itinerary


    Wanaka is truly a winter playground with a long snow season which provides months of fun on the snow right through until the spring months of September and October.

    The season kicks off in mid-late June and generally runs through until early October.

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  • Suggested Wanaka Showcase Itinerary

    Suggested Wanaka Showcase Itinerary


    Nestled around the edge of a pristine alpine lake (Lake Wanaka) and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Wanaka is the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park.

    A designated World Heritage Area, Mount Aspiring National Park is an alpine paradise of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls, spectacular glaciers, rainforest, rivers and valleys.

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  • Suggested Wine & Food Lovers Tour of New Zealand

    Suggested Wine & Food Lovers Tour of New Zealand

    Wanaka & NZ

    New Zealand’s world class vineyards are nestled within spectacular landscapes and amongst diverse geographical features.

    New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc is globally acclaimed as the benchmark for this varietal. Although 86% of New Zealand’s wine exports are Sauvignon Blanc, increasingly New Zealand varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Merlot are fast gaining pace.

    New Zealand is home to almost 700 vineyards….here are just but a few.

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  • Suggested Wanaka Taster Itinerary

    Suggested Wanaka Taster Itinerary


    Marlborough is home to Sauvignon Blanc, Hawke’s Bay the Chardonnay but undoubtedly Central Otago is home to some of the finest Pinot Noir wines.

    Surrounding Wanaka are numerous boutique vineyards and wineries many of which are open for you to have your taste buds tantalised.

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Spring Events

  • Bike Wanaka 10 hour Bike Ride

    Bike Wanaka 10 hour Bike Ride

    The iconic 10 hour at Dean's Bank will once again mark the start of the mountain biking season on Labour Weekend. Planning is well under way and we’re looking forward to making it a day to remember! Have you got your team organised or are you going to give the solo category a crack this year?

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  • Cardrona Ski Season

    Cardrona Ski Season

    Cardrona Alpine Resort's scheduled winter 2019 ski season.

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  • Treble Cone Ski Season

    Treble Cone Ski Season

    Anticipated season for Treble Cone to be open for skiing. Roll on the winter ski season!

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