Plan Your Visit To Wanaka

Each of Wanaka's four seasons brings their own character and vibe.  Check out details on the weather, seasons, suggested itineraries, directions to Edgewater and coming events on this page.

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
Directions to Edgewater

Directions to Edgewater

Edgewater is easy to find in the boutique destination of Lake Wanaka.

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Wanaka Weather & Seasons

Wanaka Weather & Seasons

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.

Weather Information
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

    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

    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

    Wanaka

    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

    Wanaka

    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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Autumn Events

  • Wanaka A & P Show

    Wanaka A & P Show

    When country comes to town. Fun for all.

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  • Macpac Motatapu 2017

    Macpac Motatapu 2017

    Each year for one day only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events.


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  • 29th Wanaka Autumn Arts School

    29th Wanaka Autumn Arts School

    Join in over 16 classes with highly talented tutors from New Zealand and Australia. Classes are limited.

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  • Breca SwimRun

    Breca SwimRun

    New Zealand's first swim/run race around the shores of Lake Wanaka. Edgewater is the finishing line followed by prize giving at the hotel.

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  • Mt Outdoors Southern Lakes Half Marathon & 10km Run

    Mt Outdoors Southern Lakes Half Marathon & 10km Run

    From the scenic Cardrona Valley to the middle of Wanaka, runners compete in this 10th year anniversary event.

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  • Isabella Maya - Easter Jewellery Event

    Isabella Maya - Easter Jewellery Event

    Gorgeous gems, unusual pearls and all individually selected by Marion McKellow. Stunning sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings, and earrings all hand made. Timeless, ageless, elegant - at amazing prices. Phone 021 317 890 or Email: sales@isabellamayadesign.com

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  • Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow

    Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow

    Wanaka takes centre stage as some of the most famous warbirds join with the classics for an awe-inspiring aerial show.

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  • 2018 Aspiring Conversations

    2018 Aspiring Conversations

    Politics, science, history, music, the environment – our speakers will be discussing so many of the things that make our world tick. You’ll be fired up with what you hear, ready to ask questions, and leaving with a lot talk about.

    Public ticket sales open at 8:30am on Friday, February 23.

    Image courtesy Lake Wanaka Tourism

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  • Contact Epic

    Contact Epic

    Arguably the most scenic mountain biking event in NZ. Choose from 35km - 125km distances.

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  • Festival of Colour

    Festival of Colour

    Across six exciting days and nights view amazing performances and inspiring exhibitions.

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