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When to Visit Wanaka

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

Plan your visit to Wanaka

Plan your visit 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.

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Directions to Edgewater

Directions to Edgewater

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

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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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Winter Events

  • Winter in Wanaka

    Winter in Wanaka

    Winter is the time to rug up and enjoy the bracing beauty that is Wanaka. Famous for skiing, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and heli-skiing there are loads of other things to do in Wanaka during the winter months of June, July and August. Find out more here.

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  • Tourism & Travel Showcase Social Media Event

    Tourism & Travel Showcase Social Media Event

    NZ Travel Magazine together with Adobe, and The Art of Night bring you our annual Tourism and Travel Showcase Media Education Day

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  • Ski Season Opening Day Cardrona

    Ski Season Opening Day Cardrona

    Cardrona is scheduled to open for their winter season this day. Grab your skis and boards for this season at Cardrona

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  • National Golden Fleece Competition and Wool Expo

    National Golden Fleece Competition and Wool Expo

    Exhibition of woollen products and well-know warm woolly brands including Merino NZ Co. Mons Royale, Icebreaker, Smart Wool, Lora Piana suites and more. Shearing demonstrations!

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  • Matariki in Wanaka

    Matariki in Wanaka

    Experience a huge community hangi, workshops and performances followed by an amazing fireworks display. Kahu Youth's Matariki celebration is for all. Wanaka Lakefront.

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  • NZ Mountain Film Festival

    NZ Mountain Film Festival

    Variety of international and NZ made adventure films.

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  • Treble Cone's Opening Day

    Treble Cone's Opening Day

    We've just had word in that Treble Cone Ski Area is planning to open on Wednesday 5 July. That is only two sleeps away!
    The plan is to open Saddle Basin, Home Basin, Nice 'n' Easy Platter and the Magic Carpet. See you there!
    With spectacular views over Lake Wanaka skiing or riding Treble Cone is not to be missed.

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  • Audi quattro Wintergames 2017

    Audi quattro Wintergames 2017

    The stars of the snow sports world descent on New Zealand for the Winter Games. See freestyle skiers, snowboards, alpine racers, cross country skiers and curlers up close as they compete during the Wintergames NZ.

    (Image credit: Getty Images)

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  • Merino Muster

    Merino Muster

    At the SnowfarmNZ New Zealand's only WorldLoppet cross country ski race.

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