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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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Autumn Events

  • 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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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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  • Isabella Maya Jewellery

    Isabella Maya Jewellery

    You are invited to a launch of exquisite jewellery collection featuring hand-made stunning sterling silver jewellery with a selection set with fresh-water cultured pearls and semi-precious stones.

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  • Wanaka A & P Show

    Wanaka A & P Show

    When country comes to town. Fun for all.

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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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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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  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

    Read More
  • Tai Chi at Edgewater

    Tai Chi at Edgewater

    All welcome for an hour long Qigong (Tai Chi) Class on the Edgewater lawns overlooking the lake. Class will be held by James Briscall from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

    All are welcome, including guests, Wanaka visitors and Wanaka locals. Each class is $15.00.

    In the event of poor weather the class will be relocated to an indoor venue at Edgewater.

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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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  • Contact Epic

    Contact Epic

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

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  • YAMI Soundz Summit

    YAMI Soundz Summit

    Calling all Youth and Adults in the Music Industry - YAMI is a weekend of music industry workshops, panels and showcases for anyone aged from 10 - 110 years.

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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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