Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers
there’s plenty to see and do in our beautiful piece of paradise…
There are numerous wineries in the area, the closest a 10 minute drive from the lodge or travel further afield to Tarras/Cromwell/Bannockburn just 20-45 minutes drive where you will find yourself in the heart of world-class Central Otago vineyards.
Prefer not to drive… we highly recommend taking a customised half day or full day wine tour with Funny French Cars
Horse Riding & Quad Bikes
Experience the beautiful Cardrona Valley on horseback or quad bikes. The Cardrona run guided horse treks taking you on an unforgettable journey into the mountains to explore their unique slice of high country heaven.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Wanaka Alpine Lodge is a 30-45 minute drive from some of the South Islands’s best skiing – that’s four ski fields….
– Treble Cone
– Snow Farm (Cross Country)
– Snow Park
Wanaka is a mountain bike mecca with trails to suit all levels. We have complimentary mountain bikes available so you can try the many trails nearby.
Put on your walking shoes or hiking boots and explore the various tracks and walkways.
4WD Scenic Tours
If you are looking for off the beaten track soft adventure tours to ensure you experience the true character of the Wanaka and Queenstown region we recommend Ridgeline Adventures who offer private 4WD journeys onto iconic high country farms, Lake Wanaka cruises and exclusive photography tours. The scenery is breathtaking, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s not every day that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good aircraft! Welcome to Skydive Lake Wanaka – New Zealand’s most spectacular, multi-award winning, high altitude tandem skydive. Freefall from 15,000 feet and capture your massive freefall smile on camera!
Eco Wanaka Adventures are specialists in Guided Hiking, Lake Cruising and around and on Lake Wanaka and in Mt Aspiring National Park. Their experienced guides will show you the beauty of this alpine region, and the many special places available off-the-beaten track.
Brown trout, rainbow trout and salmon can all be found in the local waters. Try shoreline fishing or improve the odds of a good catch by taking a boat to the best spots. The Clutha River, famous for it’s trout and fly fishing, is only a few hundred metres up the road from Wanaka Alpine Lodge.
You can ride a jet boat to see Mt Aspiring and her glaciers or take a lake cruise to the Mou Waho Island Nature reserve in the middle of Lake Wanaka, a fantastic way to discover the area’s flora and bird life.
The Wanaka golf course, one of the most scenic 9 holes on the (18 hole course) in the South Island is only a few minutes drive away.
Experience a spectacular Milford Sound Glacier Flight and Cruise from Wanaka with Southern Alps Air. View untouched landscapes, glaciers, waterfalls, wild wilderness. Professional, safe, unforgettable! Fly Further, See More when you Fly with us from Wanaka. Wanaka Airport is only 8km from the Lodge.