Anyone who has traveled in New Zealand would be very fond of Wanaka. It’s a beautiful small town. It is in the Otago region of South Island in New Zealand.
Note: This post is for budgeted travelers like me.
How to reach Wanaka?
Intercity NZ is the most famous provide that run buses very frequently between Christchurch or Queenstown and Wanaka.
Where to stay in Wanaka?
YHA Wanaka is the place to be. It’s very close to the town centre and is a cool hostel to stay in for the night.
Things to do:
‘The lone tree‘ or the Wanaka tree is definitely the top thing to go visit when in Wanaka. It’s a spectacle to watch this beautiful tree.
Milky Way – Viewing the Milky Way over the Lake Wanaka is something to die for. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. During winter, one may get to see the Southern lights if lucky.
Hiking the Mt Iron – In case of short of time, I would definitely suggest hiking the Mt Iron to get the 360 degrees view of Lake Wanaka and the Wanaka town. For more information on the hike, read my blog on Mt Iron loop walk.
Puzzling World – One of the most visited places in Wanaka is the Puzzling World. It’s a great place to test the brain and most importantly it’s fun.
Cafe I recommend:
I definitely recommend Beanie Cafe in the town centre. And a must try is their Haloumi and Portbello Mushrooms stack. Even though it is on the expensive side, but it is totally worth it.