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Wanaka Vacation Package Deals

Save money and stress less by letting Orbitz package your flights and hotels. An incredible Wanaka adventure awaits!

Packaging your bookings is the perfect way to save. Select your preferred hotels, rental cars, airfares and experiences for savings of as much as $369^!

And there's more to come! With no less than 500,000 global hotels on our system and 500 airlines, you'll have heaps of freedom to mix and match.

Wanaka Travel Guide

Where is Wanaka?

Traveling someplace new is exhilarating — and a little intimidating too. Take some of the stress out of your travels by researching Wanaka, starting with its location.

Wanaka is 370 miles from Wellington which is the national capital.

Forget about the big-name attractions — it's the locals that make a place tick. In this part of South Island, you'll find 4,000 of them.

Places to Visit in Wanaka

When you feel like you need to escape from the rigors of sightseeing, grab your hat and stretch out in the sun at Lake Wanaka. Want to keep the good times rolling? There's always time for a mouthful of wine, so try a few of the delectable drops on offer at Rippon Vineyard. Also learn about winemaking, from the peeling and pressing to how the product gets aged in barrels. But wait, that's not all! Planning an outing to Puzzling World? Don't be too surprised if you find yourself chuckling in the center of it. It can be exasperating but amusing trying to find your way to the end!

Car Rentals in Wanaka

Take your travel lust further by checking out car rentals in Wanaka. No matter where you plan to go or what you're hoping to do, Orbitz will help you find a rental that suits your adventurous spirit.

Unfortunately, there are no car rental outlets close to Wanaka Airport, so you'll have to organize another way if you're arriving by air.

Where to stay in Wanaka – Hotel Accommodation

Orbitz currently lists 46 hotels in Wanaka. Book one of the top options so you can begin organizing the remainder of your unforgettable vacation.

Want us to help with your booking? Our recommendations are the Lakeside Apartments and Wanaka Alpine Lodge.

Nearest Airports to Wanaka

It can be challenging arriving in a place you've never visited before, but the more you know about your destination, the more confident you'll feel. The closest airport to Wanaka is Wanaka Airport (WKA). It's positioned 8 miles to the southeast of the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Wanaka

Seen all there is to see in Wanaka itself? If you've got more time up your sleeve, there is plenty more on offer in the surrounding areas. You might be unaware that you're only 30 miles from Dalefield. It's an ideal starting point to reach Coronet Peak Ski Area. This attraction is adored by tourists and locals alike.

Join Orbitz Rewards

We know... rewards programs are a dime a dozen. But who doesn't like those little perks and dollar savings? We've invented an easy system that will reward you faster than anyone else. To collect instant Orbucks, simply start booking with us!

Interested in perks, like complimentary breakfast, at Orbitz Rewards VIP Hotels? Just stay four nights for gold status and 12 nights for platinum in a full year. And how do you redeem your Orbucks? It's a breeze! You can use your Orbitz Rewards points on your very next booking.

No Cancellation Fees

Whether you've had second thoughts or your plans have veered off-course for a different reason, we won't ask for a fee if you need to cancel or alter your booking.^ As we can't speak for your airline or hotel, it might be wise to check their policies.

Top Rated Hotels for your Wanaka Vacation

Edgewater
Edgewater
4.5 out of 5.0 54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
Free Cancellation
$116
4.4/5 (10 reviews)

The property sits right on the lake with a walking/running/biking trail right in front.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019
Edgewater features 3 spa tubs, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a ski shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff ...
Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments
Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments
4.0 out of 5.0 144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka
$85
4.3/5 (3 reviews)

No Air Con- it was 28C and if you open windows , all the mosquitos come in. Other than that, nice big property

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019
Guests of Distinction Wanaka Serviced Apartments have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. ...
Bella Vista Motel Wanaka
Bella Vista Motel Wanaka
4.0 out of 5.0 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka
Free Cancellation
$74
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

This place is great! Good location and its very clean!

Reviewed on May 5, 2016
Guests of Bella Vista Motel Wanaka enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. ...

Things To Do during your Wanaka Vacation

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.