Wanaka area: Places to go in Otago

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Walk up the peaks around Wanaka for panoramic views or walk/bike several tracks alongside the picturesque Clutha River.

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  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

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    Know before you go

    Your safety is your responsibility. All trampers need to plan properly and be well equipped. This includes having appropriate maps. 

    In summer, very hot and dry conditions are common. Make sure you carry an adequate water supply and, as this is a typical Central Otago climate, have adequate protection against the sun.

    If venturing into the mountains, alpine conditions may be experienced at any time of year. Be prepared and ensure that you carry warm, windproof clothing and have the appropriate footwear. Naturally enough, the higher country is under snow during the winter months.

    Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.


    Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
    Phone:   +64 3 443 7660
    Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
    Address:   Ardmore Street
    Wanaka 9305
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