Wanaka – The Perfect Place for your Family Holiday

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Choosing your family holiday destination is exciting, there are so many places to go and explore. Family holidays always go a little smoother, when the destination includes a few family friendly things to do. Wanaka is the ideal place, with tonnes of kid friendly accommodation, activities and places to eat.

Wanaka is a walking friendly town, and much of the accommodation is all within a short walk to town. If you do have to drive anywhere it’s only a few minutes, which just makes everything so easy! There are lots of options from hotels, motels, apartments and holiday houses – there is plenty of choice for every family.

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Photo: Ultimate Wanaka – Glacier Jet (Jet Boat + Walk + Heli)

Here is our list of fun family friendly things to do while in Wanaka, of course we can’t list them all, so are some top picks:-

  • Puzzling World
  • Lavender Farm
  • Mini Golf
  • Jet boating
  • 4WD Scenic Farm Tours
  • Boat cruises
  • Clip and Climb
  • Kayaking
  • Helicopter Scenic flights
  • Wanaka Transport and Toy Museum and toy shop – Be warned the toy shop is awesome, and not just for kids!
  • Dinosaur Park playground by the lake front – this is a fun playground for all ages, right in the midst of town. There are plenty of ducks to feed, and the lake front itself can even act as a giant quarry for any young aspiring digger drivers (digger toys not included).

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Photo: Ultimate Wanaka – Wanaka Nature Encounter (Boat Cruise + Walk + 4WD)

Once you have hopefully exhausted the kids with all the fun, it will be time to fill everyone’s bellies. Dining out in Wanaka with your family is made easy. There are ample of places to choose from, with most all having highchairs and open at 5pm for that younger family demand! Many places do takeaways too, which might be a handy option instead tackling a restaurant after a long day. Some of our family friendly favourites are Amigos, Francesca’s, The Speights Ale House, Urban Grind, and of course Edgewater, with its stunning lake views and epic grass for kids to run on!

If you have any questions about holidaying in Wanaka with your family, don’t hesitate to email us, we are happy to help. Wanaka is a fantastic family friendly holiday destination, and we hope to see you here soon!

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Photo: Ultimate Wanaka – Essential Wanaka (Jet Boat + Walk + 4WD)

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Photo: Ultimate Wanaka – Big Sky Safari (4WD + Heli)