Back Blocks

The back blocks of Wanaka.

You’d be silly to think all the beauty in Wanaka resides on the lakefront. Just a short jaunt from the town centre lies some of the best in the business when it comes to brewing bars, preserving fruits and serving up rustic French cuisine.

Nicknamed the ‘Back Blocks’ of Wanaka, this neighbourhood is home to a faultlessly friendly bunch of brewers, growers and foodies who have made the most of the quiet and pristine area and are now a favourite for locals when the township gets busy over the holiday periods. Revel in the spaciousness of the area and when you’re finished licking your lips at the sight of the fantastic Wanaka mountain range, pull up a chair and dine at some of the best eateries in town where the service is immaculate and the wine grown literally in the backyard.