Wānaka Businesses Making Waves in a Sustainable Way
Creators of authentic Mexican fare, Paloma has a simple (but by no means easy) mission: to make the best tacos in Wānaka possible using New Zealand ingredients.
How does the idea of enjoying your morning coffee from a private balcony, with uninterrupted views of mountains encircling one of the country’s largest lakes, sound in...
Curbside Coffee & Bagels
If the timber letters spelling out ‘Coffee & Bagels’ overhead aren’t an obvious enough announcement of your arrival at Curbside then the aroma of freshly ground coffee and the sounds of a busy barista working the machine will certainly grab your attention.
Just like any good park ranger, hello RANGER is the heart of its community, there to take care of adventurous people before and after their journeys.
It’s a seabird you can eat that smells like fish and tastes like mutton.
Owners of Wānaka restaurant arc, James Stapley and Sam Cooper, know a thing or two about what makes a good eatery.
The Precinct came on the Wānaka scene in late 2020 as a stylish, shared complex with a range of alluring retail and hospitality stores.
While Kamino is known first and foremost as a coffee shop and milkbar, this place is no one trick pony.
With a Scandinavian-inspired fit out to match the mountains and adventures to be had in Wānaka, you'll quickly understand why this coffee and eatery’s tagline is ‘Gather, feast, stay a while.’
A brewery and taproom in one, this local favourite continues to grow from the ground up.
The b.social Brewery and Bar is a great spot for eating and drinking that is worthy of a visit (or many), whether you’re just in town for the weekend or call this beautiful region home year round.
An all day neighbourhood eatery poviding locals with delicious daily fare since 2011.
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Hāwea Store & Kitchen
A community hub that combines a grocer, café, restaurant and bar overlooking the lake.
While their techniques are worthy of fine-dining, this restaurant likes to keep dinnertime fuss-free and fun.
Hook Wānaka - Lake to Plate
Fast becoming ‘the thing to do in Wānaka’, the Hook restaurant provides a unique lake-to-plate experience where locals and visitors can catch their own Chinook...
Pembroke Pâtisserie offers hot pastries for your picnic, sweet pastries galore, or for those who like the finer things in life there’s artistically prepared macarons and tiny tarts.
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Well known for their acai bowls, smoothies, devine soups and niche coffee menu, Dripping Bowl has nutrition and sustainability at its heart.
A fine-dining restaurant boasting a love affair with French cuisine, Bistro Gentil serves excellent meals in a beautiful, sultry interior.
The Coffee Shack
Proof that good things come in small packages, The Coffee Shack serves up some of the best coffee in town from its pocket-sized converted garage interior.
Maude Wines Tasting Room
Set on beautiful grounds above the picturesque Wānaka township, Maude Wines Tasting Room has a million-dollar view and the fantastic wines to go with it.
Kai Whaka Pai
An absolute town institution, this place is humming with people Monday to Sunday, Winter through to Summer.
Red Star Burger
A Wānaka institution, Red Star has been filling hungry bellies with burgers since 2004.
Dark and elegant, Kika is an award-winning restaurant tucked away from Wānaka's main street.
Rhyme and Reason
A brewery slash tasting room and bar, visit this sunny spot for a pint or fill up a rigger for takeaway.
Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wānaka
Expect to see all things Italian on the menu here including risotto, ragù, gnocchi and wood red pizza.
The place to go for evening drinks, Cork has an impressive array of wines, beers, fine spirits and cocktails. Served by bartenders that truly do know their stuff, it’s likely you’ll develop an infatuation with this bar very quickly.
Hidden down an alleyway, Federal is a Wānaka best kept secret and a favourite with the locals thanks to its great food, speciality coffee and relaxed atmosphere.
A deli with a difference, Fedeli speaks volumes about creating an aesthetically pleasing space and offering up salads, pastries and coffee done well.
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Operating by the motto ‘slow food served fast’, Big Fig dishes up meals with a Middle Eastern twist.
Easygoing vibes make this permanent food truck a non-pretentious spot to park up and enjoy some food al fresco style.
Rumoured to be the most photographed building in the country, Cardrona Hotel was built in 1863 as first and foremost a place to stay for hardworking gold miners.
Stop by for a tour and tasting session at Cardrona Distillery, and set your eyes on the magnificent copper stills that are responsible for turning grain into spirits.
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Black Peak Gelato
With the cheery motto ‘handcrafted happiness’, Black Peak makes sure gelato treats are nothing short of exceptional.