Your Guide to a Wellness Weekend in Wānaka

A healthy salad bowl and smoothie on a table outside at Dripping Bowl Wanaka.
Ah, Wānaka. Best known as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, home to a multitude of tracks for shoed feet and feet pushing pedals alike and gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Set at the southern end of its namesake lake with famously panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, it’s a place where not only your eyes can feast but so too your mind, body and soul.

Wānaka Lavender Farm

In the middle of the Lavender Farm in Wanaka surrounded by lavender plants.
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Wānaka Lavender Farm is not your typical working farm.

General Service

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Tucked down an alleyway in the heart of Wānaka is a place where the inhabitants look forward to coming to work each day.

Revology Concept Store

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French composite and materials specialist, Alex, and New Zealand human rights lawyer, Monique, are the heart and soul behind Wānaka’s concept store & tea house, centered around conscious living.

Bike Glendhu

Cycling over grass at sunset.
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Biking in a naturally beautiful setting.

Wānaka Artisan Market

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From art prints to pounamu pendants, candles to cakes, Wānaka Artisan Market brings all the talented makers in town to one serene spot.

Cardrona Hotel

Entrance to Cardrona Hotel.
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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.