Back Blocks

The Back Blocks of Wānaka.

You’d be silly to think all the beauty in Wānaka resides on the lakefront, take a short jaunt out of town to discover Back Blocks. Some of the best in the business lie beyond the lake, featuring brew bars, preserved fruits, and French restaurants.

Nicknamed the ‘Back Blocks’ of Wānaka, this neighbourhood is home to a faultlessly friendly bunch of brewers, growers, and foodies. The quiet and pristine area is favoured by locals when the township gets busy over the holiday period, and visitors will revel in the spaciousness of it all.

When you're finished gaping at mountain views, pull up a chair and dine at some of the best eateries in town where the service is immaculate and the wine is grown in the backyard.