The Pines Resort
Carved by glaciers and surrounded by statuesque mountains, Lake Wanaka and the town of Wanaka lie at the foot of the Southern Alps of New Zealand. With the ski fields so close by, the once small mining town has become a tourist mecca.
Aside from skiing, guests enjoy hiking, mountain sightseeing by plane and glacier walks. In the summer this area becomes an aquatic playground. Try jet-boating, rafting, trout fishing, yachting, windsurfing, water skiing and a whole lot more. At the resort, test your backhand at tennis, relax in the spa or chase that little white ball on the golf course next door.
The region provides a feast of activities from leisurely pursuits to the more adventurous variety and the stunning mountain scenery has a distinct seasonal beauty. In winter, visitors can ski at three nearby ski fields, with two others within two hours by car, as well as heliskiing. Summer is just as popular with the holiday makers with temperatures soaring into 30 degrees, with lake and rives providing a wide variety of water sports. The region is renowned for its many popular walking tracks, historic sites of interest and trout fishing.