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Wanaka culture is not forgotten and rainy days are sorted with lots of things to do

@hookwanaka

TEN RAIN SOAKED REASONS TO HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY IN WANAKA

The rivers, the lakes and the snow is water in another form or other. Wanaka has lush sub-alpine and alpine scenery and it does rain. Forget about that instagram fabulousness of Roys Peak, bathed in warm light. Wanaka has indoors sorted with plenty to do and see on rainy days. Unique experiences Wanaka style add a flourish to the damp day outside. Wanaka is well known for funky, slightly odd entertainment and it’s mostly located indoors.

The rivers, the lakes and the snow is water in another form or other. Wanaka has lush sub-alpine and alpine scenery and it does rain. Forget about that instagram fabulousness of Roys Peak, bathed in warm light. Wanaka has indoors sorted with plenty to do and see on rainy days. Unique experiences Wanaka style add a flourish to the damp day outside. Wanaka is well known for funky, slightly odd entertainment and it’s mostly located indoors.  
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Hook

A striking different way to approach what’s for dinner tonight. A spring fed lake stocked with chinook salmon right in the heart of the southern lake district. From ‘lake to plate’ it’s fun for the family. Introduce family and friends to lawn games while you wait for your personally prepared meal to be ready. It does not get any fresher than lake to plate. Kids menus for the children with discerning taste or the vegetarian in the group. Hook has an all natural water treatment facility. The plants thrive absorbing fish poop and ensure water is leaving the property is clean and safe.

Hook is rapidly becoming a must do activity and a bit of rain should not be an obstacle honing your survivor skills. Dinner is inside with a cosy fire.

@hookwanaka
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Puzzling World

Puzzling World – The Illusion Rooms, Puzzle Centre and Maze is an eye opener with baffle, biffle and brain numbing sensory illusions. A classic entertainment twenty years and more giving families and all age groups somewhere to go when it’s wet and cold.

Puzzling World, Wanaka, New Zealand @Lake Wanaka Tourism Puzzling World @Lake Wanaka Tourism
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National Transport and Toy Museum

The magic of childhood is captured with favourite toys reminiscent of everyone’s treasured memento. And the best bit is the play areas and the adult sized pedal cars. You can even picnic indoors. Over 60,000 toys are exhibited making the collection of the world’s largest. For vehicle buffs 20 Civilian and Military aircraft from the 1930’s to 1990’s will wet the appepiate to view the 600 vehicles. In fact it doen’t matter what the weather is. A must go destination for your Wanaka holiday.

National Transport & Toy Museum Wanaka @nttmuseumwanaka
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Warbirds & Wheels

The magic of childhood is captured with favourite toys reminiscent of everyone’s treasured memento. And the best bit is the play areas and the adult sized pedal cars. You can even picnic indoors. Over 60,000 toys are exhibited making the collection of the world’s largest. For vehicle buffs 20 Civilian and Military aircraft from the 1930’s to 1990’s will wet the appepiate to view the 600 vehicles. In fact it doen’t matter what the weather is. A must go destination for your Wanaka holiday.

Warbirds & Wheels @Pseudopanax
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Cinema Paradiso

And you thought the cinema was dead with the advent of streaming and youtube. Wanaka offers a reimagined classic holiday cinema staple. A romantic interlude for couples or a place to lounge by yourself in sensuous comfort here’s an adorable place built for memory moments.

Cinema Paradiso @aroundasphere
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Ruby’s Cinema & Bar

Ruby’s Cinema & Bar is another vintage entertainment centre with outstanding audio quality surround sound in two gold class theatres. The latest film releases as well as Art House titles offer families, couples and singles ample choice what to watch. There are slices of pizza, gourmet snacks, coffee and drinks for every palate.

Rubys Cinema and Bar @Lake Wanaka Tourism
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Crossfire

Crossfire – Line up on the target and shoot for funExperiences you can do and stay dry include: archery, golf driving range, rifle range and claybird shooting. Crossfire offers competitive family fun with prices starting at just $5!

@crossfirewanaka
@crossfirewanaka
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Wine tasting or visit a distillery

Rainy days, the orange red flickering fireplace, the generous snacking platters and Rippon Vineyard to warm the heart. Rippon vineyards award winning

The Cardrona Distillery has award winning gin ‘The Source’ and beer fans are not forgotten. B Effect Brewery, Rhyme & Reason, Wanaka Beerworks and Ground Up Brewing are the makings of a great rainy day tasting the various hops flavours. For the best experience join a guided tour and let others take care of the driving and getting there and back.

@cardronadistillery
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Basecamp Adventure Centre and Clip ‘n Climb

Clip and climb at Basecamp Adventure Centre and Clip ‘n Climb is part of the unique indoor climbing centre at Basecamp. Action-packed activities with individually-themed climbing challenges provide exciting, active entertainment for everyone. Forward bookings are recommended on rainy days to avoid disappointment

@basecampadventures.nz
@basecampadventures.nz
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Fish and Chips – Perfect rainy day foodie treats

Salt, fried potato / kumera (sweet potato) chips and a glass of local wine is a gourmet meal kiwi style. Have a private picnic in your accommodation with Erik’s delivery option Erik’s Fish and Chips for Wanaka. Erik offers famous local hoki, as well as dory and blue cod. It’s inspiration when you’re on holiday, its wet and perhaps it’s just about chilling out with your kindle or the newly acquired book. Room service never looked so good.

Fish And chips, Wanaka @JAMESALLAN

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