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(Pop: 5,600) is a town in the Central Otago region of the
South Island of New Zealand 140kms
north west of Queenstown.
Wanaka boasts a growing number of excellent restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. Other attractions in the town include Puzzling World and the Paradiso Cinema. The Puzzling World contains a 3d maze, optical illusions and a leaning tower. The Paradiso is a classic old cinema, with seating consisting of old couches and a car. There are a number of wineries in the area.
A great day excursion can be had walking up neighbouring Roys Peak, from which stunning views can be seen of Wanaka and the surrounding area, including Mount Aspiring.
Wanaka is know for the
famous New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, War Birds over Wanaka show and
Wanaka is service by regular
coach and bus services from Queenstown, Christchurch, Mt Cook, Fox
and Franz Josef Glaciers and Air New Zealand Link services from