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Top Choice Italian in Wanaka

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen

Ebullient expat Francesca has brought the big flavours and easy conviviality of an authentic Italian family trattoria to Wanaka in the form of this stylish and perennially busy eatery. Even simple things such as piz…
Cafe in Wanaka

Relishes Cafe

A cafe by day with good breakfast and lunch options, this place transforms itself at night into a sophisticated restaurant with a good wine list. Toast the lakefront setting with a glass of Central Otago's finest.
Cafe in Wanaka

Kai Whakapai

An absolute Wanaka institution, Kai (the Māori word for 'food') is the place to be for a liquid sundowner accompanied by a massive filled baguette or pizza. Locally brewed craft beers are on tap and there are Centra…
Bar in Wanaka

Barluga & Woody’s

Sharing both a courtyard and owners, these neighbouring bars operate more or less in tandem, especially when there's a DJ event on. Barluga’s leather armchairs and retro wallpaper bring to mind a refined gentlemen’s…
Arts & Crafts in Wanaka

Gallery Thirty Three

Pottery, glass and jewellery from local artists.
Sports & Outdoors in Wanaka

MT Outdoors

Rents and sells skis, camping and tramping gear.
Amusement Park in Wanaka

Puzzling World

A 3D Great Maze and lots of fascinating brain-bending visual illusions to keep people of all ages bemused, bothered and bewildered. It’s en route to Cromwell, 2km from town.
Museum in Wanaka

Warbirds & Wheels

Dedicated to NZ combat pilots, the aircraft they flew and the sacrifices they made, this museum features Hawker Hurricanes, a de Havilland Vampire and lots of shiny, beautifully restored classic cars. There's also a…
Museum in Wanaka

National Transport & Toy Museum

Small armies of Smurfs, Star Wars figurines and Barbie dolls share billing with dozens of classic cars and a mysteriously acquired MiG jet fighter in this vast collection, which fills four giant hangers near the air…
Brewery in Wanaka

Wanaka Beerworks

Somewhat incongruously attached to the toy museum, this small brewery’s main beers (Cardrona Gold lager, Brewski pilsner, Treble Cone wheat beer and Black Peak coffee stout) are complemented by those of its sister l…