What to do in Wanaka…

With breathtaking landscapes, towering mountains, stunning lakes and pristine rivers in Copper Beech Wanaka’s big backyard,
there is so much to experience in this amazing piece of paradise…

Collage of activities in Wanaka

On the Water

With NZ’s fourth largest lake on our doorstep Lake Wanaka is a 10-15 minute walk from our accommodation where you can partake in many activities like FishingKayaking & SUP, Boat trips, Parasailing and Jet skiing.  Only a little further afield is Lake Hawea, Diamond Lake, Clutha River, Hawea River, Matukituki River, Makarora River, Cardrona River where you can enjoy more exciting activities or simply appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

In the Air

Be wowed by the birds-eye view of the lakes and mountains with a Scenic Flight – helicopter & fixed-wing. Or experience a rush of adrenaline as you jump out of a plane at 15,000ft as you Sky Dive back to Wanaka. Wanaka Airport is a 10-minute drive from Copper Beech Wanaka.

Wine & Food

Relax with a latte or indulge in some amazing local wine and food with the many restaurants and cafes close to Copper Beech Wanaka. One of Wanaka’s best restaurants is merely a 200m walk from our accommodation.  Take a guided tour for a Wine, Food or Brews Experience on our trikes, door to door service.

Tracks & Trails

Wanaka is blessed with excellent tracks and trails for Cycling, Walking, Running and Hiking. After a day of exercise immerse yourself in our bubbling spa pool to soothe and rejuvenate those tired muscles.


Imagine yourself riding down the highway on the back of a three-wheeled motorcycle. Feel the wind in your face as  Wanaka Trike Tours takes you on an amazing tour of discovery.  Take an off-road adventure with a 4WD Scenic Tour or Eco Tour, try some back-country Horse Riding and Quad Bike trails or conquer the world’s highest waterfall cable climb. All these incredible adventures are within a short distance of Copper Beech Wanaka.

Snow Sports

Surrounded by mountains you won’t have too far to travel for some action on the slopes. Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm are all just a 20-25-minute drive from Copper Beech Wanaka where you can enjoy Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding or just playing in the snow. One of the highlights is Dog Sledding at Snow Farm, you’ll fall in love with the Huskies. Imagine snuggling up with them for a photo. Copper Beech Wanaka offers mountain transport in a luxury 4WD van in the winter months.

On Course

Picture yourself playing Golf at the most scenic golf course in the world.  Wanaka Golf Club is happy to host all holidaying green fee players and the Course is right across the road from Copper Beech Wanaka.

There is so much to experience … have we tempted you yet?