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What Happens in Wanaka in December?

I know what you are thinking – Wanaka is a Winter town, one of the best in New Zealand for skiing and snowboarding, what can possibly happen in Wanaka over summer? Well, I would agree of course! Wanaka is a fantastic winter town, but just recently I am discovering Wanaka is also a great summer town too!

With an average of 24* Celsius, the months of December, January and February can be some of Wanaka’s busiest times. The blue skies and warm temperatures bring loads of kiwi and international travellers to Wanaka. They come complete with their tents, boats, campervans, caravans, fishing rods, water skis, picnic gear and more. And they lounge in the sun on the beaches, boats and grassy spots -enjoying what Wanaka has to offer.

With plenty of things to do apart from just basking in the sun by the lake, Wanaka makes for an ideal summer location. There is canyoning, swimming, jet boating, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, sky diving – the list just goes on. The long summer days give you plenty of time to maximise, with the sun rising shortly before 6am and setting after 9pm, there is really no excuse.

So, give Wanaka a chance over summer, but be careful! Don’t use up all your holiday time, make sure you save at least a week to use during Wanaka’s ski season!

You may also enjoy some of our other blogs:

  • Why come to New Zealand to Ski during Spring?
  • When is the best time to ski in New Zealand?
  • Skiing for the first time.
  • Snowboard for the first time.

Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Wed, 4th Dec 2013

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