Little old Wanaka was featured in a New York Times article on 12 October 2014 and has created a real buzz around our town and it’s wonderful people!

Joe Drape, a sports reporter for The Times, was “Down Under” investigating how and why elite snow athletes have descended on New Zealand each August for decades, however in this travel article, New Zealand for Beginners, he outlines some of the activities, cuisine and people that he experienced while in Wanaka.


Cardrona Alpine Resort  and local icon, Carol Little, got a mention as did the Lake Bar (amongst many of our other awesome local businesses).  So come experience Wanaka and the New Zealand flat white for yourself – we’re looking forward to hosting you!!