Located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka, scenic Wanaka is Otago’s second biggest alpine resort town, home to the Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort and hotel. Sheltered behind the Southern Alps, Wanaka’s astonishing natural beauty really must be seen to be believed. Just an hour’s drive from Queenstown, Wanaka offers an excellent range of adventure activities and relaxing diversions. From tramping to trout fishing, horse riding to heli-skiing, gold panning to golfing – Wanaka will keep you busy, but you don’t have to be the outdoor type to enjoy Wanaka. Luxury Wanaka accommodation, unique shops, superb restaurants, award winning vineyards and festivals are also a feature of Wanaka’s way of life. Summer sun, autumn colours, spring promise, winter snow - Wanaka is wonderful whatever the season.