Some travelers go to Wanaka and never want to leave. Seasonal workers all over the world gather here, both during summer and winter. The city is not only located by a beautiful lake and trails, but during winter it has four ski resorts. But even though this place has a lot to offer it is a calm, nature-focused town to be in. After a day on the slopes or after taking a swim in lake Wanaka, then why not go to a local brewery or just enjoy the view over the Wanaka tree, standing in the water. This Willow tree is standing alone in the lake and has become a “must go to”-place for tourists.
While in Wanaka there are many summits to be discovered, but there is one a lot of people have heard of: Roy´s peak. The trail starts only a few minutes car ride from Wanaka, then a five to six hour hike awaits to reach the summit. In this case the journey is really the goal, because on a nice day you will be able to take in the spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains on your way up. At the same time it is hard to beat the 360-degree view that you well-deserved will have on the summit.