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Things to do in Luggate

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“A great place to visit and challenge your mind. There are puzzles, optical illusions and a great outdoor maze. A good indoor option if the weather is bad too.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A great walk to the top of Mt Iron will provide not only a good 4.5km stretch for your legs, but you will enjoy panoramic views of the lakes and valleys around Wanaka. Takes approx 1.5hr”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“A daily hike for many locals! This circular track is a great way to see beautiful Wanaka, get the legs moving, and heart pumping. It does get busy at times so go a little earlier, or if the first carpark is full, simply drive a little further and you will find the second carpark (opposite Puzzling world). It's circular and you can go in either direction - clockwise you will get a long, steady, zig-zag climb to the top , with lovely stairs and features to descend on the way down. Anti clockwise the climb is a little steeper and shorter, and on the walk down the views of Wanaka are a nice treat. When you are at the top be sure to check out the information, including a detailed compass with names of the surrounding mountains. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“This is your local and within an easy 5-10min walk. Great coffee, breakfast, or lunch. The staff are friendly and there is free wi-fi.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food
“This place has great karma, very relaxing and tranquil setting. Farm walk is a highlight. Best when lavenders are in bloom... November to March.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The Ultimate Free-Fall, tandem skydive whilst taking-in Wanaka's breathtaking scenery. Book Now. New Zealand's 1st Skydive Zone. Situated at the Wanaka airport.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“ One of the largest private collections in the Southern Hemisphere and displays a large collection of items including over 650 vehicles, 15 aircraft and 60,000 toys plus thousands of miscellaneous items. An extensive supply of toys including collectible transport models for sale in the shop as well as a cafe with refreshments.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“Rising 240m above the surrounding land, Mount Iron is an impressive rocky hump carved by glaciers. The summit is a magnificent viewpoint, giving panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Hawea and the Cardrona Valley. Views of the patterned fields of the Upper Clutha Valley and the snowy peaks of the Harris Mountains and Mount Aspiring National Park to the west are also enjoyed. The access track begins 2km from Wanaka and climbs through adjacent farmland and low manuka woodland on the western slopes. An alternate route down the steep eastern face forms a loop track. Time to the summit – 45 minutes. Summit to carpark (via east face) – 45 minutes”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Catch and fish and have it cooked for you, or just go and order some of their amazing salmon dishes! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great views , excellent wine and food and beautifull gardens. A must do for all wine enthusiasts.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Winery
“Archangel Wine Lounge & Cellar Door welcomes guests to unique experiences of wine, art, and food in a spectacular vineyard setting.”
  • 1 local recommends
Place to eat
“A must see for all those who love history, planes and action. Many interesting attractions, including a cafe, museum, sightseeing and skydiving ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Lunch & Evening Restaurant, bar snacks, drinks, live music entertainment, atmosphere, locals and tourists alike, indoors or garden bar. The histoirc & quaint 'Luggate' has it all.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“The iconic Wanaka Wastebusters, famous locally for their reuse store. Wanaka locals regularly browse the shop and yard to see what hidden gems they can find.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Walk to the start of this track from our studio. It's a short 1 hour walk and has 360 views overlooking Lake Wanaka and our surrounding mountains. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Car Dealer
“Warbirds & Wheels is a well known museum displaying classic and vintage automobiles and motorcycles, focusing on the early 20th century, as well as military aircraft. A 1950's Retro Diner is only 5 minutes walk away and worth a visit too”
  • 1 local recommends