03 443 2012
33 Reece Cres, Wanaka
The freedom to do your own thing, away from the crowds, with breath-taking lakes and mountains as your playground. We love our lifestyle. We know you’ll love it too.
The crystal clear waters of our lakes and rivers, the fresh mountain air, the stunning alpine views at each turn – Wanaka is unspoiled and vibrant.
A compact town centre provides easy access to a wide variety of shops and services. Whether you are looking to move to Wanaka permanently or just passing through, there are opportunities for seasonal jobs, temporary and permanent work. At certain times of the year, mainly the summer months, there are shortages in both the hospitality and building trades in the Wanaka area.
Wanaka has a lower than average rainfall and high sunshine hours – there is no excuse for lazing around… unless you choose to!
In winter, skiers flock to Wanaka from all over the world for superb skiing and snowboarding at nearby Cardrona and Treble Cone, cross-country skiing at Snow Farm and heli-skiing high in the Harris Mountains. Wanaka is much more than a winter destination – year round activities include fishing, hiking, canyoning, climbing and skydiving.
In a practical sense, Central Otago has a wide range of services with excellent schools and medical facilities. The small compact towns have a stable workforce, high levels of education, community involvement, and their own distinctive character.
The Central Otago region is centred around Queenstown and Wanaka, and the wider community consists of a variety of small towns such as Alexandra and Cromwell, and smaller service towns of Roxburgh, Ranfurly, Naseby, Omakau and Clyde. However, the population is not so thinly spread that the main centres do not offer the same infrastructure as found in other centres of the same size.
Central Otago is well serviced with excellent educational opportunities from pre-school, primary and secondary schools. The Otago Polytechnic has a branch based in Cromwell with a focus on tourism, horticulture and catering.