Downtown Wanaka, New Zealand









About Us


Shop Downtown Discount Card

Discounts For Customers - Support Local Businesses - Fight Cancer

When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card for $10, you help support your neighbors, local economy and the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also ensure great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating member. It's a win/win situation.

Shop Downtown will contribute 100% of the sale price of each discount card sold through December 31, 2021, to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.









Downtown Merchants
Sign up for free!






Things to do in Wanaka, New Zealand

Main Street of old Downtown Wanaka speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Wanaka the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Wanaka shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Wanaka can warm you up on a cloudy day or simply offer your daily perk by visiting your local coffee shop. Quality, purity and punch are targeted with coffee beans curated globally and locally roasted while being served fresh as it is made right in front of you. Order up!

Downtown Wanaka has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for "foodies" offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Shop for infused oils, salts and spices from around the World!

Downtown Wanaka is the place to buy jewelry offered by downtown merchants with a wide variety of lovely earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course diamond rings. You are sure to find the top artisan brands and jewelry maker that brings a special touch to each piece offered.

Why do you love downtown?

Mike Adamski
Love shopping for unique finds and supporting local shops!

Christie
Downtown Salem is getting better and better - love the small businesses!

Rebekah Nelson
I'm visiting for the first time next week and I'm considering relocating to Ashland. I've heard so many great things about it!

Kathleen Zimmerman
I get the best of both worlds of big city living and upper peninsula awareness.

Michelle Kleyne
Great vibe

Restaurants in Wanaka, New Zealand



Downtown Wanaka Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Wanaka can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Most hotel offer a complimentary breakfast bar or even a full cafe meal with your choice of a full menu. Keep in mind that some offer nothing at all so it is a good idea to pack a few packets of instant oatmeal for a quick and easy meal before you head out for the day.

Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.



Riverrun
86 Halliday Road


Edgewater
54 Sargood Drive


Minaret Lodge
34 Eely Point Road


Wanaka Springs Lodge
21 Warren Street


Lansdown Apartments
2A Lansdown Street


Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka
109 Mount Aspiring Road


Alpine Resort Wanaka
144-154 Anderson Road


Wanaka Alpine Lodge
2/114 Albert Town-Lake Hawea Rd


Maple Lodge
56 Halliday Road


Suite 51
51 Forest Heights


Altamont Lodge
121 Mount Aspiring Road


Base Backpackers Wanaka
73 Brownston Street


Websters on Wanaka Lodge
137 Anderson Road


Wanaka Haven
42 Halliday Road


Wanaka Hotel
71 Ardmore Street


ASURE BROOKVALE MOTEL
35 Brownston St


WHARE KEA LODGE AND CHALET
MT ASPIRING ROAD RAPID 494


Lake Hawea Hotel
1 Capell Avenue,


Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Corner of Cardrona Valley Road