Wānaka

Wānaka, New Zealand
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by Jason Pratt
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Climate & Best time to visit Wānaka

Climate in Wānaka:

Best time to visit Wānaka:

Summer (December to February): This season is considered the best time to visit New Zealand for outdoor activities. The weather is warm and generally more stable, making it ideal for hiking, beach visits, and outdoor adventures. This time is perfect for exploring both islands.

Autumn (March to May): Autumn is a beautiful season with mild temperatures and colorful foliage. It's a good time for vineyard visits, scenic drives, and hiking as the landscapes transform.

Winter (June to August): In the South Island, this season is ideal for snow sports and activities in places like Queenstown and Wanaka. The North Island experiences milder winter weather, but it's a good time for cultural experiences and visiting hot springs.

Spring (September to November): Spring brings blooming flowers and newborn wildlife. It's a good time for outdoor activities as the weather warms up, and it's also a quieter time for travelers.

Money & Prices

Currency in New Zealand:

New Zealand dollar (NZD)

How expensive is a trip to Wānaka?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
13.80 USD
Fast food meal:
8.71 USD
Mid-range meal:
30.28 USD
Bottle of water:
0.62 USD
Soft drink:
2.45 USD
Cappuccino:
3.35 USD
Local Beer:
5.90 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.44 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.41 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

New Zealand general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)

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