There are endless ways to explore the land around Whare Kea Lodge.
Horse Trekking through historic gold mining valleys or through the vines of Rippon Vineyard to the lake front are two examples. Or perhaps explore private High-Country Stations on a 4wd safari and see farm life, hike for a day, go mountain biking, or simply marvel at the views.
If golf is your passion, Wanaka boasts a picturesque 18-hole golf course overlooking both the lake and the mountains, while Queenstown offers another four courses with outstanding views.
Horse Trekking – Climb aboard your trusty steed and explore the various routes available throughout the Wanaka region. From historic gold mining valleys and high-country farms to meandering through the vines of Rippon Vineyard to the lake front. Wanaka has three riding companies to choose from, depending on the terrain you would like to explore and all offer a range or horse rides and horse treks depending on your equestrian skills.
A four-wheel drive trip in the Wanaka region is a wonderful way to take in the scenery and discover the history of Central Otago. Skippers Canyon is a popular 4WD trip: a spectacular gorge through which the Shotover River flows, and it is now famous as a location in The Lord of the Rings.
With over 750kms of mountain biking tracks to enjoy around Wanaka, the region offers mountain bike enthusiasts, from beginners to expert, an ideal track to get the most out of your ride. Cruise along the lakeside tracks in Wanaka or Hawea, tackle the banks and berms of Deans Bank or explore the undulating Minaret Burn or Dingle Burn.
Private Guided trips, incredible Heli-biking options, e-bike hire and now an even bigger range of terrain at the new mountain bike park at Bike Glendhu, just a 5 minute drive from Whare Kea, the possibilities are unlimited. There is something for every energy level and experience.