Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud. An outdoor enthusiasts paradise. In the busy summer months the better-known attractions can be filled with tourists, but if you know how to read a topo, you can find almost limitless solitude.
Most visitors to Wanaka Climb Roy's Peak, but if you'd like to avoid crowds and lines, drive a few minutes further and hike to the summit of the even more breathtaking Buchanans Peaks. You'll be rewarding with 360 degree views of Lake Wanaka, the Southern Alps, and Mount Aspiring.