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10 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN WĀNAKA

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Credit: Lake Wanaka Tourism

When it rains...

There's still tons of things to do!

 1. PUZZLING WORLD

There's more to Puzzling World than just the Great Maze. Inside is the Sculptillusion Gallery, Wall of Wonders, the Ames Room, the Hall of Following Faces, the Tilted House, the Tumbling Towers and the Hologram Hall. More than enough to fill in an hour or an afternoon! 

 2. NATIONAL TRANSPORT & TOY MUSEUM

With over 600 vehicles, 15 Aircraft, over 60,000 toys and 1,000's of miscellaneous items, the National Transport & Toy Museum is a 20th century treasure-trove and real nostalgia trip. A must-see for all the family. 

3. CROSSFIRE

Experiences you can do and stay dry insde: archery, golf driving range, rifle range and claybird shooting. Crossfire offers competitive family fun with prices starting at just $5! 

4. BASECAMP ADVENTURES

Basecamp Adventures and Clip 'n Climb is part of the unique indoor climbing centre at Basecamp. Action-packed activities with individually-themed climbing challenges provide exciting, active entertainment for everyone. 

5. CINEMA PARADISO & RUBY’S CINEMA

A trip to the movies in Wānaka is still a special occasion. Whether it's the charm of a bygone era at Ruby's Cinema or quirky couches and old Morris Minors at Cinema Paradiso - even intermission is an event not to be missed! 

6. REALM VIRTUAL REALITY CENTRE

Realm Virtual Reality Centre is New Zealand's largest fully immersive VR experience. Using cutting edge Infinity Platforms, they can cater for up to ten people at a time, with linked experiences or individual adventures. Don't just stand there, get into a game

7. WARBIRDS & WHEELS MUSEUM

View a world-class collection of thirty privately-owned classic cars and motorcycles, plus six fighter aircraft from World War I and World War II, through to the impressive SkyHawk and modern jets. Finish at the unique 1950’s Retro Diner for a coffee or lunch. 

8. TASTING BEER, WINE AND WHISKY

Experience a taste of the region, with exceptional wines, craft beer and artisan spirits. Visit Rippon Vineyard, voted one of the best in the world or sample the award-winning gin "The Source" at The Cardrona Distillery. Beer lovers are also spoilt for choice with B Effect Brewery, Rhyme & Reason, Wanaka Beerworks, and Ground Up Brewing. A guided tour is a great option if you want to make the most of the tastings.

9. MASSAGE OR BEAUTY TREATMENT

A rainy day is a great excuse to pamper yourself. Have a massage, a beauty treatment a haircut or whatever your body needs to look and feel great. Leave Wānaka refreshed and feeling your best. 

10. RETAIL & CAFFEINE THERAPY

If you love to shop then Wānaka has everything you need plus a few things you just might want as well. Boutique stores stocking clothing, shoes, jewellery, gifts and artworks sit alongside adventure equipment suppliers. Finish it off with a coffee fix at your favourite cafe.