, West Coast
are the regions that make up South Island
in New Zealand
. Some of the towns situated in the Otago Region
, Otago, and Wanaka
. Stay in vacation rental accommodations. Conveniently set up as your home-away-from home, vacation rentals are a great alternative to traditional hotel lodging. Every second year, for six days, the Festival of Colour
celebrates the arts at Wanaka. Walk or ride a bike ride around the picturesque Lake Wanaka
. A lake cruise is a pleasant outing on a warm afternoon. Or, try wind surfing or sailing. The remote wilderness of Mount Aspirin National Park
includes beautiful river valleys and mountains. Kayak on the rivers. For snowboarding and skiing – including heli-skiing - South Island offers the ultimate skiing experience
. Lake Wanaka has world-class areas: Snow Farm and Snow Park, Treble Cone and Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Enjoy a wine tour
of the vineyards situated between Wanaka and Cromwell, which is located off of Lake Dunstan in the valley of the Upper Clutha. An hour’s drive from Wanaka will bring you to Queenstown. Take a ride on the steamship, Earnslaw, across Lake Wakatipu to the Walter Peak Farm – a longstanding sheep and cattle station. The seaport of Dunedin – where the Caledonia Society of Otago’s annual Highland Games are held - can be reached by driving a little over three hours from Wanaka.
Holiday home accommodation can be viewed at the website of Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
. Click on Testimonials and you can read what others have to say about their stay in privately-owned accommodations. Whether your accommodation needs to be large enough for a group, or spacious enough for one or two people, there are vacation rental options - a condo rental in the heart of a town or condo rentals by an ocean or lake, chalet rentals in the mountains, cabins and cottages in the countryside, apartments, and villas. View the photos and read the details describing the vacation rentals.