Wanaka Artisan Markets - Market Series Summer 2020

Fancy a 1-day road trip to Wanaka this summer? 

Then you should definitely time it to coincide with the Wanaka Artisan Markets.  They are a wonderful creative reflection of the locals that live in this truly remarkable slice of paradise.

You’ll find a really diverse range of products on offer, and uniquely kiwi.   Artists and woodturners share the green with homemade soap makers and designer knitwear stalls.   There are a number of diverse and creative jewelers and potters offering a modern spin on traditional themed jewelry and kitchenware.  Gifts that are ‘one of a kind’ can be found at every stand!  Photography, artwork, and booksellers…  you’ll find it all here!

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And don’t forget your appetite because the locals have you covered from their kitchens – organic homegrown produce, lovingly transformed into jams and spreads, cheeses, and salamis!  Wine and elderflower cordial – meticulously cultivated, harvested, and re-engineered for your drinking pleasure!  Pâtissiers and bakers will keep your sweet tooth satisfied and for the healthier few amongst you, foraged nuts can be bought – from our forests to your table!

The only hiccup to all this excitement is that the Artisan markets are only open on Thursdays from 12 to 4 pm.  In summer you’ll find them next to the dinosaur park on the waterfront sharing the passion with the Arts & Crafts Market stalls.  In winter, you’ll find them between the Wanaka Speights Ale House and Bullock Creek, where the more seasonal produce can be found.

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Getting There is Easy. 

Pop into our reception for a map and directions, but the road is well signposted.  Just allow enough driving time (1hr20 + photo stops).  And please, watch your following distances and drive safely.

Come out our driveway onto the main road and follow this road (SH6a), all the way past Arrowtown.  Just keep heading straight!.  After Arrow Junction, and at the foothills of the Crown Range, you will see the turnoff to Wanaka on your left!  This is the Crown Range, an alpine pass.  Drive to the speed limit and be careful.  This road will take you all the way to Wanaka.

And of course, stop in at the Cardrona Hotel pub on your way back to us!

Happy exploring!