Clustered within the compact town centre, Wanaka's shops are easily accessible.
Outdoor equipment and clothing stores cater to the needs of families on holiday, seasonal snow hounds and all those who come to Wanaka to enjoy the outdoors. Funky street-wear stores stand alongside classic high-country clothing shops.
Art galleries showcase New Zealand-wide work and an artisan's co-operative sells the work of local craftspeople. A number of potters and woodworkers have studios a short drive from the township.
A modern supermarket and a well-stocked organic shop offer quality local and international produce. Advice on the best local wines and ales can be found at Wanaka's bottle stores.