Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, so we couldn’t be more grateful to have the support of these incredible organisations.

Click through to hear about each of our key partners and supporters and learn about the role they play in Love Wānaka’s success.


Lake Wānaka Tourism

Love Wānaka was the first project to come to life from our region’s newly adopted Destination Management Plan – Travel to a Thriving Future. 

The DMP is led by Destination Southern Lakes, and is delivered in partnership with Lake Wānaka Tourism and Destination Queenstown.

As our delivery partner, Lake Wānaka Tourism helps us connect with our local business community and our visitor audience, champions the initiative across their platforms, and provides the operational funding we need to do what we do best.




Wakatipu Community Foundation

Love Wānaka and Love Queenstown (our joint initiative over the hill) are delivered in partnership with the Wakatipu Community Foundation – a donor driven charitable trust that supports localised philanthropy in our region. The Foundation was integral to the development of Love Wānaka and Love Queenstown, and continues to support us in an advisory capacity.

A portion of all funds raised are invested into an endowment fund with support from WCF – ensuring Love Wānaka creates long-term, substantial funding opportunities into the future. 

Wakatipu Community Foundation is a registered charity in New Zealand (CC55258)

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Lake Wānaka iSite

The iSite plays a pivotal role in connecting visitors to our place and is Love Wānaka’s key in-destination visitor touchpoint.

Pop into the iSite next time you’re in Wānaka for all the latest on what’s on, how and where you can lend a hand, or to grab your Love Wānaka merch (all for a good cause, of course).

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Queenstown Airport

As the gateway to the Southern Lakes region, the Queenstown airport plays a key role in connecting people to our place. The Airport have been with us from day one, sharing the message of regenerative travel and introducing their guests to the Love Wānaka and Love Queenstown initiatives.

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Business Supporters

A huge thank you to all of the businesses, big and small, who support Love Wānaka and our mission of a thriving, regenerative future for our environment.

Edgewater Hotel, New Zealand Photography Workshops, Whare Kea Lodge, Federal Diner, GOOD Travel, WanaHaka, Wānaka Lavender Farm, Wānaka Wine Tours, Discover Wānaka, Paloma Taqueria, Drink Sidetracks, Rhyme and Reason Brewery, Red Star Burgers, WellBean Café, The Alpine Group, The Cardrona, General Service, Rhythm and Alps, Copper Beach Lodge, Wānaka Top 10 Holiday Park, PE Nation, Mountainwatch Travel, Southern Lakes Heliski, Untouched World, and Roam Clothing



View overlooking a lake at a vineyard.