Set in Central Otago in the middle of the Southern Alps, Wanaka is a lake-side resort town that offers amenities. Situated between Lake Wanaka and the Clutha River, Wanaka is an ideal spot for property investment. Once a booming gold-mining town, Wanaka has a reputation as being the quieter, more relaxed sibling of the sometimes frantic Queenstown.
Though small-scale, Wanaka is home to a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit any lifestyle. Other entertainment options include a bohemian cinema in the form of Paradiso Cinema, with its unique seating opportunities; Puzzle World, perplexing to the senses and fun for all ages; and the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, home to a large collection of vintage WWII aircraft. For wine-lovers, there also a number of excellent vineyards and wineries in the area.
Wanaka’s excitement is not limited to summer. Annual festivals include Warbirds over Wanaka, a fantastic air show every other Easter; Wanakafest, and NZ Freeski Open. Summer or winter, there are also limitless chances to enjoy Wanaka’s beautiful outdoor setting. In summertime, it’s possible to mountain bike, hike, mountaineer or climb in Mt. Aspiring Park or in other nearby hills. The more adventurous can sky dive or paraglide, in addition to the usual lakeside activities of fishing, jet-boating and watersports. Wanaka is also an ideal starting point for attempts to scale Mount Aspiring.
In winter-time, Wanaka plays host to nearby Treble Cone, Cardrona, SnowPark and Snow Farm ski fields. High ski season ranges from July to September, but can extend to later in the year, depending on snow base. Each ski field caters to both beginners and advanced skiers, families and singles.
Parties interested in buying property in Wanaka may be eligible for finance. Please contact us, as we can supply finance for property in Wanaka.
Mary has also helped many Ex Pat New Zealanders returning to New Zealand after COVID 19 outbreak.
Mary has many happy clients.
Mary O’Brien established New Zealand Mortgage Solutions in Australia in 2006. Her initial aim was to assist New Zealanders and immigrants to bring their deposit and stamp duty/set-up costs into Australia to purchase their Australian house. Since then she has helped numerous Australian and international residents to invest in New Zealand by obtaining finance for them from a selection of 21 New Zealand banks financial institutions. Her clients have ranged from first home buyers, ex-pat Kiwis purchasing in NZ, first investment property buyers and people planning their long term New Zealand retirement location, to those diversifying their investment portfolio, lifestyle purchasers and commercial property investors, as well as those refinancing existing New Zealand mortgages for a better rate, bank or home improvements to their NZ properties.
Mary is New Zealand-born and was a Finance Specialist in Auckland with her own New Zealand company, Professional Investments Limited. This was formed in 1999, four years before she moved to Sydney, Australia. She continues to work with her New Zealand, Australian and worldwide clients. Mary has her own Australian finance broking company Downunder Mortgages Pty Ltd and Southern Cross Professional Investments Pty Ltd. She has been accredited with 35 Australian lenders since 2003.
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