Albert Town

Albert Town, once a separate, sleepy small township, is now considered a suburb of Wanaka, only four minutes’ drive to the centre of town.  Quietly nestled at the confluence of the Clutha and Cardrona Rivers, this area is now closer to the centre of Wanaka than some of the newer suburbs.  Albert Town has its own amenities, making living here easy.  The Albert Town Tavern and convenience store are a focal point for locals, along with two cafes.  There are two childcare facilities which are extremely popular with the local families in the area.
 
Albert Town has excellent recreational opportunities right on its doorstep, ranging from cycling along the Clutha River, strolling up Mount Iron to take in the panoramic 360 degree views of the region, and longer trails along a network that connects you to Lake Wanaka, Hawea or Luggate.  Boat access close by to the Clutha River and Lake Wanaka are perfect for water sports and fishing.
 
A picturesque wetland reserve, made up of three heavily planted large ponds and surrounded by cycling/walking tracks, has been created in Riverside Park. This area is already home to numerous fauna and flora with a few local sculptures tastefully arranged around the water’s edge. The wetlands provide an interesting excursion for young children to feed the birdlife, and a place to relax and take in the scenery. There is a substantial reserve of Kanuka along an escarpment, which not only provides a habitat for birds but also has walking and cycling trails connecting to Mt Iron and into Albert Town/Clutha River.  

For more information and amazing imagery, go to either www.riversidepark.co.nz or www.lakewanaka.co.nz