About The Wanaka Watersports Facility
The Wanaka Watersports Facility (WWSF) is a community project, with charitable status, to provide a lake shore base for watersports. The facility will enable the foundation clubs (and others) to encourage local and visitor participation, young and old, to utilise Wanaka’s unique recreational asset, the lake.
The initial Watersports groups involved in this project are the Kayak, Multi-sport, Rowing and Swimming Clubs. The project is supported by the local Council. The building will be accessible by the disabled community as we have adopted a “no-exceptions” policy for recreational access to the lake.
The facility will provide storage of rowing sculls and kayaks, a changing and shower area for swimmers and other users, and an erg room for members of Watersports clubs.
The building will not provide areas for social activities. On the external west wall there will be 2 public toilets and bike racks.
The WWSF will be located on the lake front at the western end of Roys Bay. This positioning on the lake front will provide easy and direct access to the lake for disabled users, rowers and swimmers.
The building will be clad in materials sympathetic to the landscape chosen to limit visual and environmental impacts.
Levels of charges for use of the facility will be set by the Board of Trustees when final costs and operational expenses have been established.
A video animation of the proposed Wanaka Watersports Facility by architect Alistair Madill.