Wanaka Ambassador

“If you think the scenery and landscapes are amazing, wait ‘til you meet the people!”

Join us on Wanaka Ambassador to explore the stories of early history, amazing explorers, business pioneers and entrepreneurs who have shaped Wanaka from it’s days as ‘Oanaka’ and ‘Wananga’, through to present day. Immerse into the history and legends of Wanaka from early alpine maori through to the first settlers and high country runholders, the amazing stories of pioneers in deer recovery, tourism, iconic businesses and the amazing entrepreneurs of events, sport, wine, arts, snowsports and culture. Experience stories of the fascinating growth of Wanaka right up to present day. Be part of Wanaka’s success now and into the future by contributing to it’s legacy – become a Wanaka Ambassador.

You will explore tools to authentically engage with international visitors as well as all New Zealanders in a meaningful and memorable way, and gain a quiver of amazing stories of the region to connect with and share.

Earn your Black Diamond Ambassador badge and make a difference in contributing to a world class legacy.

Wanaka Ambassador is endorsed by Ignite Wanaka – Wanaka Chamber of Commerce, Lake Wanaka Tourism, Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Ambassador industry advocacy group.

Join in on scheduled dates or contact us for a bespoke Ambassador course for your team / business (minimum numbers apply).The programme is delivered by local facilitators and costs $40 + GST per person.

Course Outcomes

People

It’s the small things that create the best visitor experiences. The programme will build on customer experience skills to focus on creating genuine connections with visitors old and new.

Place

Be proud of the Wanaka region and share this with visitors. It’s important to take ownership of the region by understanding and respecting the history and developing local area knowledge.

Culture

Learn the intricacies of different cultures. Build strong cultural knowledge of Wanaka’s key markets to authentically connect with visitors and leave a lasting impression.

Future

Tourism is a rapidly growing industry; this programme inspires participants to grow their business by providing tools to ensure a positive and memorable customer experience.