Before Wanaka was a busy town it started modern life in the mid-1800s as a sheep station. In 1867 the world’s first sheep dog trials were held in Wanaka. Wanaka Station was a vast sheep station extending from the head of Lake Wanaka all the way to Cardrona Valley. This is one of the Redwoods that were in the area. It’s huge and awesome. These can grow to 120m tall and grow from a good few hundred years to a couple of thousand years old. This is situated in Wanaka Station Park at Roys Bay, just up from the walking path.