Located in the stunning alps of New Zealand’s South Island, Wanaka is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and excellent ski resorts. From Wanaka you have access to two ski resorts, Treble Cone (25 mins) and Cardrona (35 mins), as well as amazing heli-skiing terrain. While being a quieter town compared to Queenstown, there is still a great range of restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets to keep you fed and entertained off the mountain.DOWNLOAD WANAKA INSIDER'S GUIDE
Wanaka AccommodationWhether you're looking for a hostel, hotel or apartment, there's something for you in Wanaka. Check out some of our favourites.
Ski PackagesWanaka is an ideal location for a winter ski holiday, with access to two ski resorts, Treble Cone (25 mins) and Cardrona (35 mins), amazing heli-skiing terrain and a great range of restaurants and bars.
day toursThere are plenty of ways to enjoy a day off the slopes in and around the stunning Wanaka township – from sightseeing to skydiving and epic distillery and brewery tours there's something for everyone. Check out some of our top recommendations below.
Wanaka DiningWanaka has a great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes. Check out some of our favourites.
How to get to
WanakaWanaka is located in New Zealand's South Island, just 1 hour from Queenstown Airport. You can hire a car or take a shuttle.
Wanaka Trail MapsFrom Wanaka you can access two resorts, Cardrona and Treble Cone, that both offer varying terrain, epic snow and stunning views. Find out more with out resort guides and trail maps.
Group ToursLooking to plan an overseas school tour to Wanaka? Let us do the organisation for you with our team of experienced school travel specialists.
Featured Wanaka Articles
Cardrona Announces New Lift and New Terrain for Winter 2025
Plenty of fun terrain in Soho Basin’s open bowls Mountainwatch | Press Release Wanaka, NZ, Dec 14, 2023: Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand is about to get a whole lot bigger. Cardrona Alpine Resort’s is officially addin [...]
2024 New Zealand Early Birds are here!
Now in the Northern hemisphere What a start to the season it’s been! With a number of resorts across Japan and North America already receiving record November snow fall: It’s never too early to start planning your Sout [...]
New Zealand Forecast – Tides Are Turning As We Say “Good Riddance” Northerlies, And “Kia Ora” Southerlies
Marginal early season conditions at The Remarkables today, but things are about to turn for the better with snow and cold air in the extended forecast. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Written early Monday 26thand valid to Thursd [...]
Grasshopper’s 2023 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – May Update
The Remarkables after an early season storm last year. Photo: NZ.com Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper La Nina-style weather has continued to plague New Zealand’s weather over the last several weeks, bringing warm northerlies tha [...]
Grasshopper’s 2023 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook
Mt Hutt, under an early season blanket of snow in 2021. Will pre-season climate drivers lead to early snow? Photo: NZSki.com Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The first snow has already fallen over New Zealand after a late March [...]
What to do on and off the snow in Wanaka, New Zealand.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite things to do in Wanaka to make your 2023 winter unforgettable. With such a diverse range of activities on and off the mountain, Wanaka has everything you need to ma [...]
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