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 three resorts, Treble Cone (25 mins), Cardrona (35 mins) and New Zealand’s only Cross Country Ski area Snow Farm (40mins), 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.
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 PackagesFully customisable Wanaka packages including accommodation, flights, lift passes, lessons and more.
day toursHere are some great ways to enjoy a day off the slopes in and around stunning Wanaka.
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 three different resorts that all offer something different. 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.
MTB ToursWhether you're after a downhill adventure, memorable family holiday or ready to experience one of New Zealand’s Great Rides? There's an adventure waiting for you near Wanaka
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