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WORLD HELI CHALLENGE
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE
The World Heli Challenge is one of the most remarkable free ski and freeride events on the international event calendar. Next on July - Aug 2014
Image: Skiier competing in Heli Challenge
Rippon Open Air Festival 2014
Rippon Open Air Festival 2014
The most stunning venue for an open air concert celebrating contemporary Kiwi music in New Zealand. Next on Feb 2016
Image: Rippon Festival
CHALLENGE WANAKA
CHALLENGE WANAKA
Competitor's swim start at annual Challenge Wanaka - one of the world's most scenic triathlons. Next on 22 Feb 2015
Image: Challenge Wanaka
WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA
WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA
Spectacular sight of a Mustang from the biennial Warbirds over Wanaka - one of the top 4 airshows in the world. Next on 18 - 20 April 2014
Image: Warbirds Over Wanaka, Ian Brodie ianbrodiephoto.net
FESTIVAL OF COLOUR
FESTIVAL OF COLOUR
Crowds enthralled by street performers at the biennial Festival of Colour. Next April 2015
Image: Festival of Colour
CONTACT EPIC
CONTACT EPIC
The ultimate mountain bike challenge for endurance athletes and people with a sense of adventure. Next on 26 April 2014
Image: Riders crossing the Hunter River
WANAKA A & P SHOW
WANAKA A & P SHOW
The Wanaka A & P Show is the second largest agricultural and pastoral show in the South Island. Next on March 2015
Image: The Topp Twins leading the Grand Parade

 

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Lake Wanaka Education

The name Wanaka has been interpreted as the southern version of "wananga" which refers to ancient Maori schools of learning. In these schools tohunga (men of learning) would be taught whakapapa (genealogies) which stretched back to over a hundred generations which they would be required to commit to memory.

Today Wanaka is still "a place learning" with schools for language, flight training, ski and snowboard instructing, outdoor pursuits and the arts.

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  • Rookies Academy Snowboard Instructors Course

    Instructor Training (3)

    Practical, high quality instructor courses that equip you with a complete range of technical and teaching skills for your future career.
  • Students at Lake Wanaka

    Language Schools (1)

    Lake Wanaka offers a world class English language education system and we welcome students from other countries. There is a great cultural diversity and a marked degree of social stability. The landscape and natural heritage are some of the most beautiful anywhere.
  • Learn to fly in Wanaka

    Learn to Fly (6)

    Lake Wanaka offers some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand with very stable weather conditions, ideal for training. Close to Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland the environment enables students to learn in a variety of conditions and terrain.
 

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