The mountains are waiting
Getting to Wanaka is just the first part of your spectacular journey. By air, bus or self-drive, getting here is easy. Queenstown Airport is the gateway to the Wanaka region, and is a scenic 60-minute drive from Wanaka. There are regular daily flights from Australia, as well as multiple daily services from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
It’s a good idea to book ahead to make the most of your time here so check out accommodation, activities, skiing & snowboarding and dining options. Find everything you need to plan your trip to Wanaka - now all you have to do is choose!
Need more help? Then get in touch with the Wanaka i-SITE. The friendly local team is here to help answer all your enquiries and assist with bookings for your entire trip. Call 0508 292 628 or email [email protected]. You can also click the little blue icon in the bottom right corner of your screen to chat now!
Getting to Wanaka
Driving on the South Island roads of New Zealand is a great way to experience the region, with relatively quiet roads and some of the most amazing scenery right outside the window.
Major car and campervan hire companies are all located at Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports. There are also a number of rental car companies based in Wanaka.
Wanaka is unique and captivating; it inspires you to discover, and gives you the freedom to explore.
Located in the stunning alps of the South Island, New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty.
Getting to Wanaka is easy - click on your city to see how close you are to Wanaka. It’s a short, scenic 60-minute drive to Wanaka from the closest international airport, where you will find all major rental car companies and scheduled bus services that provide transport to Wanaka throughout the day.
Queenstown Airport is serviced daily from all major New Zealand airports as well as over 40 flights a week direct from Australia.