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The Wānaka region is well serviced by a number of bus companies which connect Wānaka to Queenstown, Te Anau, Christchurch, Dunedin, and the West Coast including Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Use the information below to help plan your trip to Wānaka.

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Bus Services to and from Wānaka

  • Wānaka to Queenstown Airport

    Daily Ritchies services depart daily from the Wānaka Lakefront at 8am and 1:05pm, arriving at Queenstown Airport at 9:50am and 2:10pm.

  • Queenstown Airport to Wānaka

    Daily Ritchies services depart daily from Queenstown Airport at 11:45am and 4:55pm, arriving at the Wānaka Lakefront at 12:55pm and 6:50pm.

  • Wānaka to Queenstown CBD

    Daily Ritchies services depart daily from the Wānaka Lakefront at 8am and 1:05pm, arriving at Queenstown CBD at 10:10am and 2:30pm.

  • Queenstown CBD to Wānaka

    Daily Ritchies services depart daily from Queenstown CBD at 11:30am and 4:40pm, arriving at the Wānaka Lakefront at 12:55pm and 6:50pm.

  • Wānaka to Dunedin

    Daily Ritchies service leaves the Wānaka Lakefront at 8am and connects with Intercity service in Cromwell, arriving in Dunedin at 12.25pm.

  • Wānaka to Christchurch and the West Coast

    Intercity runs bus services between Wānaka and various destinations. Check their timetable for information.

  • Booking a bus to and from Wānaka

    You can book online or email the i-SITE Visitor Centre and they will book a bus for you as well as help you with any other questions you might have. Phone them now at 03 443 1233.

Driving to Wānaka

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 Wānaka.

Driving To Wānaka
Explore Region

The Wānaka region is home to six distinct areas; Wānaka and Albert Town, Lake Hāwea, Makarora, Matukituki Valley, Cardrona, Wānaka Airport & Luggate. Wander outside of Wānaka town to discover something new.

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Flights to Wānaka

Wānaka is a 60 minute drive from Queenstown Airport over the Crown Range Road or via the Kawarau Gorge – both stunning drives. There are two other airports in close proximity: Dunedin and Christchurch.

Wānaka also has its own airport for scenic and charter flights and you can fly daily with Sounds Air direct to Christchurch from here.

Flights to Wānaka
Driving to Wānaka

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 Wānaka.

Driving To Wānaka
Explore Region

The Wānaka region is home to six distinct areas; Wānaka and Albert Town, Lake Hāwea, Makarora, Matukituki Valley, Cardrona, Wānaka Airport & Luggate. Wander outside of Wānaka town to discover something new.

Discover the Regions
Flights to Wānaka

Wānaka is a 60 minute drive from Queenstown Airport over the Crown Range Road or via the Kawarau Gorge – both stunning drives. There are two other airports in close proximity: Dunedin and Christchurch.

Wānaka also has its own airport for scenic and charter flights and you can fly daily with Sounds Air direct to Christchurch from here.

Flights to Wānaka
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