1 June to 31 August
Average temperature 10°C
Winter arrives in early June with colder temperatures - it's a spectacular season when the mountains are transformed by the first snowfalls.
Without doubt, Wānaka is the best place to enjoy everything that winter has to offer. Four ski fields with cross country skiing, tubing, tobogganing, fat-biking, dog sledding, ice driving and even snow shoeing.
You don’t need to be a winter sports fan to enjoy Wānaka in winter, as plenty of activities operate all year-round.
When night falls, just put on a warm coat and get out and enjoy some of the après ski scene with plenty of local beers, wines and spirits to sample.
What to wear in winter:
Winter foods to enjoy: