Skiing & Snowboarding in Wanaka

Enjoy the best of skiing in New Zealand

Located in the spectacular Southern Alps of New Zealand, Wanaka is the perfect base to enjoy the best skiing in New Zealand. 

Three diverse ski areas - Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm all located within a 40-minute drive from the town centre, as well as access to the largest heli- ski terrain in the Southern Hemisphere.

With parks‚ pipes‚ wide open runs, challenging steeps, powder stashes and New Zealand's only cross country ski area, Wanaka is the ultimate snow experience for first-timer skiers through to seasoned pros.   

On this page you’ll find everything you need to start planning your trip to Wanaka today!
If it’s not here you can just ask our helpful team at the Visitor Centre via the “Get Help” button. 

Ski season opens June 10 and closes October 15 2017

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Mountain Info 

Check out all the latest information from the mountains - weekly recaps, snow reports and heli-ski conditions. 

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Cardrona Open Open
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Treble Cone Opens 22 June 2017 Closed
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Snow Farm Opens 24 June 2017 Closed
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Snow Farm
Heli-Skiing Opens June 2017 Closed
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Heli-Skiing

Plan Your Trip

Where to stay, how to get to the mountains, where to get ski passes and gear, plus everything else you need to know to plan your Wanaka winter holiday including other fun things you can do on the snow

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Flights to Wanaka

Getting to Wanaka is easy. 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.

How to get to Wanaka

Driving 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.

How to get to Wanaka

Explore the Region

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.

Explore Wanaka

  1. New Zealand
  2. Auckland 1 h 50 min
  3. Wellington 1 h 20 min
  4. Christchurch 55 min
  5. Queenstown Airport 1 h 4 min
  6. Australia
  7. Brisbane 3 h 50 min
  8. Gold Coast 3 h 30 min
  9. Sydney 3 h 15 min
  10. Melbourne 3 h 35 min
  11. Tokyo 10 h 30 min
  12. Los Angeles 12 h 5 min
  13. Beijing 16 h 10 min
  1. Mount Aspiring
    National Park
    54 min
  2. Christchurch 5 h 14 min
  3. Ashburton 3 h 56 min
  4. Geraldine 3 h 19 min
  5. Tekapo 2 h 17 min
  6. Mt Cook 2 h 6 min
  7. Twizel 1 h 39 min
  8. Omarama 1 h 21 min
  9. Franz Josef 3 h 32 min
  10. Fox Glacier 3 h 6 min
  11. Haast 1 h 43 min
  12. Cromwell 39 min
  13. Queenstown 1 h 4 min
  14. Milford Sound 4 h 34 min
  15. Te Anau 2 h 52 min
  16. Dunedin 2 h 52 min
  1. Mount Aspiring
    National Park
    54 min
  2. Coronet Peak
  3. The Remarkables
  4. Cardrona
  5. Treble Cone
  6. Snow Farm
  7. Heli Skiing
  8. Heli Skiing
  9. Makarora 50 min
  10. Lake Hawea 1 h 7 min
  11. Wanaka Airport 11 min
  12. Luggate 13 min
  13. Tarras 27 min
  14. Cromwell 39 min
  15. Arrowtown 53 min
  16. Queenstown 1 h 4 min
  17. Queenstown Airport 59 min
  18. Matukituki Valley 51 min
  19. Raspberry Creek 1 h 6 min

Ski Wanaka

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