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 New Zealand’s best-kept secret and private ski area Soho Basin and the largest heli- ski terrain in the Southern Hemisphere.
The 2019 ski season runs from mid June to mid October.
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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 including ski packages
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Explore the Region
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.
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.