The ultimate snow experience for first-time skiers and boarders through to seasoned pros
Located in the spectacular Southern Alps of New Zealand, Wanaka is the perfect base to enjoy the best skiing in New Zealand, with three diverse ski areas Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm all within a 40-minute drive from the town centre.
The 2019 ski season runs from June 1 to October 20
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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. And if it’s not here you can just ask our helpful team at the Visitor Centre via the “Get Help” button
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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.