The ultimate snow experience for first-time skiers and boarders through to seasoned pros
Located in the spectacular Southern Alps of New Zealand, Wānaka 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 ski season runs from mid June to mid October in Wānaka.
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Where to stay, how to get to the mountains, where to get ski passes and gear, ski packages plus everything else you need to know to plan your Wānaka 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 “Messenger” button below.
Explore the Region
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.
Wānaka 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 Wānaka region by its outstanding beauty.
Getting to Wānaka is easy - click on your city to see how close you are to Wānaka. It’s a short, scenic 60-minute drive to Wānaka from the closest international airport, where you will find all major rental car companies and scheduled bus services that provide transport to Wānaka throughout the day.