Everything you need to know to plan your ski holiday
See below for a step by step guide to make booking your next winter holiday as easy as possible.
There's also some great ski packages to Wanaka including accommodation, passes, lessons and rental cars. These can even be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Where should I ski? Do you want to do cross country skiing or downhill skiing, are you a beginner or expert? For cross country and snow play try Snow Farm, Cardrona is great for beginners and intermediate skiers while Treble Cone caters for advanced skiers. All intermediate skiers should give heli skiing and Soho Basin a go!
Fly or Drive?
The closest airport to Wanaka with daily scheduled flights from other New Zealand destinations is Queenstown Airport. Check out their flight schedule and then choose either a shuttle bus, a rental vehicle or take the easy option and enjoy a private shuttle to Wanaka. Either way the 60 minute drive to Wanaka is stunning.
If you want to drive to Wanaka then make your ski holiday part of a road trip through some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery.
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.
Getting to Wanaka is easy - click on your city to see how close you are to Wanaka. 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.