Wanaka Events

Find out which events are on during your Wanaka stay

Cardrona Alpine Resort Ski Field – Opens

Cardrona Ski Field Wanaka, New Zealand

Are you coming to Wanaka for some winter ski or snowboarding? Find out about Cardrona’s opening dates first, or watch their latest video to see what’s in store for your Wanaka ski trip…

Treble Cone Ski Area – Opens

Treble Cone Ski Area Mt. Aspiring Road, Wanaka, New Zealand

Treble Cone, the largest ski area in NZ’s South Island, is famous for its long, uncrowded groomed runs, legendary off-piste terrain and unrivalled views over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps. For beginner skiers and snowboarders, Treble Cone's learner area […]

Challenge Wanaka Multi – 2023

Challenge Wanaka Multi returns on Saturday, 28 October 2023, featuring a kayak on the Matukituki River, a mountain bike and a trail run. The event will cater for individuals, 2 and 3 person teams and tandem teams. Tandem kayaks will […]

Wanaka Rodeo – 2024

Wanaka Rodeo Club Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka Rodeo has been running since 1963 and is held annually on 2nd January. Since 2011 the Wanaka Rodeo has been held at the permanent, purpose built grounds located on the outskirts of Albert Town. The arena, yards and viewing […]

Challenge Wanaka – 2024

Glendu Bay

Challenge Wanaka is an annual sporting event, held during the beautiful Wanaka Summers. The triathlon festival will utilise tranquil Glendhu Bay for the swim leg, which has far less prevailing wind than the previous course. The road from Glendhu Bay […]

Motatapu Race – off-road multi-sport event – 2024

Glendu Bay

The iconic Motatapu returns in 2022 on 5th March with four iconic races, the 47km Mountain Bike Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Marathon and 52.5km Ultra Run. Held on one epic day, it is your one chance a year to […]