Wanaka Events

Find out which events are on during your Wanaka stay

Rhythm and Alps – 2022

Cardrona Valley Wanaka, New Zealand

Are you a music lover and festival goer? You’ll need to visit Wanaka during Rhythm and Alps music festival – it’s a blast.

Ripe Wānaka Food & Wine Festival

Ripe Wānaka is full of passion and energy only for the best wine and food of our region and our country – backed by a deep respect, appreciation and knowledge for the industry. Wānaka resident Nathan White, who admittedly has […]

Festival of Colour – Arts Festival – 2023

The Festival of Colour is the flagship arts event for the region. With seven successful festivals under our belt, we are still fresh and stylish and punch well above our weight. We have established our track record with sell-out seasons […]

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 […]

87th Wanaka A&P Show – 2024

Lake Front Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka A&P Show is one of the largest South Island agricultural shows. If you’re heading to Wanaka for a holiday, be sure to set aside some time to take the whole family to the Wanaka A&P Show – there […]

Warbirds Over Wanaka – 2024

Wanaka Airport Lloyd Dunn Ave, SH6 Wanaka, Otago 9305 New Zealand

Experience aviation history from the early 1900’s at Warbirds Over Wanaka, an international airshow that’s not to be missed!