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January 2021

The Ruby Swim – 2021

30 January @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Wanaka Wanaka, New Zealand

Swim in the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka during the Ruby Swim race. There are multiple distances and always a fun get together afterwards.

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February 2021

Challenge Wanaka – 2021

20 February - 21 February
Lake Front Wanaka, New Zealand

Challenge Wanaka is an annual sporting event, held during the beautiful Wanaka Summers. Challenge Wanaka offer both a full iron-distance event, as well as the half and team entries. Accommodation sells out fast during this exciting event, so be sure to book your Wanaka accommodation well in advance.

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March 2021

Motatapu Race – off-road multi-sport event – 2021

6 March
Glendu Bay

The iconic Motatapu returns in 2021 on 6th March with four iconic races, the 47km Mountain Bike Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Marathon and 51km Ultra Run. Held on one epic day, it is your one chance a year to experience the breathtaking high country terrain and traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations between Wanaka and Queenstown. It’s a bucket-list off-road event with challenging yet achievable courses, which attracts close to 4000 participants a year. The Motatapu is a…

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Wanaka A&P Show – 2021

12 March - 13 March
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 is something for everyone!

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April 2021

Festival of Colour – Arts Festival – 2021

12 April - 18 May

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 of music, theatre and dance performances and deservedly known as the ‘best little arts festival in New Zealand’.

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April 2022

Warbirds Over Wanaka – 2022

15 April 2022 - 18 April 2022
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!

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