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December 2021

Rhythm and Alps – 2021

29 December - 31 December
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.

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January 2022

Wanaka Rodeo – 2022

2 January 2022
Wanaka Rodeo Club Wanaka, New Zealand

Be sure to dress for the occasion when you join the Wanaka Rodeo!

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The Big Easy – “Highest Mountain Marathon in New Zealand”

22 January 2022
Cardrona Valley Wanaka, New Zealand

But it's not all downhill, with a reasonably hard climb at Sally's Pinch and some quite challenging rutty and rocky downhill bits but the views are more than worth it and the sense of accomplishment at the end will make it all worthwhile.  

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The Ruby Swim – 2022

29 January 2022 @ 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 2022

Challenge Wanaka – 2022

19 February 2022
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 to the bottom of Treble Cone Ski Field will be lapped, making for a safe and secure road ride without the dangers of traffic. The breath-taking Bike Glendhu Bike Park will host the run-up its scenic and pristine tracks. And…

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March 2022

Motatapu Race – off-road multi-sport event – 2022

5 March 2022
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 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 – 2022

11 March 2022 - 12 March 2022
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 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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April 2023

Wheels at Wanaka – 2023

7 April 2023 - 9 April 2023
Three Parks Wanaka, Sir Tim Wallis Drive, Three Parks, Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka 9382 Wanaka, New Zealand 9305

Wheels at Wanaka is a biennial event, it is a history-in-motion show which includes a vintage fair of steam, traction & stationary engines, tractors & farming heritage, cars, motorcycles and trucks - vintage, classics and exotics, earthmovers and heavy machinery. Buzzing with energy, Wheels at Wanaka is huge! There's nothing like it in Australasia.

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