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October 2020

Art Exhibition & Sale

23 October - 26 October
The Lake Wanaka Centre, 80 Ardmore Street
Wanaka, Otago 9305 New Zealand

This Labour Weekend art exhibition is packed with local contemporary art for sale, live music, an art auction, gift shop and artist discussions. Not to be missed! The Lake Wanaka Centre will be filled with contemporary local art for sale over the Labour Weekend 2020. The special section theme for this event is 'Pacifica'. Sculptures, jewellery, paintings, prints, woodwork, creative fibre and more will be on display during this 3-day event. The opening night will feature live music, drinks and…

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December 2020

Rhythm and Alps – 2020

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 2021

Wanaka Rodeo – 2021

2 January 2021
Wanaka Rodeo Club Wanaka, New Zealand

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

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The Ruby Swim – 2021

30 January 2021 @ 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 2021 - 21 February 2021
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

Wanaka A&P Show – 2021

12 March 2021 - 13 March 2021
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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Motatapu Race – off-road multi-sport event – 2021

13 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Glendu Bay

The Motatapu race offers adventours challenges for all. There is a triathlon, mountain bike race, an ultra marathon as well as a walk and running event. Start training today, and register to compete as soon as registration opens.

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April 2021

Festival of Colour – Arts Festival – 2021

12 April 2021 - 18 May 2021

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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