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August 2020

Winter Games NZ – 2020

21 August 2020 - 5 September 2020
Various Venues Wanaka, New Zealand
Free

The Winter Games New Zealand are one of the world’s top winter sports competitions and the only one in the southern hemisphere. They're also New Zealand’s largest recurring sports event.Free to watch, this is your chance to see the world’s best compete for glory in freeskiing, snowboarding, alpine ski racing, cross-country skiing and curling. Then enjoy our on-mountain WGNZ music festival featuring some of NZ’s top live bands and DJs. Join us for a uniquely Kiwi experience that athletes, coaches,…

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October 2020

Art Exhibition & Sale

23 October 2020 - 26 October 2020
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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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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May 2021

Southern Lakes Half Marathon & 10km Run 2021

1 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cardrona Valley Wanaka, New Zealand

The Southern Lakes Half Marathon on Saturday, 1 May 2021 is an annual event starting just below the Cardrona Ski Field entrance and finishing at Pembroke Park in the middle of town. The half marathon course goes down the Cardrona Valley starting from just below the Cardorna Ski Field entrance (parking will be in adjacent field) finishing on Pembroke Park in the middle of town. The 10km course also starts on Cardrona Valley Rd with a straight run home to…

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June 2021

Cardrona Alpine Resort – Ski Field – Opens

12 June - 17 October
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...

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NZ Mountain Film Festival – 2021

25 June - 3 July
Various Venues Wanaka, New Zealand

Be sure to book your tickets for the NZ Mountain Film Festival this year - there is a great selection of films to choose from. Here's a short video to give you an idea of what's to come...

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Treble Cone – Ski Field – Opens

26 June - 26 September
Treble Cone Ski Field Wanaka, New Zealand

Plan your Wanaka winter holiday around the opening dates of Treble Cone ski field if you're looking to spend some time up the mountain.

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July 2021

Matariki – 2021

24 July @ 4:00 pm
Wanaka Lake Front

Matariki is the Maori New Year and represents a time of renewal, a time to begin preparations for new crops as the days begin to grow longer. It’s a time of sharing, casting away of old problems and moving ahead with a fresh outlook. It is often celebrated with a feast. This is a great free (koha is asked for the hangi) family event to warm up a cold winter night.

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September 2021

Merino Muster – New Zealand’s X-Country Ski Marathon

4 September
Snow Farm Wanaka, New Zealand

The Merino Muster is New Zealand's XC ski marathon, held since 1995. Skied across the stunning Pisa Range ski area at Snow Farm, it draws participants ranging from professional athletes to family groups. It is also an ideal introduction to the WorldLoppet series. Choose your CHALLENGE! The Straggle Muster A 7 km loop contained within Snow Farm's main bowl area. This event is designed for young or novice skiers, and family groups. The event typically takes skiers between 30 to…

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October 2021

Deans Bank – Bike Wanaka 10hr

24 October

10th year of DEANS BANK!!!! Bike Wānaka heralds the start of the bike season this Labour Weekend with the 10 Hour at Deans Bank. Race on the purpose built 11kmish loop track in a team of up to 5, race it solo or if you fancy a sleep in, ride the solo 5 hour race.

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