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Wanaka Events

Wanaka boasts an impressive array of international and domestic events including an ironman distance triathlon, mountain bike races, multi-sport events, art, film or music festivals and an international air show.

There's a lot going on in Wanaka and you can combine these events with a stay at our luxury accommodation and activities for a true Wanaka Release.

Base yourself at one of our exclusive villas, holiday homes, apartments or lodges and add a special dimension to your next Wanaka event.

Challenge Wanaka

The world's most scenic iron distance triathlon (226km), set against the stunning lake and mountain backdrop of the Mount Aspiring National Park in New Zealand's South Island.

Warbirds Over Wanaka

The world-renowned Warbirds Over Wanaka is the largest warbird airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, and features a large contingent of historic and contemporary aircraft.

Festival of Colour

Experience six exciting days and nights of astounding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes in Wanaka.

Mountain Bike Races

Wanaka's varied and technical terrain is host to a number of well-established mountain bike races including the Contact Epic, the Skoda Motatapu and the Red Bull Defiance.

Snowsports Events

Wanaka is the venue for a number of action packed winter snowsports events including the Burton High 5's, the elite World Heli Challenge and of course the annual NZ Winter Games.

What our customers say

  • "I just wanted to say a special thank you for everything you have done to help our wedding and family time be so enjoyable and special. We all had such an amazing time at Horseshoe Bend (despite the rain) and no one wanted to go home! Thank you for helping things get set up and run so smoothly, you truly have made it so easy. Thank you for sharing in our excitement too!"

    Libby & Tom, New Zealand

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