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Challenge Wanaka Triathlon

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.

Described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit, Challenge Wanaka’s terrain, remoteness and honesty of the course makes it one of the most memorable. Athletes from around the world come to Wanaka every year to test themselves over 226k of swimming, biking and running through Wanaka’s stunning surrounds.

Combined with triathlon events of shorter lengths for everyone from professional to local youngsters, Challenge weekend is a celebration of human endurance. Combine racing or supporting friends or family accepting the Challenge Wanaka challenge with superior accommodation and your choice of carefully selected local experiences and adventure activities.

What our customers say

  • "What a truly magical place! 16 Thompson's spent a week here over New Year 2016/17, to celebrate our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday. We found everything we could ever want and more. An idyllic place, surrounded by nature, style and relaxed luxury. No one wanted to leave! Thank you for everything and sharing this magnificent property and thanks to your team for a very warm welcome and looking after us along the way." "Thankyou for sharing your magnificent house for our family celebrations and holiday. I like swimming in your pool and spa. See you next time - Neve Thompson, 7 years old" "Thank you NZ, thank you for having us - Esta, 5 years old"

    Pat, Loyd, Neve & Esta, Australia

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