Wanaka, located on New Zealand’s South Island is a small town set on the picturesque Lake Wanaka, an hour drive from Queenstown International Airport. Wanaka is an excellent base for snow enthusiasts wanting to ski Cardrona and Treble Cone.

At a Glance

Terrain Area

895ha Total



Mt. Vertical






Food & Bars



Wanaka has a range of accommodation options including luxury lodges, high-end apartments, motels, hotels and b&b’s. Most of the lodging is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and cafes. There are a number of shuttle services that run from downtown or from your accommodation.

Skiing & Boarding

Wanaka has two great ski resorts within a short drive from town - Cardrona and Treble Cone. Cardrona is a family favourite for its wide open runs, plenty of intermediate terrain and childcare facilities. If you like to ride park and pipes then Cardrona has you covered with some of the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also a great beginners mountain with their newly installed ‘Chondola’. Treble Cone is NZ’s largest ski area on the South Island with 550 ha of skiable terrain and is the perfect resort for advanced riders with some fun side country and backcountry options. It also has one of the best views from any ski resort in the world.


Wanaka has over 750km of trails to explore for walking, biking, and hiking. Mt Aspire National Park is also nearby with glaciers, waterfalls and rivers. Why not take a helicopter glacier tour! Seeking an adrenaline rush? Then there is skydiving, via ferrata, off road tours, canyoning and more. And if you are after something a bit more relaxing then there are world class vineyards, boutique breweries and distilleries.

Getting There & Around

Wanaka is located 60 minutes from Queenstown airport and is easily accessible from Australia, with direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Coolangatta as well as daily flights from New Zealand’s main airports.

How Far

Queenstown Airport 62km

1hr Drive

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Hotels in Wanaka

Cardrona Apartments

Cardrona Alpine Apartments are located on-mountain with a one minute walk to the lifts and are self catering with kitchen facilities in each accommodation option. There are newly refurbished Studio, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom apartments, some with in room washer/dryer. On site restaurant, Apres ski every night of the season and drying room facilities.

Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort

Distinction Wanaka is nestled in a quiet Lake Wanaka location and enjoys wonderful mountain and lake views. The resort offers stylish, self-contained apartments all with private balconies. Onsite 2 swimming pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, parking, games room BBQ area and free Wi-Fi.

Edgewater Wanaka

Edgewater is situated on ten acres of land, right on the edge of Lake Wanaka and is only one hour from Queenstown. Accomodation ranges from Hotel Rooms to One and Two Bedroom Apartments which are sure to meet all your holiday accommodation needs. Onsite restaurant, day spa, parking and free Wi-Fi.

Maple Lodge Wanaka

Located in the beautiful alpine resort of Lake Wanaka, Maple Lodge B&B invites guest to taste the Kiwi way of life, in stype. Situated in the countryside, just a 5 minute drive to town, the purpose-built accommodation lodge offers guests a luxurious home away from home.

Wanaka Luxury Apartments

Wanaka Luxury Apartments offer sweeping mountain views and a short stroll to the lake, shops and restaurants; 29 luxury apartments provide a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units featuring an open fire. Onsite pool, heated spa.

Whare Kea Lodge

With timeless interior styling, the lodge is positioned to bask in the stunning vistas and the sun. Designed for relaxation, and with plenty of space, the lodge accommodates up to 12 guests. Onsite Helipad on front lawn, direct access to lakeside tracks, fully equipped kitchen, billiards & games room with piano & guitar for guest’s use, outdoor hot tub, large combined dining and lounge spaces with guest bar and open fireplace, ski storage & drying facilities.

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