Travel & Accommodation

Travel by Air

Auckland International Airport to Queenstown Airport – 2 hours
Christchurch International Airport
to Queenstown Airport – 1 hour
Queenstown Airport to Wanaka (by road) – 1 hour
Shuttle buses and rental cars available from both airports

Travel by Bus

Ritchies (formerly Alpine Connexions) – from Dunedin and Queenstown
Atomic Shuttles – from Christchurch, Dunedin, West Coast and Queenstown

Travel by Road

Christchurch – 5 hours
Dunedin – 3.5 hours



Lake Wanaka has a huge variety of accommodation to suit every budget, from backpackers to luxury lodges.
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Explore Wanaka

Lake Wanaka Tourism

Lake Wanaka Tourism provides all the information you need to make your stay in Wanaka the best for you, your friends and family.  Whether that is some of the extreme activities offered or just soaking up the alpine scenery after your race, visit their website to see what’s on offer or drop by the i-SITE visitor centre at the corner of Ardmore and Helwick Streets.

You can also find more things to do and see in the  KAYAK Wanaka Travel Guide