Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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.

Challenge Wanaka is proud to work with Goodstays Wanaka who in support of the event are providing special deals for Challenge athletes for 2019.  Please contact them directly to book.

Goodstays Wanaka

We offer holiday homes and apartments in the heart of Wanaka, covering a range of budgets and options from a fully furnished luxury apartment to cosy family homes for an extended stay in the region. Goodstays Wanaka has the portfolio and experience to help you find the right solution for your Challenge Wanaka experience. Contact Goodstays via email [email protected] quoting GOODCHALLENGE to receive a 10% discount on all stays for athletes and supporters over the Challenge weekend.

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.