About Wanaka

Visitors from around the world are drawn to Wanaka for its outstanding beauty, friendly locals and proximity to world class mountains. Only 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown this vibrant small town has it all – stylish boutiques, thriving food & drink scene and a great range of accommodation to choose from.

Wanaka is home to two ski areas, Treble Cone and Cardrona. Treble Cone holds some impressive titles; it is the largest ski area in the South Island and boasts the longest vertical rise. Treble Cone’s longest run is a thigh burning 4km! With uncrowded groomed runs and challenging off-piste skiing, there is a lot to love about Treble Cone. The Snow Play area was new for 2017 and acts a great base for families heading up the slopes for the first time.

Cardrona is known for its consistent snow conditions thanks to its higher altitude and easterly-facing basins. With wide open slopes & plenty of space for everyone, Cardrona is considered by many to be a learner’s paradise. From the longest beginner trail in NZ, at 3.6km, to the only ski-field gondola cabins in New Zealand, even beginners can feel like a rock star on their very first day.

Cardrona features the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, with
4 different parks that cater for all levels
of skier or rider including 2 halfpipes, a big air, world cup slopestyle course & a gravity cross course! Whether you want to stop & watch the action from the side-lines or get involved yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Known for:

  • Town charm
  • Challenging terrain
  • Terrain Parks

Cardrona                                                                  Treble Cone

Season 11 June - 9 October 2017 Season 23 June - 2 October 2017
Average Snowfall 2m Average Snowfall 1.5m
Elevation 1,860m Elevation 2,088m
Vertical Drop 600m Vertical Drop 700m
Ski Area 853 acres Ski Area 1,359 acres
Lifts 8 Lifts 3
Terrain Park 4 + 2 halfpipes and a Gravity Cross Course Terrain Park Kids Park
Driving Distance 35 mins from Wanaka Driving Distance 30 mins from Wanaka

 

Wanaka Ski Packages

To learn more about skiing or snowboarding in Wanaka request a quote below or call to chat to one of our knowledgeable consultants. We can help your plan and tailor a Wanaka ski vacation package to suit your budget and preferences. From flights to transfers, non-ski activities and lift tickets, we've got you covered.

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How to get there

Fly

The closest airport is Queenstown (ZQN); direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Flight time is approximately 3 hours.

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Drive

The town centre is located 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. Car hire pick up is available at the airport; other options include pre-ordered transfers or airport taxi.

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Inter-resort

Transfer and bus options are available between Wanaka and Queenstown, including all ski resorts.

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Non-ski activities

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