Wanaka Events

Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

08 Mar 2019 – 09 Mar 2019

Wanaka A&P Show – one of the South Island’s largest and most popular agricultural and pastoral shows set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Bringing town and country together over two days and jam-packed with entertainment!

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Motatapu

Motatapu

09 Mar 2019 – 10 Mar 2019

The iconic event has become a must-do for many elite athletes, everyday folk and even Olympians and this year a record breaking 4,000 plus competitors will run, walk, bike and hike their way through some of New Zealand’s most spectacular countryside.

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Festival of Colour

Festival of Colour

02 Apr 2019 – 07 Apr 2019

Six exciting days and nights of astounding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes.

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Southern Lakes Half Marathon and 10km Run

Southern Lakes Half Marathon and 10km Run

06 Apr 2019

The Southern Lakes Half Marathon and is an annual event starting just below the Cardrona Ski Field entrance and finishing at Pembroke Park in the middle of town

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Contact Epic

Contact Epic

13 Apr 2019

Once a year passionate mountain bikers descend upon Wanaka and Lake Hawea to test their skills, endurance and daring at the Contact Epic.

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Contact Traverse

Contact Traverse

13 Apr 2019

An easy, grade 2 track, this is an ideal ride for the beginner or intermediate mountain biker. Experience the atmosphere and camaraderie of the Contact Epic in a more relaxed and fun way. Starting on the dam this ride loops all the way back, through a private dairy farm, into the Hawea Hotel Garden Bar.

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NZ Mountain Film Festival

NZ Mountain Film Festival

28 Jun 2019 – 06 Jul 2019

National and international filmmakers come together to showcase their work in the highly acclaimed NZ Mountain Film Festival.

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Merino Muster

Merino Muster

01 Sep 2019

The New Zealand High Country Ski Adventure.​ The Merino Muster promises a day you’ll never forget,catering for pure beginner cross country skiers to the elite national team skier.

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Spring Challenge - Cromwell 2019

Spring Challenge - Cromwell 2019

27 Sep 2019 – 29 Sep 2019

Cromwell is the destination for the 13th Spring Challenge, all women adventure race. Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering.

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The Deans Bank 10 Hr

The Deans Bank 10 Hr

27 Oct 2019

The fourth annual 10 Hour event will be held on the purpose built 10km track which is situated on DOC land alongside the Clutha River at Deans Bank in Wanaka. The track is all single track and has been designed for bikers by bikers- so it’s fun to ride!

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Aspiring Conversations

Aspiring Conversations

03 Apr 2020 – 05 Apr 2020

Aspiring Conversations is a festival of ideas where key thinkers talk about subjects that are current, controversial and just downright interesting

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Warbirds over Wanaka

Warbirds over Wanaka

10 Apr 2020 – 12 Apr 2020

Now acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the one event not to be missed.

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