Wanaka Events

Motatapu

Motatapu

06 Mar 2021 – 06 Mar 2021

It’s a bucket-list off-road event with challenging yet achievable courses, which attracts close to 4000 participants a year. The Motatapu is a hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe and huge comradery.

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Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

12 Mar 2021 – 13 Mar 2021

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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Festival of Colour

Festival of Colour

03 Apr 2021 – 11 Apr 2021

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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Aspiring Conversations

Aspiring Conversations

12 Apr 2021 – 18 Apr 2021

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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Contact Epic

Contact Epic

17 Apr 2021

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

17 Apr 2021

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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Warbirds over Wanaka

Warbirds over Wanaka

15 Apr 2022 – 17 Apr 2022

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

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