Wanaka Events

Puzzling World Junior Challenge

Puzzling World Junior Challenge

14 Feb 2020

Join hundreds of budding triathletes, aged from 5 to 13 in the Puzzling World Junior Challenge Wanaka. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never raced triathlon before. The Junior Challenge event provides a fun and safe opportunity for all children to challenge and compete individually against their peers in a fun and safe environment. By the way if you like the picture above of this event, the model is our very own wee Cory - aged 7 and giving it his all.

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Challange Wanaka

Challange Wanaka

15 Feb 2020

One of the world’s toughest and most scenic long distance swim-bike-run triathlon courses, Challenge Wanaka is a favourite with local teams and international stars alike taking on the half or full ironman distance

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Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

13 Mar 2020 – 14 Mar 2020

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

14 Mar 2020 – 15 Mar 2020

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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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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Southern Lakes Half Marathon and 10km Run

Southern Lakes Half Marathon and 10km Run

04 Apr 2020

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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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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Contact Epic

Contact Epic

18 Apr 2020

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

18 Apr 2020

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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