Christchurch is the main international airport
of the South Island. The driving time from Christchurch to
Wanaka is 6 and a half hours. If travelling from Australia
consider flying into Dunedin. Dunedin to Wanaka by car takes
around 4hours 10mins. Learn
the next closest airport with flights from Sydney and Brisbane.
Fly to Queenstown and either hire a car at the airport or
use one of the local shuttle bus/coach services to get to
The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook
Extended Edition was launched recently. Its a great reference
book for everyone enchanted by the beauty of the locations
in the movie trilogy. With the increased image size the
book is now a beautifully presented collection of images
of New Zealand and the movie images and locations, ideal
for tourists and as a gift for overseas friends and family.
It contains valuable background information
and exclusive anecdotes about the filming, with sections
written specially by Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, Richard Taylor
and Barrie Osbourne, plus contributions from the cast and
crew. In addition, the book includes: Exclusive movie and
location photographs, maps and location directions, GPS
references to location sites, touring information for travellers,
and useful internet addresses. more
“The Great Maze” is the first of the world’s “modern-style” great
mazes. It is two storeys high and has 1.5 kilometres of
confusing passages. “Puzzling World” is full
of eccentric shaped buildings and puzzling rooms. Some
are world unique and the others could be world best!
Wanaka is a breath of fresh air. The friendly township majestically
rests at the edge of Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring national
A unique combination of adventure and leisure is at your
fingertips. Wanaka is only minutes away from 3 major ski resorts.
If your keen on fishing, the lakes and rivers around Wanaka
are home to Brown and Rainbow Trout. Hikers love the close
access to Mt Aspiring national park, where there are short
and long walks available.
The town also boasts its own world class maze and is host
to Warbirds over Wanaka, an annual aero spectacular.
If you are into wine, Wanaka is surrounded by some of New
Zealand's finest vineyards.
Skiing, then you should be thinking about Wanaka!
The Wanaka region is a total winter adventure location. Wanaka
has two major ski resorts, Cardrona and Treble Cone. They
both operate during June to October. These two resorts cater
for beginners right through to black diamond levels and more.
There's plenty of facilities to stay on site or in Wanaka
and there's heaps to do when your not on the slopes. Sit
back and relax amongst the spectacular lake and mountain
views of Wanaka...
Accessible from Queenstown or Lake Wanaka, 34 kms from Wanaka
and 57 kms from Queenstown Terrain: Beginner 25%, Intermediate
55%, Advanced 20%
Cone Ski Area
Only 19kms from Lake Wanaka. Terrain: Beginner 15%, Intermediate
45%, Advanced 40%
Warbirds over Wanaka is the official book of
the airshow 2004. The book is a photographic record of the
show and has become a collectable item among aviation fans
and visitors to the show.
In 2004 nearly 80,000 people visited the airshow
and saw some amazing sights, including aircraft from the
renowned Breitling Collection based in the USA, some fine
old friends such as the Spitfire and the Polikarpov aircraft,
and, attracting a new generation of admirers, a collection
of jets from the 1960s.
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Visit Wanaka airport and see the
amazing warbirds museum, skydive, experience scenic
flights to Milford Sound, Jet flights and Bi plane
See some of the most famous warbirds in the world
join forces with the classic aircraft of yesteryear
and the modern jets of today to present a veritable
feast of aviation attractions. On the ground, a variety
of military vehicles, vintage machinery, Classic Fire
Engines and an aviation trade expo will vie for your
Don't miss the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour. A very special celebration
of arts in the spectacular autumn surroundings of Lake Wanaka.
The inaugural Festival runs from April through to the
Five days of entertainment includes music, dance, theatre and exhibitions
by local, national and international artists. more
Bigger and better than ever before, Wanakafest brings five days
of fun and entertainment to the Wanaka lakefront. Events include live bands,
theatre, a spectacular street parade, kids activities, crazy competitions,
the polar plunge, jib jam, outdoor cinema and much much more.
visit http://www.wanakafest.co.nz/ for more information.