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March 2019

Wanaka A&P Show 2019

8 March - 9 March
Lake Front Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka A&P Show is one of the largest South Island agricultural shows. If you're heading to Wanaka for a holiday, be sure to set aside some time to take the whole family to the Wanaka A&P Show - there is something for everyone!

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Motatapu Race – off-road multi-sport event

9 March
Glendu Bay

The Motatapu race offers adventours challenges for all. There is a triathlon, mountain bike race, an ultra marathon as well as a walk and running event. Start training today, and register to compete as soon as registration opens.

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April 2019

Festival of Colour – Arts Festival

2 April - 7 April

The Festival of Colour is the flagship arts event for the region. With seven successful festivals under our belt, we are still fresh and stylish and punch well above our weight. We have established our track record with sell-out seasons of music, theatre and dance performances and deservedly known as the ‘best little arts festival in New Zealand’.

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Southern Lakes Half Marathon & 10km Run 2019

6 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cardrona Valley Wanaka, New Zealand

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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June 2019

Cardrona Alpine Resort Ski Field Opens

1 June - 20 October
Cardrona Ski Field Wanaka, New Zealand

Are you coming to Wanaka for some winter ski or snowboarding? Find out about Cardrona's opening dates first, or watch their latest video to see what's in store for your Wanaka ski trip...

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Matariki 2019

8 June @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wanaka Lake Front

Date to be confirmed. Kahu Youth's Matariki celebrations see a huge community hangi, workshops and perfomances finished off with an awesome firework display every June.

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Treble Cone Ski Field Opens

27 June - 6 October
Treble Cone Ski Field Wanaka, New Zealand

Plan your Wanaka winter holiday around the opening dates of Treble Cone ski field if you're looking to spend some time up the mountain.

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NZ Mountain Film Festival

28 June - 3 July
Various Venues Wanaka, New Zealand

Be sure to book your tickets for the NZ Mountain Film Festival this year - there is a great selection of films to choose from. Here's a short video to give you an idea of what's to come...

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September 2019

Merino Muster

7 September
Snow Farm Wanaka, New Zealand

Ski across the rolling and beautiful Mt Pisa range in Wanaka, on some of New Zealand's best cross country tracks at Snowfarm. This annual event is a must do on any cross country skier’s bucket list. There are four events on race day. Watch the video for more.

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October 2019

Deans Bank 10 Hour Enduro

27 October

Mountain bike as an individual or as a team in the Deans Bank 10 Hour Enduro mountain bike race.

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