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May 2017


13 May - 14 May

YAMI is a weekend of music industry workshops, panels, and showcases in Wanaka for anyone aged from 10 to 110 years.

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June 2017

Cardrona Alpine Resort Ski Field Opens

10 June - 15 October
Cardrona Ski Field, Wanaka, New Zealand + Google Map

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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Treble Cone Ski Field Opens

23 June - 2 October
Treble Cone Ski Field, Wanaka, New Zealand + Google Map

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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July 2017

NZ Mountain Film Festival

9 July
Various Venues, Wanaka, New Zealand + Google Map

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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August 2017

Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ

25 August @ 12:00 am - 10 September @ 12:00 am

The Games are one of the world’s top five winter sports competitions and the only one in the southern hemisphere. They are also New Zealand’s largest recurring sports event. Here's a short video teaser.

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September 2017

Merino Muster

3 September
Snow Farm, Wanaka, New Zealand + Google Map

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 2017

Deans Bank 10 Hour Enduro

22 October @ 12:00 am

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

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December 2017

Rhythm and Alps

30 December - 31 December
Cardrona Valley, Wanaka, New Zealand + Google Map

Are you a music lover and festival goer? You'll need to visit Wanaka during Rhythm and Alps music festival - it's a blast.

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January 2018

Wanaka Rodeo

2 January 2018 @ 12:00 am

Be sure to dress for the occasion when you join the Wanaka Rodeo!

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Red Bull Defiance

20 January 2018 @ 12:00 am - 21 January 2018 @ 12:00 am

Red Bull Defiance is a new and unique race format that combines off road running, kayaking and mountain bike endurance disciplines, with the creative element of undisclosed special stages. Designed by Braden Currie, New Zealand’s foremost adventure and multisport racer, the course has been designed to test athletes over two challenging days, racing along side the worlds best multisport and endurance athletes. A two-person team race, the course will see athletes competing over 8 exclusive high country stations in the…

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