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March 2019

Motatapu Race – off-road multi-sport event

9 March 2019
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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June 2019

Cardrona Alpine Resort Ski Field

1 June 2019 - 20 October 2019
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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Treble Cone Ski Field Opens

27 June 2019 - 22 September 2019
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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October 2019

The Dunlop Builder’s Bike Wanaka 10hr

27 October 2019

Mountain bike as an individual or as a team in the The Dunlop Builder’s Bike Wanaka 10hr race.

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December 2019

Rhythm and Alps 2019

29 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
Cardrona Valley Wanaka, New Zealand

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 2020

Wanaka Rodeo

2 January

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

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The Big Easy 2020

25 January
Cardrona Valley Wanaka, New Zealand

But it's not all downhill, with a reasonably hard climb at Sally's Pinch and some quite challenging rutty and rocky downhill bits but the views are more than worth it and the sense of accomplishment at the end will make it all worthwhile.  

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The Ruby Swim

25 January @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Swim in the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka during the Ruby Swim race. There are multiple distances and always a fun get together afterwards.

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February 2020

Challenge Wanaka

15 February - 16 February
Lake Front Wanaka, New Zealand

Challenge Wanaka is an annual sporting event, held during the beautiful Wanaka Summers. Challenge Wanaka offer both a full iron-distance event, as well as the half and team entries. Accommodation sells out fast during this exciting event, so be sure to book your Wanaka accommodation well in advance.

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March 2020

Wanaka A&P Show 2019

13 March - 15 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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