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February 2018

Challenge Wanaka

18 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 2018

Wanaka A&P Show

9 March @ 12:00 am - 10 March @ 12:00 am

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

10 March @ 12:00 am

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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Southern Lakes Half Marathon & 10km Run 2018

24 March @ 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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Warbirds over Wanaka

30 March @ 12:00 am - 1 April @ 12:00 am

Experience aviation history from the early 1900's at Warbirds Over Wanaka, an international airshow that's not to be missed!

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May 2018

YAMI

1 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 2018

Matariki 2018

15 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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August 2018

Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ

25 August @ 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.

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September 2018

Merino Muster

3 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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Jossi Wells Invitational Big Air 2018

12 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cardrona Ski Field Wanaka, New Zealand

Expect to see the most progressive skiing & boarding, with all the latest tricks thrown down on what last year’s athletes dubbed the best jump in the world. This year Jossi is adding a skate comp at the Wanaka Skate Park. An awards presentation & party are scheduled for after the event. Next on: TBC September 2018

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