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June 2020

Cardrona Alpine Resort – Ski Field – Opens

26 June - 18 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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Treble Cone – Ski Field – Opens

27 June - 22 September
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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August 2020

Winter Games NZ – 2020

21 August - 5 September
Various Venues Wanaka, New Zealand
Free

The Winter Games New Zealand are one of the world’s top winter sports competitions and the only one in the southern hemisphere. They're also New Zealand’s largest recurring sports event.Free to watch, this is your chance to see the world’s best compete for glory in freeskiing, snowboarding, alpine ski racing, cross-country skiing and curling. Then enjoy our on-mountain WGNZ music festival featuring some of NZ’s top live bands and DJs. Join us for a uniquely Kiwi experience that athletes, coaches,…

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Merino Muster

29 August
Snow Farm Wanaka, New Zealand

THe Merino Muster The Merino Muster is New Zealand's XC ski marathon, held since 1995. Skied across the stunning Pisa Range ski area at Snow Farm, it draws participants ranging from professional athletes to family groups. It is also an ideal introduction to the WorldLoppet series. Choose your CHALLENGE! The Straggle Muster A 7 km loop contained within Snow Farm's main bowl area. This event is designed for young or novice skiers, and family groups. The event typically takes skiers…

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October 2020

Art Exhibition & Sale

23 October - 26 October
The Lake Wanaka Centre, 80 Ardmore Street
Wanaka, Otago 9305 New Zealand

This Labour Weekend art exhibition is packed with local contemporary art for sale, live music, an art auction, gift shop and artist discussions. Not to be missed! The Lake Wanaka Centre will be filled with contemporary local art for sale over the Labour Weekend 2020. The special section theme for this event is 'Pacifica'. Sculptures, jewellery, paintings, prints, woodwork, creative fibre and more will be on display during this 3-day event. The opening night will feature live music, drinks and…

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December 2020

Rhythm and Alps – 2020

29 December - 31 December
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 2021

Wanaka Rodeo – 2021

2 January 2021
Wanaka Rodeo Club Wanaka, New Zealand

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

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The Ruby Swim – 2021

30 January 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Wanaka Wanaka, New Zealand

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 2021

Challenge Wanaka – 2021

20 February 2021 - 21 February 2021
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 2021

Wanaka A&P Show – 2021

12 March 2021 - 13 March 2021
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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