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Just a short 50 minute scenic drive from Queenstown Airport, Wanaka is New Zealand’s hidden gem. A town nestled on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka, the gateway to the Mt Aspiring National Park. Lake Wanaka is the ideal destination for your next conference, meeting event or wedding.

You will be overwhelmed by the crystal clear water, and breathtaking views of the Southern Alps. Wanaka locals are passionate about this lovely town and will proudly showcase all we have to offer.

Wanaka offers a huge range of freedom and open space making your trip to Wanaka just want you want it to be. Less people, more space and more adventure or romance, it’s easier than you think.


Wanaka is New Zealand’s hidden gem, yet it remarkably easy to access.  We have listed some travel options below, and we can also help you by taking care of all of your local travel needs.

Road Trips

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For as long as it takes to most people to get to work in rush hour traffic, you and your guests can enjoy one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking drives.  Whether driving over the Crown Range, or though the dramatic Gibbston Valley you will enthralled with the ever changing landscape.

Self driving is also a terrific option for guests from the lower South Island.  Wanaka is an easy 5 hour drive from Christchurch.  You will pass through the McKenzie Basin, with panoramas of Mt Cook,  the opaque glacial lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki and over the tussock covered ridges of the Lindis Pass.  Drive time from Dunedin and Invercargill is only 3 ½ hours.

  • Rental Vehicles from all of the leading New Zealand companies are available from Queenstown Airport.
  • Shuttle busses are available from $35 per person and private transfers start from $159 for up to 5 guests.
  • Larger coaches start from $13.50 per person.


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Queenstown Airport is one of Australasia’s fastest growing airports and is ranked as the fourth busiest of New Zealand’s airport.  With continuous national and daily international flights from Major Australian cities.

Wanaka Airport is located only 10 minutes from the Wanaka village centre, and is designed to accommodate corporate and private charters and scenic flights.