08 Mar 2019 – 09 Mar 2019
Wanaka A&P Show – one of the South Island’s largest and most popular agricultural and pastoral shows set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Bringing town and country together over two days and jam-packed with entertainment!
09 Mar 2019 – 10 Mar 2019
The iconic event has become a must-do for many elite athletes, everyday folk and even Olympians and this year a record breaking 4,000 plus competitors will run, walk, bike and hike their way through some of New Zealand’s most spectacular countryside.
02 Apr 2019 – 07 Apr 2019
Six exciting days and nights of astounding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes.
06 Apr 2019
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
13 Apr 2019
Once a year passionate mountain bikers descend upon Wanaka and Lake Hawea to test their skills, endurance and daring at the Contact Epic.
13 Apr 2019
An easy, grade 2 track, this is an ideal ride for the beginner or intermediate mountain biker. Experience the atmosphere and camaraderie of the Contact Epic in a more relaxed and fun way. Starting on the dam this ride loops all the way back, through a private dairy farm, into the Hawea Hotel Garden Bar.
28 Jun 2019 – 06 Jul 2019
National and international filmmakers come together to showcase their work in the highly acclaimed NZ Mountain Film Festival.
01 Sep 2019
The New Zealand High Country Ski Adventure. The Merino Muster promises a day you’ll never forget,catering for pure beginner cross country skiers to the elite national team skier.
27 Sep 2019 – 29 Sep 2019
Cromwell is the destination for the 13th Spring Challenge, all women adventure race. Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering.
27 Oct 2019
The fourth annual 10 Hour event will be held on the purpose built 10km track which is situated on DOC land alongside the Clutha River at Deans Bank in Wanaka. The track is all single track and has been designed for bikers by bikers- so it’s fun to ride!
03 Apr 2020 – 05 Apr 2020
Aspiring Conversations is a festival of ideas where key thinkers talk about subjects that are current, controversial and just downright interesting
10 Apr 2020 – 12 Apr 2020
Now acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the one event not to be missed.