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On Wanaka Station Park

  • Lake Wanaka / 2 minute stroll through Wanaka Station Park 200 m / 219 yards

  • The Wanaka Tree / 2 minute stroll through Wanaka Station Park 200 m / 219 yards

  • Wanaka Township / 15 minute easy, flat stroll 1.5 km / .9 miles

  • Cardrona / 20 min drive 25.4 km / 15.8 miles

  • Cardrona Alpine Resort / 37 min drive 35.6 km / 22 miles

  • Snow Farm NZ / 46 min drive 37.2 km / 23 miles

  • Treble Cone Ski Area / 23 min drive 21.8 km / 13.5 miles

Arriving by Car*

Wanaka is a 5 hour drive from Christchurch, 1.5 hour drive from Haast on the West Coast, a 38 minute drive from Cromwell and a 3.5 hour drive from Dunedin.

If arriving from Queenstown via the Crown Range (Cardrona Valley Road), the road will end at a T-junction with Lake Wanaka directly in front of you. Turn left at the T-junction and proceed for 900m (984 yards). Wanaka Homestead is on the right hand side.

If arriving from Christchurch, the West Coast, Cromwell or Dunedin, stay on the main road keeping Lake Wanaka on your right. Wanaka Homestead is on the right hand side and 1.5km (just under a mile) after the Wanaka Information Centre.


Arriving by Bus

Bus services run daily from Christchurch (6 hours), Dunedin (4 hours) and Queenstown (1hr 45 minutes) via Queenstown Airport. 


Arriving by Air

Buses, airport shuttles, taxis and limos are all lined up outside the Queenstown Airport terminal, ready to go.   Ritchies Wanaka offers a shuttle transport service from Queenstown Airport via Cromwell to Wanaka and a service from Wanaka via Cromwell to Queenstown Airport.  It also offers a taxi and private transfer service seating for up to four people, executive service seating up to 4 people and a shuttle service seating up to 8 people.

Bookings are recommended. Book on 0800 405 066 or +64 3 441 4471 (Queenstown) or BOOK DIRECT online.

 *Travel times are based on reasonable driving conditions and the most direct route. Please  check conditions and driving times on the day.