Stay in the Southern Lakes Region of New Zealand’s South Island and experience the tranquillity of Wānaka. Whether that be a lakeside apartment, private home or hotel accommodation close to town this boutique NZ township will make for a memorable ski holiday. For some people the choice is easy. Wānaka is the perfect retreat, out of the hustle and bustle of Queenstown with stunning lake views and a chilled-out vibe.
Largest heli-ski terrain in the Southern Hemisphere
Wānaka is the base town for skiing & snowboarding at Cardrona & Treble Cone and with a slightly longer commute to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. And if you can see it you can also shred it – Heli-skiing around Wānaka in the heart of the Southern Alps is renowned for its the largest terrain in the Southern hemisphere making it the ultimate destination for thrill seeking enthusiasts.
Outside of time on the hill, Wānaka has a wide range of activities and experiences on offer from the extreme adventures of paragliding and skydiving (all of which you can do year round) to horse riding, quad biking, stargazing, long lunches in the Central Otago vineyards of Bannockburn to scenic flights over Mt Aspiring.
Cardrona – Treble Cone – Soho Basin – snow farm
Just a reminder that within 45 minutes of Wānaka you have access to these NZ Ski Resorts – Cardrona & Treble Cone; Soho Basin (with the new Willows quad chair opening up the Soho Ski Area, on the southern face of Mt Cardrona), and Snow Farm (for cross country). Wānaka truly is the ideal base for a winter holiday or a simple getaway. In Wānaka the ski season runs from late June – mid October. See you there!
PRIVATE APARTMENTS & HOLIDAY HOUSES
Snowscene has a range of private homes and holiday houses in Wānaka to offer you for your ski town stay, where skiing Cardrona or Treble Cone can be your daily choice. From quiet private apartments and townhouses in the heart of Wānaka village, to cottages and private homes to be your home away from home. Snowscene also has access to luxury house rentals handpicked by our team for a unique and different Wānaka ski holiday experience.