The autumn colours have been spectacular over the past couple of weeks. Add to that a nice dumping of fresh snow has made for some stunning views across the lake. It’s now time for this summer hotspot to transform into a winter wonderland.

Just like in summer there are a host of outdoor adventure activities to get excited about through winter in Wanaka! Cardona and Treble Cone are your go to for skiing and snowboarding. Opening June 16th and July 18th respectively. Both ski fields offer great options for all ages and abilities, beginners through to seasoned professionals. Not only do you get to enjoy the action, the views from these ski fields are pretty epic too!


If you are into cross country skiing the Snow Farm located up on the Pisa Range. The farm boasts 55 kms of trails groomed cross country skiing. Additional adventures available include dog sledding or snowshoeing. Guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Exploring the Wanaka region and Southern Alps by air is a magical experience. The best access to these remote locations is by helicopter where you can land on snow or a local glacier. This once in a lifetime opportunity is well worth it if you have time. Wanaka Helicopters located at Wanaka Airport have a number of fabulous scenic tour options and can cater for a range of group sizes.

Here at the New Zealand Adventure Company we are working on an awesome package including some of the best winter experiences so you can make the most of your time here in Wanaka. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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