Getting to Wānaka is just the first part of your spectacular journey. By airbus or self-drive, getting here is easy. Queenstown Airport is the gateway to the Wānaka region, and is a scenic 60-minute drive from Wānaka. There are regular daily flights from all over New Zealand.


After a long day of traveling or participating in the Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure race, you’re going to need a place to call your temporary home.

As we say in New Zealand, you could book a ‘bach’ or a ‘crib’ (translation: a holiday home), if you’re looking to settle in and stay a while. If you’re feeling luxurious, try a private lodge, mountain chalet, high-end apartment, bed and breakfast or hotel stay. Or maybe you consider yourself a minimalist? In that case, check out our hostels and campgrounds.

Experience that famous, genuine Kiwi hospitality. Explore a selection of Wānaka accommodation options.

Book your accommodation now for Spirited Women, 31st March to 2nd April 2023  

Extend your stay and enjoy Wanaka and the Southern Lakes District

Destination & activities

Wānaka has so much to do that it will keep even the most active traveler happy –  the hardest thing is deciding what to do!

Explore nearby Mt Aspiring National Park, discover pristine rivers, waterfalls, native forests and mountains on one of the many tracks. Wānaka has over 750km of trails that are made for walking, hiking and mountain biking.

For the adventure seekers’ there’s canyoning, skydivingvia ferrataoff road tours and airborne adventures. Summer is perfect for jet-boatingkayakingsailing and paddle-boarding and in winter the snow-covered mountains, draw skiers and snowboarders from around the globe to three world-class ski fields. 

If a relaxing holiday is more your style, there’s plenty of stunning vistas to appreciate, boutique retail storesmuseumscinemas and art galleries to keep you entertained  

While excellent restaurantscafesartisan produce, world-class vineyards, boutique breweries and an award-winning distillery will keep even the most discerning gourmet satisfied.

Check out all the Wānaka activities you can do below and start planning now.

It’s no wonder it was chosen to deliver the third annual South Island Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race.

To discover more about this amazing destination, visit their website