Only open to the public one day a year it’s no surprise that this event is always a sellout, so get your entry in early to secure your spot.
Mountain bike, off road marathon, xterra triathlon, ultra run, miners trail - it’s a bucket-list off-road event for everyone from elite athletes to have-a-crack characters.
Next on: March 6th 2021
Wanaka A & P Show
The Wanaka A&P Show is a vibrant, bustling example of an important Kiwi tradition.
More than 40,000 people come to the Show each year to experience the best of rural life in a spectacular lakeside setting in the heart of central Wanaka.
Next on: Friday, March 12 to Saturday, March 13
Wanaka Wine and Food Festival
Central Otago’s acclaimed wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival for the region.
World class wine & food will be supported by entertainment including Nadia Lim and The Jordan Luck Band.
Next on: Sunday, March 21
Relay for Life Wanaka
Relay For Life is an inspirational and fun event that helps people in your community through the Cancer Society’s support services, programmes and cancer research.
Join the Relay For Life as your dedicated team members take turns walking, or running, around the track for the full 24 hours.
Next on: Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, March 28
NZ's Ultimate Mountain Bike Challenge
The longest and most scenic mountain bike race in New Zealand, the Contact Epic is aptly named indeed!
Choose one of the three circumnavigations of Lake Hawea at 160, 125 or 95 km and enjoy the 100% pure South Island High Country Station scenery on a ride you will never forget.
Next on: Saturday, April 17
Southern Lakes Half Marathon and 10km Run
The Southern Lakes Half Marathon and 10km run is an annual event starting just below the Cardrona Ski Field entrance and finishing at Pembroke Park.
This may well be the fastest and most scenic Half Marathon in the country.
Next on: Saturday, May 1