Wanakafest 20th – 24th October 2010

Wanakafest – Wanaka’s celebration of the community and spring takes place from Wednesday 20th October to Sunday 24th October.

The Labour Weekend will be a barrel of fun and full of entertaining communtity events as Wanaka locals celebrate the start of the summer season.

Highlights this year include

Wednesday 20th
Passion For Fashion Show – 7 to 9.30pm at The Lake Wanaka Centre.
The highlight for me is the Piggies for Fashion which will be on display. These are the famous piggies from the BNZ bank ads that have been given a serious makeover by talented locals.

Thursday 21st
Moviefest – 7 to 9pm at Lonestar.
This is a competition showcasing local filmmakers short films of approx 2.5 to 3 minutes each.

Friday 22nd

Wanakafest Street Parade – 5.30 to 6.30 Town Centre

Saturday 23rd

Food and Wine Fest -10.30 – 5pm Pembroke Park

A delicious celebration of Wanaka Wines and foods with all the wines grown in Wanaka, complimented by food from talented local chefs.

Sunday 24th

Rotary Rubber Duck Race – 10.30 at Bullock Creek

Come and join the locals as we celebrate living in the best place in New Zealand!

More information about Wanakafest is available at  http://www.wanakafest.co.nz/


Date: October 11, 2010 by  
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Let it Snow! Winter Specials

Hayloft in the Snow

As I am posting this, fresh snow is falling to near ground level in Wanaka. Looks like August will be great for skiing or boarding at Cardrona, Treble Cone, and the Snow Park.

Check out our winter specials….

20% discount for 3 night bookings or 25% discount for bookings of 6 nights or more.

Hope to see you soon 🙂


Date: August 7, 2010 by  
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Challenge Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka must be the worlds most scenic iron distance triathlon covering a distance of 226km.

Described by athletes as one of the best in the international circuit, it is set against the magnificent background of Lake Wanaka and the Mt Aspiring National Park.

The mental and physical challenges will push athletes to their limits but the support of the locals is superb with the resulting atmosphere helping the most exhusted competitor over the finish line.

The weather in Lake Wanaka in January is stunning, and an average day is 26-28 degrees celcius with clear blue skies and very little wind. It is however an alpine environment so athletes must be prepared for all eventualities.

Registration for the main event starts at 9am on Thursday 14th January 2010, with the main race starting at 7am on Saturday 16th January.

For more information see www.challenge-wanaka.com


Date: January 2, 2010 by  
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Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow 2010

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Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2010 will be a must-see airshow. For three days over Easter, Lake Wanaka will become centre-stage for an extravaganza of aerial action that will delight both aviation buffs, families and those wanting a superb days entertainment. At Warbirds Over Wanaka you are so close to the continuous action you feel like you are in the pilot’s seat.

For more information visit: www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com


Date: November 15, 2009 by  
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