Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Travel & Accommodation


Lake Wanaka has a huge variety of accommodation to suit every budget, from backpackers to luxury lodges.

We are pleased to work alongside Goodstays Wanaka who have a full range of accommodation across Wanaka and the region and offer our athletes a discounted stay.  Please contact them directly to book.

Goodstays Wanaka

We offer holiday homes and apartments in the heart of Wanaka, covering a range of budgets and options from a fully furnished luxury apartment to cosy family homes for an extended stay in the region. Goodstays Wanaka has the portfolio and experience to help you find the right solution for your Challenge Wanaka experience. Contact Goodstays via email quoting GOODCHALLENGE to receive a 10% discount on 3-5 night stays and 15% discount for 5+ night stays for athletes and supporters.

Visit Wanaka

Lake Wanaka Tourism

Lake Wanaka Tourism offer you the best of what Wanaka has to offer while you are visiting as part of your race.  It isn’t named the most scenic triathlon for no reason…explore why by visiting their website for information on what’s offer or drop by the i-SITE visitor centre at the corner of Ardmore and Helwick Streets.


Travel by Air

Auckland International Airport to Queenstown Airport – 2 hours
Christchurch International Airport
to Queenstown Airport – 1 hour
Queenstown Airport to Wanaka (by road) – 1 hour
Shuttle buses and rental cars available from both airports

Travel by Bus

Ritchies (formerly Alpine Connexions) – from Dunedin and Queenstown
Atomic Shuttles – from Christchurch, Dunedin, West Coast and Queenstown

Travel by Road

Christchurch – 5 hours
Dunedin – 3.5 hours