However you arrive it's sure to be spectacular
Wanaka is located in the South Island of New Zealand, with three international airports in close proximity: Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch - which are all serviced by national and international airlines.
You can book your Air New Zealand flight here.
Once you land, there are a number of transfer options available, including car rental, private transfers, shuttles and regular bus services from all three airports to Wanaka.
Located a scenic 60-minute drive from Queenstown airport, this is the closest international gateway to the Wanaka region. Christchurch and Dunedin are within a few hours' drive, with both routes to Wanaka taking you through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand.
If you are visiting from overseas and plan to self-drive, be sure to check out the resources on our Driving In New Zealand page.
From 1 October 2019 some visitors and transit passengers will need a NZ Electronic Travel Authority. Visit immigration.govt.nz/nzeta to find out if you need one.
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Driving on the South Island roads of New Zealand is a great way to experience the region, with relatively quiet roads and some of the most amazing scenery right outside the window.
Major car and campervan hire companies are all located at Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports. There are also a number of rental car companies based in Wanaka.
Wanaka is unique and captivating; it inspires you to discover, and gives you the freedom to explore.
Located in the stunning alps of the South Island, New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty.
Getting to Wanaka is easy - click on your city to see how close you are to Wanaka. It’s a short, scenic 60-minute drive to Wanaka from the closest international airport, where you will find all major rental car companies and scheduled bus services that provide transport to Wanaka throughout the day.