Challenge Wanaka, Annual Triathlon Series, around third weekend in February. 16th February.
Local and national event highlights include:
– Motatapu Endurance Race (8 & 9th March).
– Upper Clutha A&P Show (8th and 9th March), one of biggest trade and pastoral/agricultural shows in New Zealand.
– Highlands Motorsports.
– Embroidery Workshop (3rd weekend in March).
– Warbirds and Wheels Over Wanaka (every second year), not to be missed by warplane/aviation/car lovers! (10, 11 & 12th April).
Autumn Arts School, mid- late April 2018 (TBA).
Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, 3-7th April. Based in Wanaka this is a five day biennial celebration and array of the arts, music, theatre and conversations performances, an amazing and uplifting cultural experience.
Easter- Wheels Over Wanaka- 19, 20 & 21st April
Contact Epic Hawea Bike Race, last Saturday April (TBC).
The Roar, deer/stag hunting/shooting.
Duckshooting starts May.
Treble Come - Mid- late June approx.
Cardrona Skifield opens around 10th June
Beginning in the first week in July, events in Wanaka - early July NZ Mountain Film Festival, cutting edge cinematography, workshops, trade show, competitions-icon event.
World Heli-challenge extreme mountain event (TBC).
Merino Muster, Snow Farm, Mid-August.
Mid-August Winter Mini Games 21st-30th August Wanaka, Queenstown, Central Otago, Dunedin, Ranfurly (lead-up series of events for Asia/Pacific Rim Olympic competitors).
Spring skiing- Australian School holidays.
Labour Weekend, Public Holiday, long weekend, 26th-28th October.
Wanaka Art Society Exhibition and Bullock Bar/Canlive "The Speights Perfect Woman" competition (TBC).
Rhythm & Alps Music Festival/Concert, 30th and 31st December (Cardrona Valley). Lineup TBC.