International airports are situated at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Scheduled flights into Queenstown can be arranged through Air New Zealand and Jetstar from cities around New Zealand. From Queenstown to Wanaka your travel can be by car, coach or charter aircraft. Charter flights will operate from several locations around New Zealand.
Private aircraft may fly directly into Wanaka Airport. Refer to a special NOTAM issued for this airshow.
Distances from other townships are as follows:
Alexandra 86kms, Christchurch 431kms, Cromwell 55kms, Dunedin 280kms, Invercargill 307kms, Oamaru 236kms, Omarama 113kms, Queenstown 120kms, Timaru 280kms, Twizel 130kms. Allow extra travelling time for delays on Airshow days.
For anyone that has pre-purchased a WOW 2018 ticket the Interislander will give you a discounted rate for going to/from Wellington and Picton. Please use the special code of WH5417 and look at the rates and Terms and Conditions here. You will also need your WOW ticket to board the ferry.
Scheduled services and charters will operate from towns within the South Island. Contact travel agents or i-Site offices for details.
Shuttle between Wanaka & Airshow:
Ritchies will be running continuous shuttles from Wanaka to the Airshow from 8:00am until approximately 4:30pm on all three days. This service will leave from the Log Cabin on the Wanaka Lakefront and drop-off at the corner of Mt Baker Rd and the main highway.Tickets can be pre-purchased online or bought from the driver (with cash).
Bus service between Queenstown & Wanaka:
Return buses from Queenstown at 7:30am on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - these must be prebooked.
Coaches and Private Vehicle Hire from Queenstown Airport or from Warbirds & Wanaka.
Can provide transport and group transport from any South Island destination.
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Private hire taxi service available in our luxury 6 seater van. New 10 seater now available for group bookings.
Professional and friendly service every time - Wanataxi - the locals choice!
Specialises in providing VIP transport for guests attending Warbirds Over Wanaka 2018.
Private Vehicle Hire from Queenstown Airport or from Warbirds & Wanaka.
Professional limousine service, including airport transfers around the region and private vehicle hire.
Providers of private transfers from Queenstown and the Southern Lakes to Warbirds Over Wanaka. At Luxe Guides, we work around your plans, allowing you the time to relax and enjoy the show.
Queenstown Airport pick up and drop offs can be arranged with our driver service – extra charges apply
Wanaka Airport pick up and drop offs can also be arranged – extra charges apply
All ranges of vehicles including 8 and 10 seaters