Directions & Transport

The journey's almost as good as the destination.

Wanaka Airport is 10km from Lake Wanaka township on State Highway 6 at Luggate. Wanaka is easy to reach by road, bus or air.


By Air

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.

By Road

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.

By Coach/Bus

Scheduled services and charters will operate from towns within the South Island. Contact travel agents or i-Site offices for details.

Alpine ConneXions, Wanaka

+64 3 443 9120

Shuttles from Queenstown at 8.30am of Friday, Saturday & Sunday and must be prebooked.
Details and Bookings here:
Continuous shuttle from Wanaka to the Airshow on all three days.


+64 3 442 4100

Yello! - Wanaka Cab

0800 443 5555

Coaches and Private Vehicle Hire

From Queenstown Airport or from Warbirds & Wanaka.

Go Bus Central

0800 487 488

Can provide transport from any South Island destination.
Please contact for a quote for your group.


+64 (3) 442 1900

By taxi

inDrive - Private Hire

+64 (3) 443 8646
+64 21 169 0782

Contact inDrive’s services to organise your private group. Small or Large chartered vehicles available for groups during the air-show weekend. Pre-bookings essential, Please call or email your request.

Taxi Service - Wanaka to Airshow or Return
On-demand Taxi Service available - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

KT Taxis

(03) 443 9368 or 0800 27 27 00


0800 92 62 82

Ridgeline Adventures

+64 27 602 4018

Specialises in providing VIP transport for guests attending Warbirds Over Wanaka 2018.

Rental Cars

Wanaka Rentacar

64 (3) 443 6641 or 64 274345 233 after hours 64 3 443 1231
2 Brownston St, Wanaka

Adventure Rentals

Call Barry on 021 436 050
51 Brownston Street, Wanaka