Getting Around

There are a range of transport options available, including private transfers, shuttles and regular bus services, to help you explore the region or transfer to/from Wānaka Airport.  

If you’re planning a self-drive holiday, here’s some useful information to help you make the most of your trip:

Travelling distances may look short on a map but the type of road, terrain and number of photo opportunities along the way can dramatically change how long it takes you to get from A to B.  Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, and check driving times and distances with the AA Travel calculator.

New Zealand driving conditions can be very different to what you’re used to at home. We drive on the left-hand side of the road, some of our roads are narrow, winding and have loose gravel, and it’s not unusual to see sheep or cattle on roads in rural areas.  Check out DriveSafe for everything you need to know about driving here. 

As an alpine region, we need to be prepared to deal with snow, ice and gritted roads in the winter months so it’s good to be prepared and confident that you can drive safely in challenging conditions.  Here are some handy tips on weather and road reports, winter driving do and don’ts, and what to carry in your vehicle.