Wanaka is a one-hour drive away from the Queenstown International Airport and don’t worry about the drive because it’s one that you’ll surely enjoy because of the scenery. There are buses that will take you from the airport to Wanaka. Daily coach services are regularly provided by major companies like InterCity, Atomic Shuttles, and Ritchies. Private shuttles are available too, if you’re travelling with a group or if you want more privacy.
Once you reach your accommodation, you can ride a shuttle bus that leave from downtown and will take you to Cardrona, Treble Cone, and Snow Farm. If you want to drive, you can make arrangements at the airport. You’ll have plenty of vehicle options to choose from, not to mention the diverse extras like GPS and ski racks. Some van companies also offer door to door mountain transport, even Queenstown transfers using 4-wheel drive vehicles that can accommodate up to 7 passengers. Pickup times are also flexible so you won’t feel rushed.
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