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Duration 45 min
Distance 51 km
Average price $270
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to Lake Wānaka

The nearest airport to Lake Wānaka is Wanaka (WKA). However, there are better options for getting to Lake Wānaka. Ritchies Auckland operates a bus from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $34 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Recommended airport

Queenstown (ZQN)

  1. Queenstown Airport
  2. Lake Wānaka
2h 46m
Cheapest
$129 - $163
Other nearby airports

Christchurch (CHC)

  1. Christchurch
  2. Lake Wānaka
9h 7m
$280 - $383

Wanaka (WKA)

  1. Wanaka (WKA)
  2. Lake Wānaka
45 min
$140 - $180

Dunedin (DUD)

  1. Dunedin Airport
  2. Cromwell
  3. Lake Wānaka
5h 11m
$137 - $186

Nelson (NSN)

  1. Nelson i-SITE
  2. Blenheim
  3. Christchurch
  4. Tekapo
  5. Lake Wānaka
17h 58m
$403 - $538

Frequently asked questions

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The nearest airport to Lake Wānaka is Wanaka (WKA) Airport which is 17.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Queenstown (ZQN) (51 km) and Dunedin (DUD) (169 km).

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It takes 2h 46m to get from Wanaka to Queenstown (ZQN) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Queenstown (ZQN) Airport, which is 48.1 km away from Wanaka. The bus from Queenstown (ZQN) to Wanaka takes 2h 46m.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Lake Wānaka. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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