Facilities & Services

Wanaka New Zealand is a good sized ski town so there are plenty of facilities and services to support a ski holiday.

Wanaka Ski Hire and Snowboard Rental Wanaka has more ski and snowboard shops than you can poke a stick at, so rates for ski hire and snowboard rental are pretty competitive. Most shops offer standard rental equipment as well as performance gear. Many Wanaka ski hire shops also hire powder skis if you’re lucky enough to be going heli skiing with Harris Mountains Heliski or Southern Lakes Heliski.

Outside Sports (Dunmore Street opposite the New World supermarket) and Racers Edge (99 & 103 Ardmore St) are all good rental operations. Outside Sport’s rental rates are pretty inexpensive whilst Racers Edge is a little more expensive, but they have the relative quality you’d expect for the prices. 

If you want really cheap snowboard and ski hire in Wanaka, head to Rocket Rentals (39 Helwick Street).

The Wanaka ski fields rent gear which is worthwhile pursuing if you are planning on riding at only one mountain. On-mountain ski hire is more expensive than in town, but it has the advantage of not having to haul your gear up the mountain each day, and the flexibility to change gear during the day if necessary.

Facilities for Children Lots of the hotels can organise child care and some of the large accommodation resorts have kids’ play areas.

Cardrona ski resort has fantastic child care options. Conversely Treble Cone has very limited child care. It is only for 3 to 6 year olds and for a maximum of 2 hours.

Wanaka Ski Hire Outside Sports