Tiny Wanaka is walkable from end-to-end, although there are several shuttle services that transport passengers around. Rural pubs often offer courtesy shuttles, so drinkers won’t have to drive.
By Bus -- Connectabus makes twice daily trips between Queenstown and Wanaka in both directions, with drop-offs and pick-ups at all the main ski area turnoffs and the Cardrona Pub, for NZ$35 one-way per person. Alpine Shuttles (tel. 0800/754-9262) depart from Outside Sports to Treble Cone and Cardrona ski areas at 8:15am every day of the ski season. Flying Bus’s (03/443-9193) vehicles pick up from anywhere in Wanaka and Albertown and only go to Treble Cone, for NZ$30 round-trip.
By Taxi -- Taxis are hard to hail here, so call Yello! Cabs to arrange a ride (tel. 03/443-5555).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.