Event Location


"Last year I got the opportunity to race in Red Bull Defiance for the first time alongside my good friend Sia Svenson. Living in the area, I knew the course was spectacular, but also tough. What an opportunity to race against the best off road endurance athletes in the world and to be able to show case the spectacular scenery of my home to the world. It was one of the most scenic races I have done, very well organised and gave all racers the opportunity to go places that are otherwise inaccessible. Such a pleasure to race from home and have the local support, with so many volunteers and people of Wanaka getting behind the event. Thank you Red Bull for running such a world class multisport staged race. I hope to do it again, it's hard to resist taking part in one of the best races on the calendar. "


Host Town - Wanaka


Wanaka, sheltered behind the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand, is the ideal holiday destination. There is something for everyone, whatever your age, ability or sense of adventure. From fishing to flightseeing, tramping to tennis, horsetrekking to heli skiing, goldpanning to golfing. Close to the Mount Aspiring National Park, the area is a natural paradise.

About an hour’s drive from Queenstown, Wanaka is very near several excellent ski areas (such as Treble Cone and Cardrona) and some very good places to go tramping. Many of the most popular activities in Wanaka involve the beautiful lake. While the pace of life here is far more sedate and less huried than in Queenstown, Wanaka features many of the same high adrenalin activities and adventures. So if you want to do your paragliding, jetboating or rap jumping in a more quiet and secluded atmosphere, Wanaka might just be the place

© Wanaka Tourism © Red Bull Defiance

Wanaka Visitor Enquiries:
Wanaka i-Site Visitor Centre
103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

 +64 3 443 1233

Freephone: 0508 292 628

Email: bookings@wanaka.co.nz

Homepage: www.lakewanaka.co.nz

Race HQ - Edgewater Wanaka


Stay in Lake Wanaka’s only accommodation directly on the shores of Lake Wanaka! Step into Edgewater’s spacious guest rooms and you’ll be spellbound by views of the magnificent Southern Alps and azure blue Lake Wanaka, which is only metres from your room.

We provide solutions to your Wanaka accommodation needs by offering three types of guest rooms; hotel/studio room, self-contained accommodation in luxury one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom apartments, which respectively cater to your every need.

© Edgewater Resort Wanaka

Edgewater Resort Wanaka Visitor Enquiries:
54 Sargood Drive,
Lake Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 443 0011

Freephone: 0800 108 311

Email: reservations@edgewater.co.nz

Homepage: www.edgewater.co.nz

Find Us - Edgewater Wanaka