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Getting from Wanaka to Treble Cone

Treble Cone is the closest ski resort to Wanaka, located a short 29km / 30 minute scenic drive along the tranquil shores of Lake Wanaka. Free mountain parking available at the Base Lodge and at the bottom of the access road. If you're heading up to Treble Cone from Wanaka for one or several days, in addition to driving yourself there are the following transport options;

  • The FREE Wanaka Treble Cone Express is our new shuttle service from Wanaka
  • The FREE Treble Cone Shuttle departs from the bottom of TC Access Road.
  • There are also private transfer options available from Wanaka to Treble Cone

Wanaka to Treble Cone Map

Shuttle bus to Treble Cone


The Wanaka Treble Cone Express is a free bus that has five different pick up and drop off locations situated around Wanaka, the Wanaka Treble Cone Express departs for Treble Cone at 7:30am daily, and departs Treble Cone for return to Wanaka at 2pm daily.

Uphill Departure Schedule 
Oakridge Resort 7:30 am 9:30 am
Distinction Resort          7:40 am 9:40 am
Town Office 7:50 am 9:50 am
Edgewater Hotel 8:00 am 10:00 am
Ramada Hotel 8:10 am 10:10 am

Downhill Departure Schedule  
Early Bird return departs Treble Cone - calling into all Uphill Departure Locations enroute if required 2:00pm     
Mid Morning return departs Treble Cone - calling into all Uphill Departure Locations enroute if required 4:00pm

Booking Process

Transport on the Treble Cone Express shuttle service between Wanaka and the mountain can be booked through the following locations:

*Return times can be changed subject to availability. Please report to the TC Mountain Office to check availablity.

When booking a seat on this service you will be asked to select a date and a pick up location where you will board the bus.Bookings are to be made 24hrs prior to pickup.

Refer to above table for pick up/drop off locations and times


The Treble Cone Shuttle is a free shuttle that travels up and down Treble Cone Road. The shuttle will be departing frequently from the bottom of the Treble Cone Access road. Cars may be left in the bottom car park. Coffee and lift passes can be purchased whilst waiting for the shuttle.

Transport Specific TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • This service is operated by Go Bus Transport under contract to Treble Cone.
  • Alcohol must not be consumed on this service at any time.
  • Any date or service changes requested once a booking is completed will be subject to availability.
  • To ensure the Service remains on schedule, the bus will not be able to wait for customers who are not at their selected departure point at the departure time.
  • No refunds will be issued in the event a booked service is missed by the customer. If a seat exists on a later bus on the same day Guest Services may be able to re-schedule your booking.
  • If you decide to leave the mountain by other means throughout the day, please notify Guest Services to avoid unnecessary Search and Rescue costs.
  • Any additional products such as a Lift Pass or Scenic Chairlift Ride packaged up with transport must be used on the same day as the transport.
  • Any pre-purchased transport vouchers not redeemed prior to the close of the Treble Cone snow season will not be refunded.
  • In the event Treble Cone is ‘closed’ or ‘on hold’ on the day of a booked service the booking may be moved to another day.
  • No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage to client’s personal property whilst on any Express Shuttle service up the mountain.

NEW Treble Cone Express Shuttle Service

  • WTT mountain transferThe Black Van - Luxury Transport
    Booking: 0800 874 537

    Luxury 4WD vehicle carrying up to 7 passengers + ski gear. Times to suit your schedule.
Mountain Transfer ServiceAdultChildFamily
Treble Cone (Return) - Daily Rate $ 50 $ 38 $ 165
Treble Cone (Return) - 5 Day Multi Rate $ 245 $ 170 $ 820
Treble Cone (Return) EXCLUSIVE (1-7 pax) POA    
Child - up to 15 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult). Family - 2 adults & 2 children.
Pick-up & drop-off at your Wanaka accommodation

  • Wanaka Ski ConciergeWanaka Concierge
    +64 27 390 2152

    Wanaka's premium hassle-free private transfer service from your Wanaka accommodation to Treble Cone and to/from Queenstown Airport.                                                                                                                      


Private Mountain Transfer ServicePer Vehicle
Treble Cone (Return) From NZ$ POA
Maximum of 6 people per vehicle