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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;

Wanaka to Treble Cone Map

Shuttle bus to Treble Cone

treble cone Express shuttle

The Treble Cone Express is being continued in 2017 following such a successful season in 2016!

The TC Express Shuttle departs for Treble Cone Town Office (24 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka) at 8am, calling into Edgewater and Ramada Resort on the way to the mountain. If you are being collected from either of these two hotels, you need to have already purchased your bus ticket and be ready at 8am.

For the return to Wanaka, the TC Express Shuttle leaves the mountain at 4pm.

Uphill Departure Schedule  
Depart TC Town Office (24 Dungarvon Street) 8:00 am
Arrive at Treble Cone 8:45 am
Downhill Departure Schedule  
Depart Treble Cone 4:00 pm     
Arrive at Treble Cone Town Office (24 Dungarvon Street) 4:45 pm
Shuttle PricingAdult ReturnChild ReturnSenior ReturnStudent Return
Bus Only $ 29 $ 17 $ 23 $ 23
Bus + Lift Pass $ 120 $ 64 $ 84 $ 94
Bus + Lift Pass & Rental $ 154 $ 91 $ 133 $ 143
Bus + Scenic Ride + Lunch^ $ 54 $ 42 $ 48 $ 48

^ Lunch: 1x Pizza Slice at Altitude Espresso and Pizza + Hot Drink included in Scenic Chairlift Ride.

* All transport subject to availability. No refund for missed bookings.

payment and Booking Process

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

  • Treble Cone Wanaka Office: +64 3 443 1406 (Open 7am  – 6pm daily)
  • Guest Services at Treble Cone: +64 3 443 7443 (Open 8am – 4pm daily)
  • Wanaka iSite: +64 3 443 1233 (Open 8.30am – 6.30pm daily)

If you buy your bus fare online you will need to ring the Treble Cone Town office (see above) to book your seat and confirm your pick up point. 

If you are purchasing your ticket at either of the above locations you will be asked the following - which date you would like to travel, you preferred departure time and pick up point, the TC Town Office, Edgewater or Ramada Resort.

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

Skilink Logo Kiwi Discovery

Wanaka* (return) 8:45am $ 52
Treble Cone 4pm  
Wanaka pickup in front of YHA (Purple Cow)

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