Wānaka Sun       

Promote Your Brand

Help people discover your business by promoting your brand in the Wanaka Sun.

Whether you are a new business or an existing business, if you want to reach locals, visitors, tourists and holiday homeowners, expand your client base and increase your sales, you need to be advertising in the Wanaka Sun.

Published every Thursday, copies of the Wanaka Sun are delivered free to every urban and rural letterbox across Wanaka, Hawea, Albert Town and surrounds.

Take advantage of our huge online reach.  Ask about the great deals in our Introductory Offer! To advertise on the popular Wanaka Sun website, take a look at our latest rate card here: Wanaka Sun Online Rate Card

Deadlines for Print and Online Advertising

  • For ads provided by you: If your ad is print ready we require it by midday Tuesday on the week of publication. 
  • For ads created by us: If you would like our in-house designer to create your ad we require your ad content/artwork by 4pm Friday, the week prior to publication. 


Ad bookings should be made by 4pm on Friday the week prior to the edition.  Email our advertising team to book now 

We will take late bookings where possible, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to include your advert if booked past the deadline.

Print Advertising Specifications

The Wanaka Sun is a tabloid size publication. Each page is 8 columns wide and 37cm high.

To get a personalised quote and advice on the advertising options that best suit your needs, please email our advertising team

All prices are for full colour advertising, advert artwork design by our in-house designer and expert advertising strategy advice at no additional cost.

Print-ready artwork should be provided as a PDF file created to the exact size specifications of your advert space. No bleed is required on artwork.

For online advertising specs - see: Wanaka Sun Online Advertising

Digital Advertising Specifications


MREC 1, MREC 2, MREC 3: 300x250

Leaderboard: 728x90

Top Content Banner, Base Content Banner: 468x60

Skyscraper: 160x600


MREC: 300x250

Leaderboard, Leaderboard Footer: 320x50

Contact The Wanaka Sun

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Phone us on: 03 443 5252

Over 7,500 copies of the Wanaka Sun are delivered free every week.  

In addition to the printed copies, over 8000 copies of the weekly paper are seen by our huge online audience.

Copies of the Wanaka Sun are also delivered to businesses, cafes, retail outlets, hotels/motels and camping grounds, and it is available from collection points in Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Luggate, Makarora, Tarras and Cromwell.

We increase our print run during the peak summer holidays by up to 50%.

The Wanaka Sun is the highest circulated weekly newspaper in the area.

Email the Wanaka Sun advertising sales team: adrep@thewanakasun.co.nz

We offer a large range of traditional and alternative advertising options to suit every need and budget.

Do you use Bartercard? We accept payment of up to 50% of your advertising costs using Bartercard.