Living The Dream Since 99'

Welcome to the BaseNZ family

The BaseNZ crew live, work and play & ride in Wanaka, Queenstown and the surrounding Southern Lakes area.  Our flagship Wanaka store has been an integral part of the Wanaka community since 1999.

We are spread across multiple retail stores that change offering depending on the season. Wanaka Est '99, Queenstown (Opened June '19); and of course online offer a massive range of ski, snowboard and snow gear in the winter months. Then come summer they transfer into your go-to store for all things lake, beach and fashion. In the winter we also have Rocket Snow Rentals in Wanaka and Base Ultimate Ski and Snowboard rentals in both Wanaka and Queenstown. Our team all have one quality in common – passion for what we sell.

Whether it’s a passion for life itself, getting in amongst water sports on the lake or shredding our way through winter, we all froth the Wanaka and Queenstown lifestyle, which enables us to give you, our customers the best possible advice and gear. We want to ensure your riding experience and apparel choices suit your needs, so you can enjoy Wanaka in all its glory- with steeze and style.

To make sure we can deliver, we make sure that we put in the hard yards aka; testing the equipment personally (it’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it ;)

Our team love what we do, and the culture that is BaseNZ. Giving back to our customers is such an important part of what we do, which is why we have a whole selection of awesome and unique to BaseNZ offers.

25 years strong….so we’ve got a pretty damn good backstory for you…

Let us take you back to 1999, where two fine gentlemen by the names of Brent & Chris settled in Wanaka after many seasons chasing phat pow-pow in snow resorts across the globe.

They turned their passion for skiing and snowboarding into their first business called ‘BASE’, right in the centre of the Wanaka township.

The first BASE store specialized in streetwear, ski & snowboard hardware, outerwear PLUS ski and snowboard rental! Jeez, it's a wonder how it all fitted in there.

Next, a premium ski and snowboard rental unit, Base Ultimate Rentals joined the party as well as the Base Ultimate Workshop (operated initially out of the garage under the art centre), now located in its own dedicated, specialist workshop at 39 Helwick Street behind Rocket Rentals.

Fast forward to 2019 and the Base family has extended and grown in many directions.  

Although the Base name still runs strong, the Wanaka Streetwear Store is now a brother only by name, as we now have our own branches which consist of BaseNZ our online store and our other business limbs of; Bike Lounge, Base Ultimate Rentals, BaseNZ & Base Ultimate Workshop.

Nowadays we love to hook up skiers, snowboarders and fashion followers from all over NZ with the latest styles, brands and products. For holidaymakers, locals and those in the know, the Base NZ store on Helwick St is a go to. To learn more about all our other stores just click the logo’s above.

Live large with BASE NZ - Living a great story since 1999.

Check out our Base NZ stores at...

Wanaka - 12 Helwick St 

Queenstown - 19 Grant Rd, Queenstown Central, Frankton