Arrive in New Zealand’s premier ski destination, Queenstown! The scene of family adventures, beauty, relaxation, and entertainment, Queenstown is sure to impress. Collect your rental car from the airport and head off to discover the attractive lakeside town, or simply unwind in your accommodation.
Stay 5 nights in Queenstown.
Driving time Queenstown to Coronet Peak 16 km / 25 minutes
Driving time Queenstown to The Remarkables 24 km / 45 minutes
Day one of your 2-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Coronet Peak boasts spectacular roller coaster terrain, making it one of New Zealand’s most exciting ski destinations for snow lovers of any ability.
The Remarkables mountain range is a true alpine experience, offering terrain and facilities to suit everyone from beginners to experts. Snowboarders will find plenty to keep them entertained as well!
**Your 2-day ski pass is valid for both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, and your ski days do NOT have to be consecutive. The schedule outlined here is just an example of how you can plan your stay.**
Day two of your 2-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Fire up those legs and head up Coronet Peak or The Remarkables Ski Field.
Your once-in-a-lifetime ski adventure starts here!
Experience 2 spectacular runs in untouched backcountry powder, then take a well-earned break to enjoy a sumptuous mountain-top lunch. Your afternoon is spent carving your signature down 2 more untouched powder slopes.
*Option to upgrade to up to 8 runs – only NZD$85 extra per run.
Relax in Queenstown for the day and rest your ski legs after three amazing days in the mountains. You can add a third day to your Queenstown ski pass, or spend the day exploring Queenstown.
Any adventure activity in Queenstown can be added to your ski package–suggestions include the Shotover Jet, night skiing at Coronet Peak, 4WD safaris to Middle-Earth, and cruises across lake Wakatipu.
Driving time Queenstown to Te Anau 171 km / 2.5 hours
Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the closest town to Milford Sound. Located on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the township is an attractive destination in its own right.
In the afternoon, take the magical Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour, which begins with a cruise across beautiful Lake Te Anau. Explore a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous glow of thousands of glowworms. The underground galaxy of glowworms is an incredible sight!
Stay 2 nights in Te Anau.
Driving time Te Anau to Milford Sound 116 km / 1.5 hours (each way)
Today, you’ll enjoy a stunning 2.5 hour Milford Sound Nature Cruise!
The Milford Road (between Te Anau and Milford) is one of the finest alpine drives in the world.
Get up close and personal with Milford Sound as you cruise the length of the fiord. Learn about the history of the region, and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces, and watch out for dolphins, seals, and–if you’re lucky– the rare Fiordland crested penguins. Milford Nature Cruises have a flexible extended itinerary, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and take in the highlights
Driving time Te Anau to Wanaka 227 km / 3.5 hours
Drive through historic Central Otago to reach Wanaka, When you arrive in the vibrant, laid-back ski town, check in to your accommodation and get settled in. You can venture downtown to explore the lake and the local shops, or relax in your accommodation while gearing up for your family ski adventures.
Stay 3 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 45 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to get your Wanaka mountain mojo on.
Day one of your 2-Day Cardrona Alpine Resort Pass includes:
Cardrona is a relaxed and friendly ski area that has been entertaining skiers and snowboarders for 35 years. Explore it all – wide open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun free-ride terrain, and world class parks and pipes.
Day two of your 2-Day Cardrona Alpine Resort Pass includes:
As your last day on the slopes comes to an end, head to the historic Cardrona Hotel and soak up the electric atmosphere with après-ski beside the roaring fire.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70 km / 1 hour
Make your way to Queenstown Airport and drop off your rental car. Depart Queenstown at your leisure.
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