Arrive in New Zealand’s premier ski destination, Queenstown! The scene of adventure, 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 4 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 3-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 3-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 3-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Fire up those legs and head up Coronet Peak or The Remarkables Ski Fields.
Today enjoy a half day Central Otago Wine Tour! There’s no better way to spend a day of relaxation!
Immerse yourself among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago on a 5 1/2 hour Boutique Wine Tour, sampling wine from two different wine sub-regions.
Day three of your 3-Day NZSki Pass includes:
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70 km / 1 hour
When you’ve finished skiing in Queenstown, drive over the stunning Crown Range to Wanaka along New Zealand’s highest state highway. Mountains frame the road, snow dusting their slopes, and there are photo stops aplenty.
When you arrive in the vibrant, laid-back ski town of Wanaka, check in to your accommodation and get settled in. You can venture downtown to check out the lake and the local shops, or relax in your accommodation while gearing up for your ski adventures.
Stay 4 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.
On your day off, indulge in the rest and recovery options Wanaka offers. Take a long, lazy lunch beside the lake, visit Puzzling World or the National Toy and Transport Museum, or take a walk along one of the stunning tracks. For a more sophisticated option, try a wine tasting and enjoy the sweeping views from Rippon Winery.
Driving time Wanaka to Franz Josef 285 km / 4 hours
With an abundance of short walks and scenic stops on the Haast Pass Highway, your journey to Franz Josef will be filled with exploration. As you head further north towards New Zealand’s most famous glaciers, you will wind through lush rainforest and past stunning coastal vistas.
A scenic helicopter flight is available as an add-on, where you will glide above Westland National Park for stunning views of the Southern Alps before landing in the snow.
Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.
Driving time Franz Josef to Greymouth 180 km / 2.5 hours
Train travel Greymouth to Christchurch 223 km / 138 miles, 4.5 hours
Take the scenic drive north to Greymouth, where you will drop off your rental car and climb aboard the TranzAlpine train for the ‘trip of a lifetime.’ You will cut through the majestic Southern Alps, with thrilling vistas over deep gorges and brilliant rivers, before passing into the gentle farmlands of the Canterbury plains.
Arrive in the Gateway to the South, Christchurch City.
Discover Christchurch City in the evening and celebrate a fantastic New Zealand holiday!
Stay 1 night in Christchurch.
At your leisure, take a taxi or shuttle to Christchurch Airport and depart Christchurch.
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