Stay in Wanaka and ski New Zealand’s best family ski field with our 7 Day Wanaka Family Ski Packages in New Zealand. Wanaka is an ideal family destination, offering great views and a laid-back town centre filled with activities for all ages. With lift passes at Cardrona and Treble Cone, family-style accommodation, and rental car included, our family ski packages in New Zealand are perfect for stress-free travel.
Option to add Ski Kindy or Kids/Youth Ski Programmes:
The Cardrona Ski Kindy is a fully-licensed early childhood education facility with highly experienced & qualified teachers open 8.30am until 4pm. The centre caters for children aged 3months up until their 5th birthday, so whether you want your children to experience snow & learn to ski, or are after somewhere snug & comfy for them to hang while you hit the slopes, we have the perfect place for your family! Ask for childcare under questions.
Kids Ski Programmes are available from 10am – 4pm (Cardrona & Treble Cone) for children and youths aged 5-17 years. Kids Ski Programmes offer everything your kids need: lift passes, ski or snowboard hire and one or two daily lessons – ask for ‘Kids Ski Programmes’ under questions.
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70km / 1 hour
Arrive in Queenstown, the entry point to the Southern Lakes ski region.
Collect your rental car from Queenstown Airport, then drive over the stunning Crown Range 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 family ski adventures.
Stay 5 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 45 minutes
Driving time Wanaka to Treble Cone 29 km / 40 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to get your family ski holiday started!
Day one of your 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Cardrona is a relaxed and family-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.
**Your 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass is valid at both Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone. 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 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Have an amazing family ski experience at Cardrona or Treble Cone, then share the trials and triumphs at après-ski in Wanaka.
Day three of your 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Really explore the mountain today, ticking off trails as you venture around your favourite runs.
In the evening, while you’re resting those legs, you might like to catch a movie at Wanaka’s famous local theatre, Cinema Paradiso (hint: the homemade cookies and ice cream at half time are delicious).
Day four of your 4-Day Wanaka Ski Pass includes:
Fire up those ski legs for your last day on the slopes. Relish in the lifetime family memories.
Recover and rejuvenate!
Check out what Wanaka township has to offer. 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 bit of fun, spend the day at Crossfire, which has clay bird shooting, archery ranges, and a mini putt course.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour
After you have explored Wanaka, drive to Queenstown for two nights of relaxation and exploration.
Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Spend the day taking a look around the stunning lakeside town. Any family activity in Queenstown can be added to your ski package to finish your holiday on a high–suggestions include the Shotover Jet, night skiing at Coronet Peak, 4WD safaris to Middle-Earth, and lake cruises.
To recharge, add a family lunch or dinner at Walter Peak Station or at the top of the Skyline Gondola (your kids will have a great time on the hilltop luge!).
At your leisure, drop your rental car off at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.
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