*Option to ski at Treble Cone
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 before driving 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 reach the vibrant, laid-back ski town of Wanaka, check in to your accommodation and get settled in. You can venture downtown to explore the stunning lakeside town, or relax in your accommodation while gearing up for your ski holiday adventures.
Stay 5 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 45 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to to get your ski holiday started!
Day one of your 3-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.
**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 Cardrona Alpine Resort Pass includes:
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).
Recover and rejuvenate!
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 the stunning tracks. For a more sophisticated option, discover the taste of Central Otago at the Rippon Winery.
Day three of your 3-Day Cardrona Alpine Resort Pass includes:
Last chance to push those ski legs a little harder! Afterwards, celebrate your amazing New Zealand ski holiday with après-ski in Wanaka.
Recover and rejuvenate!
Have a late brunch in Wanaka, taking in the breathtaking views for the last time.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour
Make your way to Queenstown, check-in to your hotel and laze around Queenstown for the day.
Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Spend the day exploring Queenstown. Any Queenstown activity 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, skydiving, or bungy jumping.
To recharge, add lunch or dinner at Walter Peak Station or at the top of Skyline Gondola.
At your leisure, drop your rental car off at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.
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