10 NIGHT SKI PACKAGE ONLY NZ$2,799 PP ALL INCLUSIVE:

  • 10 Nights in 4 Star Accommodation
  • 3 Day First Timer Package at Cardrona Alpine Resort
    • Includes lift passes, ski rental and lessons
  • 3 Day Wanaka Flexi Pass (Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone)
    • Includes lift passes and ski rental
  • 11 Day Car Rental, Toyota RAV4 4WD / Similar Automatic with Standard Insurance

 

*Child 0-4 years includes 6 Day Ski Kindy for under 5s, 8.30 am – 4.15 pm, including private lesson and ski hire.

Day 1 Wanaka

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 8 nights in Wanaka.

Day 2 Wanaka

Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 35 minutes

Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to learn how to ski or snowboard at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Day one of your 3-Day First Timer Package includes:

  • Learner Conveyor Lift Pass at Cardrona
  • 2 Lessons: 10.20 am – 12.20 pm and 1 pm – 3.30 pm
  • Rental Equipment: skis, boots, and poles or snowboard and boots

* Ski Kindy at Cardrona offers ski lessons for under 5’s, plus childcare in fully licensed Early Childhood Centres. The Ski Kindy provides an educational programme along with a ski experience led by specialist instructors in a dedicated children’s area. The under-5 price includes full day childcare (8.30 am – 4.15 pm), a short ski lesson, and equipment rental.

Day 3 Wanaka

Day two of your 3-Day First Timer Package includes:

  • Full-Mountain Lift Pass at Cardrona
  • 1 Lesson: 10.20 am – 12.20 pm or 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Rental Equipment: skis, boots, and poles or snowboard and boots

Test your new skills — collect your rental gear from the on-mountain rental shop and practice until your lesson starts.

Day 4 Wanaka

Day three of your Three Day First Timer Package includes:

  • Full-Mountain Lift Pass at Cardrona
  • 1 Lesson: 10.20 am – 12.20 pm or 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Rental Equipment: skis, boots, and poles or snowboard and boots

Now that you’re starting to get the hang of it, explore the mountain on your afternoon off and develop your skills.

Day 5 Wanaka

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 bit of fun, spend the day at Take a Shot, which has clay bird shooting, archery ranges, and a mini putt course.

Day 6 Wanaka

Driving time Wanaka to Treble Cone 29 km / 18 miles, 35 minutes

Day one of your 3-Day Flexi Pass includes:

  • Full-Mountain Lift Pass at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone
  • Rental Equipment: skis, boots, and poles or snowboard and boots

Pick and choose where you prefer to ski for your final three days. Your Flexi Pass covers both Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone Ski Area. Mix it up, or master the mountain and ski at your favourite ski field for your final three days.

Day 7 Wanaka

Day two of your 3-Day Flexi Pass includes:

  • Full-Mountain Lift Pass at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone
  • Rental Equipment: skis, boots, and poles or snowboard and boots

Explore the mountain with your friends and family. Show off your turns and new skills.

Day 8 Wanaka

Day three of your 3-Day Flexi Pass includes:

  • Full-Mountain Lift Pass at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone
  • Rental Equipment: skis, boots, and poles or snowboard and boots

It’s your last day skiing or snowboarding; soak up the atmosphere and enjoy.

Day 9 Queenstown

Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour

Spend the day exploring Queenstown. Any Queenstown activity can be added to your ski package to finish your holiday on a high. Suggestions include skydiving, bungy jumping, or the Shotover Jet.

To rejuvenate, add a Central Otago Wine Tour, lunch or dinner at Walter Peak Station, or dinner at the top of the Skyline Gondola.

Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.

Day 10 Queenstown

Make the most of your last day in Queenstown and add a top Queenstown activity. If you want to branch out a bit, you can add on a day trip to Milford Sound, known as the “eighth wonder of the world.”

Day 11 Depart Queenstown

At your leisure, drop your rental car off at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.