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 arrive in 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 7 nights in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Cardrona Alpine Resort 34 km / 45 minutes
Driving time Wanaka to Treble Cone 29 km / 35 minutes
Breathe in the fresh mountain air; it’s time to to get your ski holiday started!
Day one of your 3+2 Day 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.
Treble Cone is the largest ski field in the Queenstown Lakes District, providing access to 550ha of rideable terrain. You’ll find something for all abilities. Covering a leg-burning 700m of vertical, Treble Cone is recognised for its long runs and uncrowded piste and off-piste trails.
**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+2 Day Pass includes:
Have an amazing ski experience at either Cardrona or Treble Cone, then share the trials and triumphs at après-ski in Wanaka.
Day three of your 3+2 Day Pass includes:
Really explore the mountain today, ticking off trails as you venture around your favourite runs.
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 four of your 3+2 Day Pass includes:
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 five of your 3+2 Day 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.
Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown 70km / 1 hour
At your leisure, drive to Queenstown, drop your rental car off at Queenstown Airport, and depart Queenstown.
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