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4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend

With lovely 3 star accommodation to return to in the evening, hit the local ski field at Cardrona on this awesome 4 day Wanaka ski getaway. Your included 2 day lift pass can easily be extended for an extra day on the snow if you need more winter action, just ask us and we'll sort it for you!

  This Ski New Zealand package starts at (per person, double/twin share)
  4 days / 3 nights arriving Queenstown, departing Queenstown
  Accommodation on this package is: Hotel 3 star (Customisable? YES )
  2 full days Skiing at a Wanaka ski resort
  3 days rental car, inc. insurance, unlimited kms, snow chains and ski racks
  Ski pack: includes everything you need to have a great winter holiday - see here
  • Includes: 2 day lift pass for Cardona Ski field

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend - at a glance (See detailed itinerary)  

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown then its a short drive to Wanaka
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 2: Explore the runs at Cardrona Ski Resort
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 3: Another day of skiing at either of these 2 iconic resorts
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 4: Return to Queenstown for your flight home

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4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown then its a short drive to Wanaka

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend - day 1

Your itinerary, lift passes, car and accommodation bookings

As well as getting everything you need to have a great trip sent to you electronically (yes we are really clever like that!), a super dooper tour pack containing everything you need will be waiting for you at your accommodation. In short - we take care of the paperwork!

Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

Ski New Zealand rental cars are all specially equipped with ski racks and chains (for grip in the snow - not evening entertainment!). We have a superb range of cars from all the top companies and with a range of insurance options and inclusions that will suit you perfectly.

Leaving Queenstown take the short drive to Wanaka

Today you’ll take the short drive to Wanaka.  Choose from either the Crown Range Road which may need snow chains fitted depending on conditions, or the slightly longer route via the Kawarau Gorge and past Cromwell.

Arrive into Wanaka and collect Cardrona card

Welcome to Wanaka for your winter ski or snowboarding holiday.  It’s not just the skiing that makes Wanaka a fantastic winter destination, there’s also the spectacular scenery, amazing adventures and endless activities to keep you entertained when you’re not on the slopes.  After each action packed day, you’ll also find a superb variety of cafes and restaurants to relax and refuel at.

Today we recommend you visit the Cardrona Alpine Resort Wanaka Office located at the corner of Helwick and Dunmore Streets and collect your Cardrona card.  This will save you heaps of time tomorrow as you’ll avoid the morning queues and can head straight to the mountain with more time to ski and ride.  When you visit the Cardrona Wanaka Office please take your Ski New Zealand itinerary with you as the staff will need the reference number off this.  Each person in your group receives their own card and must collect their own card as your photo will be taken at the time of issue.  All your lift passes, rental equipment, lessons etc will be loaded onto your card.

Your Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel consists of Double, Twin and Triple Hotel Rooms. Many with a view of the Lake, also available are Economy Rooms great value for up to 4 people in the same room. All rooms have en suite bathroom, TV and Wifi.

Day 2: Explore the runs at Cardrona Ski Resort

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend - day 2

Cardrona ski field

Cardrona ski field is located between Wanaka and Queenstown so it's handy to both alpine resorts. Set over 345 hectares with 20% beginner, 55% intermediate and 25% advanced there are runs to suit all abilities. Cardrona offers parks and pipes of different levels for those that enjoy jumps and freestyle snow fun. If you're bringing the family, Cardrona has the best facilities for kids with a nursery for 3 months to 3yrs, ski kindy for 3-4 yrs and kids ski school for 5yr+. There's also ski school for the big kids no matter your skill level. With onsite full ski and snowboard gear rental available you don't have to worry about packing gear and when you need to rest the legs or fuel your fire, there are 5 cafes on the mountain so you'll find whatever you're craving.

Cardrona ski field 2 Day Multi Lift Pass

Cardrona ski field is located between Wanaka and Queenstown so it's handy to both alpine resorts. Set over 345 hectares with 20% beginner, 55% intermediate and 25% advanced there are runs to suit all abilities. Cardrona offers parks and pipes of different levels for those that enjoy jumps and freestyle snow fun. If you're bringing the family, Cardrona offers the best facilities for kids with a nursery for 3 months to 3yrs, ski kindy for 3-4 yrs and kids ski school for 5yr+. There's also ski school for the big kids no matter their skill level. With onsite full ski and snowboard gear rental available you don't have to worry about packing gear and when you need to rest the legs or fuel your fire, there are 5 cafes on the mountain so you'll find whatever you're craving.

Your Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel consists of Double, Twin and Triple Hotel Rooms. Many with a view of the Lake, also available are Economy Rooms great value for up to 4 people in the same room. All rooms have en suite bathroom, TV and Wifi.

Day 3: Another day of skiing at either of these 2 iconic resorts

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend - day 3

Cardrona ski field

Cardrona ski field is located between Wanaka and Queenstown so it's handy to both alpine resorts. Set over 345 hectares with 20% beginner, 55% intermediate and 25% advanced there are runs to suit all abilities. Cardrona offers parks and pipes of different levels for those that enjoy jumps and freestyle snow fun. If you're bringing the family, Cardrona has the best facilities for kids with a nursery for 3 months to 3yrs, ski kindy for 3-4 yrs and kids ski school for 5yr+. There's also ski school for the big kids no matter your skill level. With onsite full ski and snowboard gear rental available you don't have to worry about packing gear and when you need to rest the legs or fuel your fire, there are 5 cafes on the mountain so you'll find whatever you're craving.

Your Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel consists of Double, Twin and Triple Hotel Rooms. Many with a view of the Lake, also available are Economy Rooms great value for up to 4 people in the same room. All rooms have en suite bathroom, TV and Wifi.

Day 4: Return to Queenstown for your flight home

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekend - day 4

Travel from Wanaka to Queenstown

From Wanaka there are two routes you can take to get to Queenstown.  Either head over the Crown Range Road, New Zealand’s highest sealed road (make sure you’re carrying snow chains and check the road conditions) or take the longer route via Cromwell and the Kawarau Gorge.

Take one last spin around Queenstown before returning your car to the airport.

If time allows sneak in a few more Queenstown sights or maybe take an early morning ride on the Skyline gondola before returning your rental car to the airport and catching your flight home.

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