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4 day Wanaka Ski Weekender

Enjoy a incredible Wanaka winter break next winter with a 4 day stay in the heart of New Zealand ski country. Staying in beautifully appointed 4 star accommodation, your 2 days lift pass to Cardrona ski field, plus all your rental equipment is included in this fantastic getaway package.

  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 4 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 Weekender - at a glance (See detailed itinerary)  

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

Day 2: Explore the runs at either Cardrona Ski Resort or Treble Cone
Accommodation: Edgewater

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

Day 4: Return to Queenstown for your flight home

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4 day Wanaka Ski Weekender - Detailed Itinerary  

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

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekender - 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: Edgewater

Edgewater 4 star hotel is set in a peaceful location overlooking Lake Wanaka with an onsite restaurant and bar. Choose from hotel or self-catering accommodation with easy driving access to both Treble Cone (25 minutes) and Cardrona (40 minutes).

Day 2: Explore the runs at either Cardrona Ski Resort or Treble Cone

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekender - 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: Edgewater

Edgewater 4 star hotel is set in a peaceful location overlooking Lake Wanaka with an onsite restaurant and bar. Choose from hotel or self-catering accommodation with easy driving access to both Treble Cone (25 minutes) and Cardrona (40 minutes).

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

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekender - 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: Edgewater

Edgewater 4 star hotel is set in a peaceful location overlooking Lake Wanaka with an onsite restaurant and bar. Choose from hotel or self-catering accommodation with easy driving access to both Treble Cone (25 minutes) and Cardrona (40 minutes).

Day 4: Return to Queenstown for your flight home

4 day Wanaka Ski Weekender - 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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