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7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway

With your 3 day lift pass to Cardrona included in this week long Wanaka ski holiday, you'll be zooming down the slopes in no time! Stay in lovely 3 star accommodation and use your extra time to explore this incredible corner of the world.

  This Ski New Zealand package starts at (per person, twin/double share)
  7 days / 6 nights arriving Queenstown, departing Queenstown
  Accommodation on this package is: Hotel 3 star (Customisable? YES )
  3 full days Skiing at a Wanaka ski resort
  6 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: 3 day lift pass for Cardona Ski field

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - at a glance (See detailed itinerary)  

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown, collect your car and take the short drive to Wanaka
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 2: Explore Cardrona Ski Resort today
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 3: Take to the slopes for another powder day
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 4: More skiing or maybe a rest day
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 5: Another day on the slopes - you decide with the Flexipass
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 6: Explore Wanaka or have a final hurrah on the slopes
Accommodation: Wanaka Hotel

Day 7: Return to Queenstown and depart for home

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7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown, collect your car and take the short drive to Wanaka

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - 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.

Take the short drive from Queenstown to Wanaka

Head out of Queenstown and over New Zealand's highest sealed road, Crown Range Road before dropping into Wanaka. Take it easy as this road can be a little 'interesting' in winter. There are plenty of signs advising the road conditions and there is a slightly longer but lower altitude route via Cromwell. If you do take the Crown Range route then you should time your trip to stop at the Cardrona Hotel for 'sustenance'. This 'world famous in New Zealand' landmark will have some great food and a welcoming log fire.

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 Cardrona Ski Resort today

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - day 2

Cardrona ski field 3 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: Take to the slopes for another powder day

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - 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: More skiing or maybe a rest day

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - day 4

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 5: Another day on the slopes - you decide with the Flexipass

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 6: Explore Wanaka or have a final hurrah on the slopes

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - day 6

Explore the winter wonderland of Wanaka

Wanaka is situated in the ideal position for those who love powder days.  Set on the shores of Lake Wanaka, this alpine village boasts a warm laid back atmosphere, with a range of cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy your après ski chill out session.  While visiting Wanaka you’ll have two of the Southern Hemisphere’s best ski fields just a short drive away.  Treble Cone which has been voted the best ski field in New Zealand for two years running and family friendly Cardrona Ski Resort, perfect for first timers.  When you’re not hitting the slopes there are plenty of other activities in Wanaka to keep you entertained, including miles of scenic walking and biking tracks, vineyards to visit and for inside activities for the kids check out the weird and wacky Puzzling World, the Transport and Toy Museum or the indoor climbing wall, great for burning off excess energy.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - The Thrill Seeker Adventure Combo

Oxbow The Adventure Company is located in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and is proud to exist as a passionate provider of one hundred percent super-charged, pure Kiwi fun - all set in a private paradise. During the Thrill Seeker combo you will take a ride in the ultimate off roader, the jet sprint boat and shoot some targets at the Oxbow Gun Club.

The Ultimate Off-Roader is a one-of a kind, custom built all-terrain vehicle that goes everywhere. This is Oxbow’s most unique adventure experience. Creek jumping, rock hopping and cliff climbing around a specially designed course of steep gullies, boulders and some ridiculous angles, is all in a day’s work for this Beast. Prepare to be totally unprepared!

When you board the Jet Sprint Boat you will learn how it feels to fly on water. Literally. This speed demon is the only custom built 4-seater Jet Sprint boat in New Zealand, and guarantees to make a ‘screamer’ out of everyone it has the pleasure of meeting. Accelerating at an incredible 0 to 100km in only 2.5 seconds your expert jet sprint boat driver will negotiate you around Oxbow’s very own Aqua-Track before you’ve had a moment to catch your breath. This ride is guaranteed to get you wet!

Become an honorary guest at the exclusive Oxbow Gun Club!  You can enjoy a spot of healthy competition pelting clays against one of New Zealand’s most magnificent rural backdrops, whilst enjoying the unique atmosphere of Oxbow’s purpose built Gun Club. Enjoy one-on-one guidance in clay target shooting from an experienced instructor to ensure no clay gets away alive.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Central Otago Afternoon Wine Tour

Winter in Central Otago is a magical time, with crisp days and frosty mornings.  A great way to unwind from your previous days adventures on the slopes is to join an afternoon wine tour of the boutique vineyards and wineries that the region is famous for.  Travelling in a small group you’ll explore the countryside surrounding Wanaka as you visit 4 specially chosen vineyards.  You’ll taste the delicious Pinot Noir the region is best known for as well as excellent examples of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay.  Enjoy a gourmet canapé matched tasting at one of the vineyards and throughout the tour take in the magical Central scenery.

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 7: Return to Queenstown and depart for home

7 day Wanaka Ski Getaway - day 7

Wanaka to Queenstown

Leaving Wanaka you head over New Zealand's highest sealed road, Crown Range Road before dropping into Queenstown.

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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