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Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days

Indulge in a luxury winter break right in the heart of Queenstown this winter. A truly amazing winter holiday, outstanding accommodation and a great mix of skiing and adventure in New Zealand's adventure playground!

  This Ski New Zealand package starts at (per person, twin/double share)
  8 days / 7 nights arriving Queenstown, departing Queenstown
  Accommodation on this package is: Luxury Lodges & hotels (Customisable? YES )
  4 full days Skiing at Queenstown ski resorts
  7 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

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - at a glance (See detailed itinerary)  

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 2: Explore the runs at either Coronet Peak or The Remarkables - you choose!
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 3: Enjoy a day on the mountain again, perhaps mix it up and try a different ski field
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 4: An ultimate experience, helicopter and picnic lunch
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 5: Spend another day on the powder enjoying this winter wonderland
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 6: Take a day off the snow to enjoy some of the activities Queenstown has to offer
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 7: A final day on the snow before you head home tomorrow
Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Day 8: Return home with wonderful winter memories

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Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Queenstown

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - 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.

Arrive Queenstown and collect your NZSki Mypass from the Snow Centre

Welcome to Queenstown for your winter ski or snowboarding holiday.  It’s not just the skiing that makes Queenstown 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 Snow Centre located on the ground floor of the Station Building at 9 Duke St and collect your mypass 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 Snow Centre please take your Ski New Zealand itinerary with you as the Snow Centre staff will need the reference number off this.  You will need to pay a $5 refundable deposit for each mypass card and each person in your group receives their own card.  All your lift passes, rental equipment, lessons, shuttle transfers etc will be loaded onto your card.  If you’re taking the Snowline Hotel Pick-up shuttle to the mountain tomorrow you can also book this at the Snow Centre.

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 2: Explore the runs at either Coronet Peak or The Remarkables - you choose!

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - day 2

Driving Instructions from Queenstown to Ski Fields

Coronet Peak
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 20 minute drive to Coronet Peak Ski Area.  From the centre of town it’s well sign-posted to Coronet Peak, approximately 13km out of town. The road to the ski field is a sealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Remarkables
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 40 minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Area.  From the centre of town drive towards the airport, then continue over the Kawarau River and continue on the main road until you see the well signposted entry for the Remarkables Ski Area Access Road. The road to the ski field is a sealed 14 km alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Coronet Peak Ski Field

Want to challenge yourself on exciting terrain in some of the best conditions in the Southern Hemisphere?  Then Coronet Peak should be top of your list.   This theme park created by mother nature offers gripping trails and the extensive snowmaking facilities, makes for complete snow coverage on multiple trails. Coronet is also home to night skiing for a different take on these roller coaster trails try it under lights. For those just getting to know the snow the dedicated learner and novice areas make finding your snow feet easy and all gear can be hired on the mountain. With 25% beginners, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced, Coronet Peak has the trail for you.  For a break from the snow, enjoy live music at the base building, or wet your whistle with a hot chocolate or cold beverage at Heidi's Hut. The pizza and pasta meals are great for warming you up and giving you an energy boost for the afternoon. For the little ones there are supervised kids' programmes for 3 months upwards and snow sport school for kids and big kids alike. There are regular shuttles to and from Queenstown, which is only a 20 minute drive away. 

Queenstown Superpass 4 Day Lift Pass

With 4 days of Queenstown Superpass fun you'll be in heaven. You can decide on the day whether you're skiing The Remarkables or Coronet Peak or maybe you fancy a spot of evening skiing at Coronet Peak. If so visit the Guest Services Desk to swap one of your Superpass days for a Twilight Pass. With so much flexibility and freedom you'll have an awesome time no matter the weather. And if you find that your legs aren't going to hold up to a 4th day skiing, no worries you can swap a Superpass day for credit towards thrilling off-mountain activities, great shopping and some of the best bars and restaurants in Queenstown.

Equipment Rental

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or the Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up. If you want to get fitted out the day before you start skiing or boarding, and know that you have your gear early, pick it up at Snowbiz in Queenstown.

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 3: Enjoy a day on the mountain again, perhaps mix it up and try a different ski field

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - day 3

The Remarkables Ski Field

The Remarkables offers a laid-back atmosphere which is fantastic for families and those new to skiing or snowboarding. Located just 45 minutes from Queenstown, the Remarkables features a fantastic network of trails with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain runs for the experts in the family. With 30% beginners, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, the Remarkables offers challenges for all levels and for those wanting to progress quickly, the friendly team of instructors can be with you every step of the way. While you're up there don't forget to check out the purpose-built snow tubing lanes before you round off with a steaming hot chocolate or drink at Remarkables cafe. With regular shuttles from Queenstown, childcare for 3 months onwards and lessons for 3yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

Equipment Rental

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or the Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up. If you want to get fitted out the day before you start skiing or boarding, and know that you have your gear early, pick it up at Snowbiz in Queenstown.

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 4: An ultimate experience, helicopter and picnic lunch

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - day 4

Ultimate Paradise Picnic Scenic Helicopter Flight with Heliworks

Relax and enjoy the beauty of Queenstown, as you are flown to a beautiful location on Cecil Peak for a gourmet picnic accompanied by wine or bubbles. The perfect opportunity to indulge!

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 5: Spend another day on the powder enjoying this winter wonderland

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - day 5

Today you can choose to visit the Remarkables or Coronet Peak

Today choose whether you want to ski or snowboard at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables.  You can also exchange one day of your superpass for a Coronet Peak Twilight Pass, if this sounds like you visit the Guest Services Desk to swap them over. Remember if the weather doesn't play ball or you need an unexpected rest day you can swap a Superpass day for credit towards off-mountain activities, shopping and many of the great cafes, bars and restaurants in Queenstown.  For a full list of all businesses where you can exchange a superpass day click here.

Equipment Rental

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or the Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up. If you want to get fitted out the day before you start skiing or boarding, and know that you have your gear early, pick it up at Snowbiz in Queenstown.

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 6: Take a day off the snow to enjoy some of the activities Queenstown has to offer

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - day 6

Jet Boating on the Shotover

Take the ride of your life this winter through the spectacular canyons of the upper Shotover River.  Your Shotover Jet Boat driver takes you careering past rock faces, boulders and jutting crags with an ease that belies the power of the ‘Big Red’ jet boat.  Just when you think you can’t scream any more the boat suddenly stops with a 360 degree spin amidst a spray of water.  To keep warm during this winter adventure wear your ski jacket and gloves and keep your hands firmly on the heated hand rail.

Skyline gondola and luging to the max

For amazing views of Queenstown’s snow covered mountains, take the Skyline gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak.  During your 450 metre ascent you’ll have magnificent views of your favourite mountains Coronet Peak and the Remarkables, as well as the surrounding countryside.  On arrival at the Skyline Queenstown building complex you then take a chairlift higher up the mountain to the start of the luge track.  Then there’s only one way down, but don’t worry you’re in control!

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Afternoon Boutique Wine Tasting Tour

Take a break from the slopes and explore the award winning wineries and vineyards from Gibbston Valley along the Kawarau Gorge to Bannockburn and Cromwell.  Appellation Wine Tours have a long history with the vineyards in the region and will take you to 4 wineries for tastings, carefully selecting those that best match the interests of that day’s small tour group.  You’ll also enjoy a delicious platter lunch at Carrick Winery and take in the gold mining history and magnificent scenery of the area.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Rugged 4WD adventure to historic Macetown

Nomad Safaris Macetown 4WD adventure is a trip back in time with some exhilarating off road driving to get there.  Along the way you’ll cross the Arrow River multiple times, travel rugged roads and discover the gold rush history of the region.  You’ll even get to try your hand at panning for your own nugget!  Spectacular scenery, fascinating history and 4WD action aplenty.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak including gourmet BBQ dinner and a farm tour

Go back in time on this return trip to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship. You'll be greeted off the boat and guided through beautiful lakeside gardens to the charming homestead.
Here you'll enjoy a Gourmet BBQ dinner which your chef will prepare in front of you. The seasonal menu includes an expansive array of local produce, including succulent meats cooked on the outdoor rotisserie and a selection of delicious vegetables and salads. Finish your meal with an irresistible dessert, New Zealand cheeses and freshly brewed tea and coffee. After dinner, an entertaining and informative demonstration gives you a glimpse of life in the high country.
On your cruise home, enjoy the camaraderie of a singalong with the ship's pianist or breathe in the fresh night air as you watch the lights of Queenstown draw nearer.

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 7: A final day on the snow before you head home tomorrow

Luxury Winter Escapes - Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown 8 days - day 7

Today you can choose to visit the Remarkables or Coronet Peak

Another day where you can choose whether you want to ski or snowboard at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables. Remember that you can also exchange one day of your superpass for a Coronet Peak Twilight Pass, if this sounds like you visit the Guest Services Desk to swap them over. If the weather doesn't play ball or you need an unexpected rest day you can swap a Superpass day for credit towards off-mountain activities, shopping and many of the great cafes, bars and restaurants in Queenstown. For a full list of all businesses where you can exchange a superpass day click here.

Equipment Rental

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, from clothing to equipment, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. Use the revolutionary Head BYS ski fitting system designed to reduce the amount of time taken to fit boots and skis allowing you maximum time on the slopes. The snowboard gear is the industry leading Burton 'Learn to Ride'. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot. There is the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or the Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up. If you want to get fitted out the day before you start skiing or boarding, and know that you have your gear early, pick it up at Snowbiz in Queenstown.

Your Accommodation: Eichardts Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel provides luxury accommodation in possibly the finest location in Queenstown. Five luxurious suites have stunning lake and mountain views and the historic building's premium lake front position is right at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant precinct.

Day 8: Return home with wonderful winter memories

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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