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3 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday

Short on time but need to escape to the snow with your family? This is the tour for you!

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South Island Self Drive

This suggested tour costs from NZD$692 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

3 days/2 nights

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 Rental car included

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Tour at a glance

Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 2: Choose from two of the best ski fields in the Southern Hemisphere - tough choice!. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 3: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home.

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Detailed itinerary: 3 day tour starting in Queenstown

Day 1 - Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown

3 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - Day 1
Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

Ski New Zealand 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.

Drop into Browns to have your ski gear fitted

Today we recommend you visit the Browns Ski Rental Shop located right in the centre of town at 4 Brecon St, Queenstown. This will enable you to have your ski gear fitted and ready for your first day up on the slopes.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Gondola ride and dinner at Skyline's Stratosfare Restaurant

Dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar high atop Bob’s Peak overlooking the Remarkables and lights of Queenstown is not to be missed.  Be sure...

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Dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar high atop Bob’s Peak overlooking the Remarkables and lights of Queenstown is not to be missed.  Be sure to arrive before sunset to watch the light play out over the snow-capped mountains.    The cuisine is inspired by fresh New Zealand ingredients and includes something for everyone, including succulent seafood and meats, fantastic vegetarian options and deserts that will be hard to resist.

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Your accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Bella Vista Motel Queenstown is an easy 3-minute walk to Queenstown centre. Offering mountain views and great facilities for visitors to the alpine resort town.

Day 2 - Choose from two of the best ski fields in the Southern Hemisphere - tough choice!

3 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - 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.

NZSki New Zealand Superpass: 1 Day Lift Pass

The New Zealand Superpass is the most flexible lift pass in New Zealand, giving you access to ski and ride Queenstown’s closest mountains – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables or Methven's Mt Hutt. Get more choice, more fun and more snow time with your New Zealand Superpass and make the most of your New Zealand holiday!
The New Zealand 1 Day Superpass is your ticket to fun both on or off the mountains. The New Zealand Superpass can also be used as a Twilight Pass on applicable days at Coronet Peak (visit the Guest Services Desk to swap to a Twilight Pass). If you decide not to ski you can also swap your New Zealand Superpass for credit towards a selection of off-mountain activities, retail stores, bars and restaurants in Queenstown and Methven.
Want to ski a little longer, don't own your own gear or snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?
No worries, chat to us about adding additional days, rentals, or lessons.

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop

Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Go Orange 25 Minute Thunder Jet

Experience a thrilling, high-speed 25 minute jet boating adventure from the centre of Queenstown, filled with speed, thrills and those famous 360-degr...

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Experience a thrilling, high-speed 25 minute jet boating adventure from the centre of Queenstown, filled with speed, thrills and those famous 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as you race faster than ever before down Lake Wakatipu. You will get up close and personal with the lakes edge, skimming past trees and any obstacles in your way. Be sure to hold on to your hats as you navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.

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Your accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Bella Vista Motel Queenstown is an easy 3-minute walk to Queenstown centre. Offering mountain views and great facilities for visitors to the alpine resort town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 69 kms / 43 miles : 1.6 hours

Day 3 - Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

3 day Queenstown Family Ski Holiday - Day 3
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.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 8 kms / 5 miles : 0.2 hours

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