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6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break

A fantastic family ski holiday that everyone will enjoy! Spend 6 days exploring Queenstown with 2 days skiing or snowboarding with 2 lessons and ski or snowboard equipment included. Back in town take the whole brood up the Skyline Gondola for a fun afternoon riding the luge!

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South Island Self Drive

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,210 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

6 days/5 nights

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 Rental car included

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Day 1: Welcome to the 'Adventure Capital' of Queenstown. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 2: Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to skiing or snowboarding. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 3: Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield and refine those amazing snow skills. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 4: Enjoy a Queenstown icon attraction - the Skyline gondola and thrilling luge. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 5: With a final day in Queenstown hit the slopes or explore Queenstown. Accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Day 6: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home.

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Detailed itinerary: 6 day tour starting in Queenstown

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

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break - Day 1
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Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

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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: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 2 - Head to the Remarkables for an introduction to skiing or snowboarding

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break - 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: One Day Starter Pack

If you have never been on snow before this is the package for you! You'll learn to slide with confidence whilst having fun. Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you will be introduced to your equipment and the environment. You will learn the basic skills of staying upright, stopping, riding the surface lifts, and perhaps start to change direction.

NZSki: One Day Lift, Lesson & Rental Pack

This is a one-day product designed for anyone who has skied or snowboarded before, this package can be used at both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. This combo features two group lessons, full mountain lift pass, as well as rental equipment (skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots). Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you'll build on your basic skills, grow in confidence on challenging terrain and iron out any bad habits.

Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

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

Day 3 - Continue the fun at the Remarkables Skifield and refine those amazing snow skills

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break - Day 3
NZSki: One Day Lift, Lesson & Rental Pack

This is a one-day product designed for anyone who has skied or snowboarded before, this package can be used at both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. This combo features two group lessons, full mountain lift pass, as well as rental equipment (skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots). Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you'll build on your basic skills, grow in confidence on challenging terrain and iron out any bad habits.

NZSki: One Day Lift, Lesson & Rental Pack

This is a one-day product designed for anyone who has skied or snowboarded before, this package can be used at both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. This combo features two group lessons, full mountain lift pass, as well as rental equipment (skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots). Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you'll build on your basic skills, grow in confidence on challenging terrain and iron out any bad habits.

Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 4 - Enjoy a Queenstown icon attraction - the Skyline gondola and thrilling luge

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break - Day 4
Explore Queenstown and surrounds

Although celebrated as New Zealand's ‘adventure capital’ Queenstown offers far more than a fast paced action-packed holiday. Settled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath a soaring panorama of the Remarkables Mountain Range, this alpine town is surrounded by a plethora of historic, gastronomic and scenic wonders.
Head down the Gibbston wine trail to sample some of the region’s best Pinot or catch a ride on the 100 year old Steamship - the TSS Earnslaw -  to Walter Peak Station for dinner and a farm tour. Browse the waterfront cafes and have lunch at Michelin star chef Josh Emett's ‘Rata.’ Check out nearby historic Arrowtown and enhance your experience with a four wheel drive trip to Macetown.
Take a leisurely lakeside stroll or ride the gondola for breathtaking views. Venture further afield into the Fiordland National Park or head over the Crown Range to Wanaka. Drive through Lord Of The Rings country - or for the really fanatic, jump aboard one of many dedicated LOTR tours. And after all of that - if you do really want the adrenaline rush Queenstown is known for, take your pick from the Shotover Jet, Canyon Swing, Zipline, Luge or Heli-ski.

Skyline Gondola Queenstown and 3 Luge Rides

In the heart of Queenstown, located 450 metres above town in the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve is the Skyline Complex. A gondola ride to the summit makes for awe-inspiring views of the city surround. Arrive at the complex and wander the outside viewing decks for a picture perfect outlook. Then onto the Luge! The 800 metre luge track offers an exhilarating journey through banked corners, tunnels and dippers.

Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 5 - With a final day in Queenstown hit the slopes or explore Queenstown

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break - Day 5
More free time in the Adventure Capital of Queenstown

If the weather plays ball and you’re legs are up to it take to the slopes again, maybe even venture over to Treble Cone for the day.  Just a 90 minute drive from Queenstown, this ski field has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort for 2 years running.  If you need a rest day you can always slip in a spot of retail therapy at Queenstown’s many shops or take the short drive to Arrowtown.  This historic village is perfect for strolling and as an added bonus is home to a fantastic range of shops, cafes and restaurants.  A winter holiday in Queenstown doesn’t need to be all about the snow there are many other ways to spend your day, including golf at Millbrook Resort, a day trip to Glenorchy to explore Mt Aspiring National Park on the Dart River Wilderness Safari, or maybe take a scenic flight over snow covered Fiordland National Park to the spectacular Milford Sound.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - 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 caree...

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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.

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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 th...

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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.

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Your accommodation: Blue Peaks Apartments

Blue Peaks Luxury Apartments, offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments just a 4 minute walk for all the excitement of central Queenstown. With a full kitchen, laundry and open plan living, the apartments are perfect for your Queenstown ski holiday.

Day 6 - Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

6 day Queenstown Family Ski Break - Day 6
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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