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7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday

Spend 7 days exploring Queenstown and its amazing surrounds. Head up to the ski fields for 2 amazing days on the snow with lift passes and rental equipment included, then back into town for a 4WD adventure, a ride on the Shotover Jet and a trip up the Skyline Gondola to try the luge!

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

Day 2: Explore either Coronet or the Remarkarbles with your Queenstown Superpass. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 3: Spend another day on the powder. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 4: Today you'll discover the amazing scenery and adventure on offer in Queenstown. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 5: Explore Skippers Canyon on a Nomad Safari. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 6: Last day in Queenstown, relax with a wine tour or jump out of a plane. Accommodation: Bella Vista Queenstown

Day 7: Today you'll depart Queenstown for home.

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

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - Day 1
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.

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 - Explore either Coronet or the Remarkarbles with your Queenstown Superpass

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - Day 2
NZSki Snowline Bus: Queenstown Snow Centre Express Return

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak or The Remarkables aboard one of the dedicated buses. NZSki Snowline provides return trips to the slopes every day of the season (weather and conditions permitting) during hours of operation, giving you a comfortable and safe alternative for getting to the snow. No need to bother with chains or road conditions, instead you can sit back and rest up in preparation for your active day ahead and enjoy the incredible views.

Buses depart regularly from the Snow Centre on Duke Street. Return departures to Queenstown are as buses fill from 1:30 pm.

NZSki New Zealand Superpass: 2 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 Mtheven'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!
With 2 days of New Zealand Superpasses you've got lift access to New Zealand's premier ski areas plus the fun and excitement of a range of off mountain attractions in and around Queenstown and Methven. You can mix it up a little and ski a day at the Remarkables and a day at Coronet Peak or Mt Hutt, or maybe you've got your eye on a run that you want to conquer over 2 days. And remember if the weather doesn't play ball on one of your days you can always exchange one of your superpass days for an exciting off-mountain activity or towards a feast at your favourite Queenstown and Methven restaurant or cafe.
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 suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, 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.

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. 

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 3 - Spend another day on the powder

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - Day 3
NZSki Snowline Bus: Queenstown Snow Centre Express Return

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak or The Remarkables aboard one of the dedicated buses. NZSki Snowline provides return trips to the slopes every day of the season (weather and conditions permitting) during hours of operation, giving you a comfortable and safe alternative for getting to the snow. No need to bother with chains or road conditions, instead you can sit back and rest up in preparation for your active day ahead and enjoy the incredible views.

Buses depart regularly from the Snow Centre on Duke Street. Return departures to Queenstown are as buses fill from 1:30 pm.

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop

Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, 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.

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, lessons for 4yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

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 4 - Today you'll discover the amazing scenery and adventure on offer in Queenstown

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - 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.

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.

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 5 - Explore Skippers Canyon on a Nomad Safari

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - Day 5
Explore a different side of Queenstown on your Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour

Long before the Adventure Capital was known for great skiing and throwing yourself off bridges its boom days were all about gold mining.  To explore a different side of Queenstown, join Nomad Safaris on a tour back in time to Skippers Canyon and the old town of Skippers, abandoned now but its restored buildings tell of a different time for the gold prospectors of old.  It’s not all gentle history though, your experienced guide will be taking you on one of the most wild roads in the region – definitely not to be attempted in your rental car!

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Shotover Canyon Swing

The Shotover Canyon Swing is the world’s highest cliff jump. Located in the heart of the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, the Shotove...

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The Shotover Canyon Swing is the world’s highest cliff jump. Located in the heart of the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, the Shotover Canyon Swing is 109 metres (360 feet) high above the Shotover River and the most adventurous thing you can do in this adrenaline-filled place!

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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 6 - Last day in Queenstown, relax with a wine tour or jump out of a plane

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - Day 6
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 - NZONE Queenstown 9,000ft Tandem Skydive

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a Tandem Skydive over some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. From 9000 feet up you get to see th...

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Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a Tandem Skydive over some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. From 9000 feet up you get to see the world from a unique perspective. NZONE Skydive is New Zealand's premier skydiving outfit located in the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Appellation Private Millbrook Golf and Wine Tour

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown - Golf and Wine. Queenstown has become a New Zealand mecca for golf with a number...

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Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown - Golf and Wine. Queenstown has become a New Zealand mecca for golf with a number of premium golf courses, from the picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club, the stylish Millbrook Golf Resort, to the spectacular settings of Kelvin Heights and Jacks Point golf clubs and the exclusive The Hills. Remarkable Golf Tours and Appellation Central Wine Tours have come together to bring you an exclusive full day of golf and wine, offering a taste of this great golf destination.

Morning Golf - This morning you will be taken to Queenstown's premium Millbrook Golf Resort. You will be set up with quality Taylor Made golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy your golfing at your leisure. Time allowed - 2.5 hrs. If golf is not your thing, a spa treatment can be substituted for the golf.

Afternoon Boutique Wine Tour - Your afternoon is spent discovering some of Appellation Central's favourite boutique vineyards, tasting some of the region's fine wines and enjoying a gourmet platter style lunch in a vineyard. A maximum of 11 adults on this afternoon wine tour ensures a relaxed and personalised experience in wine country.

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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 7 - Today you'll depart Queenstown for home

7 day Queenstown Ski Adventure Holiday - Day 7
Queenstown Ice Bars - Suggested activity

We recommend a visit to one of Queenstown's ‘must-do’ tourist attractions, the Ice Bars. Queenstown has two bars to choose from, Minus 5° Ice Bar or Below Zero and these are a bucket list item for many visitors.
A variety of drinks are available and you will be wrapped up toasty and warm whilst enjoying the sculpted ice walls, bar, furniture, sculptures and even the glasses.

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