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7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape

7 days of winter luxury awaits you on this fantastic Queenstown winter holiday. With a 4 days Queenstown Superpass and 4 days of rental equipment included, we've got everything you need to get on the snow and to relax in this stunning location.

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South Island Self Drive

This suggested tour costs from NZD$2,875 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

7 days/6 nights

Luxury apartments

 Rental car included

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Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown for your winter escape. Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 2: Your 4 day superpass can be used any day during your holiday. Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 3: Remarkables or Coronet Peak - decisions, decisions. Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 4: You can also trade in a superpass for night skiing at Coronet. Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 5: Fancy a break? Check out Queenstown's other attractions. Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 6: Remember you can trade in a superpass day at a various local activities and cafes. Accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

Day 7: Today you depart for home, see you next year!.

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Detailed itinerary: 7 day tour starting in Queenstown

Day 1 - Welcome to Queenstown for your winter escape

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - 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.

Your accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 2 - Your 4 day superpass can be used any day during your holiday

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - 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.

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.

NZSki New Zealand Superpass: 4 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 and 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!
With 4 days of New Zealand Superpass fun, you'll be in heaven. You can decide on the day whether you're skiing Mt Hutt, 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 the 4th day of 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 and Methven.
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 rentals and lessons.

Your accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 3 - Remarkables or Coronet Peak - decisions, decisions

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - Day 3
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. 

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.

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.

Your accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 4 - You can also trade in a superpass for night skiing at Coronet

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - Day 4
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.

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.

Your accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 5 - Fancy a break? Check out Queenstown's other attractions

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - Day 5
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 Valley 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.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Queenstown Wine and Gourmet Odyssey Tour

Savour some of Central Otago’s internationally acclaimed wine and food on this fabulous odyssey. Relax where art meets science in one of the wor...

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Savour some of Central Otago’s internationally acclaimed wine and food on this fabulous odyssey. Relax where art meets science in one of the world’s most scenic wine regions. Match premium wines with superb local produce at one of the region’s top winery restaurants. Platters include local produce such as cheese, meats, seafood, bread, dips & more.

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Ziptrek Eco Tours Kea 6 line tour

Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. ...

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Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. The perfect starter to your adventure experience in Queenstown. Faster, longer and finishing with a flying fox ride that descends 30 storeys at speeds of up to 70kph, the Kea tour is a unique way to get down the mountain. This stunningly beautiful guided journey through ancient native beech forest comprises six breathtaking, tree to tree ziplines with outstanding alpine vistas; returning you to the bottom of the gondola hill on a total high.

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Skyline Gondola Queenstown and 5 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 ...

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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 1600 metre luge track offers an exhilarating journey through banked corners, tunnels and dippers.

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Your accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 6 - Remember you can trade in a superpass day at a various local activities and cafes

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - 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.

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.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Harris Mountains Heli-Ski - Experience 4 Run Day

The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Journey...

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The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Journey into the sky for incredible helicopter accessible terrain to enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss. Runs vary between 1500 to 2500 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks with the opportunity to sample some of the more advanced terrain.

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Your accommodation: The Rees Luxury Apartments

For luxury apartment accommodation, you can’t go past The Rees in Queenstown. Designer Italian kitchens and bathrooms, gas fireplaces and elegant design make these spacious apartments a pleasure to stay, but difficult to leave. The courtesy shuttle will quickly get you to the town centre or make the most of the onsite award winning restaurant.

Day 7 - Today you depart for home, see you next year!

7 day Queenstown Winter Ski Escape - Day 7
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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