Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire
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Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire

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 Ski including Car Hire

This suggested tour costs from NZD$3,036 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Queenstown, finishes in Queenstown

7 days/6 nights

Apartments - Premium

 Rental car included

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Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown for your winter escape. Accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Day 2: Your 4 day superpass can be used any day during your holiday. Accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Day 3: Remarkables or Coronet Peak - decisions, decisions. Accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Day 4: You can also trade in a superpass for night skiing at Coronet. Accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

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

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

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

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Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - 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 like ski racks, and snow chains 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 for this.  You will need to pay $5 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.

4 Day 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 - 4 Day Rental Snow Clothing from Browns Ski Shop

Browns use Spyder and Karbon clothing in their rental. Hard-wearing, stylish, with 10,000mm waterproofing, in a range of colours. All clothing is wash...

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Browns use Spyder and Karbon clothing in their rental. Hard-wearing, stylish, with 10,000mm waterproofing, in a range of colours. All clothing is washed after every use in their on-site machines.

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Your accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Absolute lakefront location, you can now enjoy fully refurbished luxury self-contained apartments. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of bustling Queenstown, Queenstown House now offers 5 Lakeside Luxury Apartments, 3 one-bedroom and 2 studios, one being a ground floor accessibility unit.
Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - Day 2
Driving Instructions from Queenstown to Coronet Peak Ski Field

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.

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 extensive snowmaking facilities, making 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. There are regular shuttles to and from Queenstown, which is only a 20-minute drive away. 

3 Day Lift Superpass with NZ Ski

The Queenstown Superpass is the most flexible lift pass in the Southern Lakes, giving you access to ski and ride Queenstown’s closest mountains – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Get more choice, more fun and more snow time with your Queenstown Superpass and make the most of your New Zealand holiday!
With 3 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. 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 3rd-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.

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.

Your accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Absolute lakefront location, you can now enjoy fully refurbished luxury self-contained apartments. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of bustling Queenstown, Queenstown House now offers 5 Lakeside Luxury Apartments, 3 one-bedroom and 2 studios, one being a ground floor accessibility unit.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 15 kms / 9 miles : 0.3 hours

Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - Day 3
Driving Instructions from Queenstown to The Remarkables Ski Field

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.

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.

Queenstown Ice Bar - suggestion

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: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Absolute lakefront location, you can now enjoy fully refurbished luxury self-contained apartments. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of bustling Queenstown, Queenstown House now offers 5 Lakeside Luxury Apartments, 3 one-bedroom and 2 studios, one being a ground floor accessibility unit.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 21 kms / 13 miles : 0.6 hours

Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - Day 4
Another Day at Coronet Peak Ski Field

You have already had a taster of what Coronet has to offer now is time to get out and start exploring. Head over to Greengates Express to find a big nature playground full of features. 

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

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience, a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Take in the stunn...

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Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience, a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Take in the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and its surroundings as you cruise across the lake to the historic Walter Peak high country farm aboard the TSS Earnslaw Steamship.
Enjoy the ambience of the heart of the stately homestead while your Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant chef prepares a gourmet BBQ dinner. Your seasonal menu includes an extensive selection of local New Zealand produce, including succulent meats and a selection of delicious vegetables and salads. Complete your meal with your choice of delicious desserts, New Zealand cheeses, tea and coffee.
After dinner, watch the farm dogs in action with a sheep-herding demonstration and say hello to the other farm animals. Finally, cruise home under the southern stars and enjoy the fresh night air as the lights of Queenstown draw ever closer.

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Your accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Absolute lakefront location, you can now enjoy fully refurbished luxury self-contained apartments. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of bustling Queenstown, Queenstown House now offers 5 Lakeside Luxury Apartments, 3 one-bedroom and 2 studios, one being a ground floor accessibility unit.
Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - Day 5
Explore Queenstown

Well-known as New Zealand's ‘adventure capital’, Queenstown is home to a range of adventures, from the world's first and most famous bungy jumps to jet boat thrills, white-water rafting, and skydiving. However, Queenstown offers far more than a fast-paced, action-packed holiday. Settled on the shores of beautiful 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. Take a stroll through the beautiful lakefront parks and gardens, browse through market stalls on weekends, dine in wonderful al-fresco restaurants, or ride on the 100-year-old historic Steamship - TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station. Take the Queenstown Gondola up to Bob's Peak and soak up the panoramic views of the magnificent lake and mountain ranges. And after all of that, if you do want the adrenaline rush, Queenstown is known for taking your pick from the Shotover Jet, Canyon Swing, Zipline, Luge, or Heli-ski.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Nevis Swing with AJ Hacket

The Nevis Swing is not simply the most famous Queenstown Swing. It is not merely the most famous New Zealand Swing. This is the most famous swing in t...

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The Nevis Swing is not simply the most famous Queenstown Swing. It is not merely the most famous New Zealand Swing. This is the most famous swing in the whole world!
After being lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor, you’re suddenly released and find yourself rushing towards the other side of the valley at 120kph, eyes wide open in disbelief or shut tight in fear.

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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 - Craft Beer Brewery and Food Tour with Queenstown Beer Tours

Start your afternoon of sampling the region's best locally brewed beers by travelling out to the beautiful, historic Arrowtown, passing by Lake Hayes ...

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Start your afternoon of sampling the region's best locally brewed beers by travelling out to the beautiful, historic Arrowtown, passing by Lake Hayes and working your way back to Queenstown. Your afternoon involves stopping at three locations for tastings, an interactive brewery tour and an exclusive lunch with paired beers. After each tasting you can also purchase any drinks you would like to take home with you. As you return to Queenstown you can choose to be returned to your accommodation, or to one of Queenstown's favourite craft beer bars to cap off your big day out!

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Your accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Absolute lakefront location, you can now enjoy fully refurbished luxury self-contained apartments. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of bustling Queenstown, Queenstown House now offers 5 Lakeside Luxury Apartments, 3 one-bedroom and 2 studios, one being a ground floor accessibility unit.
Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - 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 - 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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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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Your accommodation: Queenstown House Lakeside Luxury Apartments

Absolute lakefront location, you can now enjoy fully refurbished luxury self-contained apartments. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of bustling Queenstown, Queenstown House now offers 5 Lakeside Luxury Apartments, 3 one-bedroom and 2 studios, one being a ground floor accessibility unit.
Queenstown Winter Ski Escape with Car Hire - 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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