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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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Stargazing atop Cardrona

My wife & I had a few days to spare around Wanaka, & came across a flyer for a stargazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
Great views, comfy accommodation

Treat the 14k road up with respect as it is corrugated, loose gravel, you lose sight of gutters on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located between Wanaka & Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers & snowboarders for its dry powder snow & wide slopes. Features include the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive park & pipes, excellent kids skiing facilities, ski & snowboard school, 8 distinctly different cafes & restaurants, & apartment accommodation. Cardrona is open for both winter & summer operations, with mountain biking, gondola rides, hiking/sightseeing, stargazing & NZ's only mountain carting in the summer months.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“valley view” (11 reviews)
“great runs” (17 reviews)
“half pipe” (6 reviews)
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| Wanaka, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I had a few days to spare around Wanaka, & came across a flyer for a stargazing experience at the Cardrona Alpine Resort. As others have already said, take it easy driving up the dirt switchbacks to the resort (rabbits everywhere.. ),...More

Thank David H
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your great review, David!! We're so chuffed you had a great time on our Stargazing tour - we'll pass on your kind words to Alex & his team. Hope to see you up on the mountain again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Treat the 14k road up with respect as it is corrugated, loose gravel, you lose sight of gutters on the inside of hairpin corners and often no railing between you and the drop off. That said it is well worth the drive. Walking tracks, cart...More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nonapama! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It's lovely to hear you had a good time up here this summer - hope to see you in winter too :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 7 and on our way to Wanaka we want Carting. I got a great deal on bookme. The views are stunning and the carting was extremely fun and for all ages. We would definitely recommend going out of your comfort...More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Suzie! Thanks so much for your awesome review! We're so stoked you & your family had a great time up here. Hope to see you all up here again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The top of the mountain was snow covered and covered in mist when we turned off the main road onto the 14km track to the resort. The track is an experience in itself! When we reached the top the mist had cleared and the views...More

Thank Philip M
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, Philip! It's awesome to hear you had a great time up here & enjoyed the gorgeous views up here :) We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went mountain carting as a group of eight friends and we had a blast! Plenty of speed, dust, near-spills and wheel-to-wheel racing made for a thoroughly enjoyable two hours, so I can highly recommend this activity. The carts are extremely sturdy and intuitive to...More

Thank Graham S
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hiya Graham! We're stoked you & your friends had an awesome time mountain carting up here. Hope to see you all up here for another carting session again soon :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought the mountain carting expereince at the resort, the drive up to the resort is beautiful and amazing views from the car park even! Got good instruction, safety gear and directions for the carts. there were 3 tracks to choose from all with exciting turns...More

Thank mim1985uk
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi mim1985uk! It's so great to hear you had an awesome time mountain carting up here :) We're stoked to have been a highlight of your holiday - hope to see you back sometime soon!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cardrona ski field is going to be a sure fire, iconic, must-do tourist / kiwi summer destination! You heard it here first! Great friendly team. Cool cafe / bar. Stunning views. Exciting drive up to base. Pleasant cable car ride. Heart pumping walk to the...More

Thank Nick P
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow Nick! What an amazing review - thank you so much!! We're so chuffed you had a great time up here. Hope to see you again soon!!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Cardrona Alpine Resort is a skiing destination in the Winter. We went today in the summer. It's an interesting ride for about 13km on a gravel climbing road to get to the Gondalas which take you near the summit. You can walk the rest...More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, keartoncottages! We're stoked you enjoyed the views up here, hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We tried this activity and did not expect much. Wow were we surprised. The best value for money activity we have done, beats it all. 2 hours of downhill exileration, 3 different tracks. So much fun, so fast, skidding sideways around corners, going as fast...More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David! We're stoked you had a great time mountain carting up here :) Hope to see you up for Round 2 again soon!!

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

No one does adventure activities like the Kiwi’s. Be it extreme stuff like bungy or more sedate like mountain biking they have you covered. Down hill mountain biking at Cardrona was first rate, excellent well maintained bikes to hire with all safety equipment included. The...More

Thank Michael P
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheers for your awesome review, Michael! Hope to see you back soon!

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TinaSueWP
6 January 2018|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
My daughter was there in mid July 2017 and there was lots of good quality snow. We were there in late September 2017 and there was still some good snow around. The locals had said it had been a great season in 2017. While... More
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TinaSueWP
6 January 2018|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hiya TinaSueWP! Jen from Cardrona here :) Brenero & Shannon are absolutely correct - our 2018 winter season runs from June 16 - October 14! We'll see you up here in a few months!!
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Swhite2012
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Response from Nadia E | Property representative |
Hi - as a rule children are usually separated into groups of those 4 years & under | 5 years & older. However there are ways we could accommodate having them stay together. Hiring a private instructor is a great option... More
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