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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Address: | Wanaka, Cardrona, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 800 440 800
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located between Wanaka & Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New...

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, 6 distinctly different cafes & restaurants, & apartment accommodation. Cardrona is open for both winter & summer operations, with mountain biking, hiking/sightseeing & mountain carting in the summer months.

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Great Ski Expereince for Southern Hemisphere

Great few days with good runs for all experience levels including kids - good kids club and also the board instructors I've had for my individual lessons have always been great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great few days with good runs for all experience levels including kids - good kids club and also the board instructors I've had for my individual lessons have always been great too. Only down side is the drive from Queenstown. upside is stopping at the Cardrona hotel on the way home for a mulled wine in front of the fire.... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review, Mandys_Worlds! We're absolutely chuffed you've enjoyed your time at Cardrona - please come back & visit us again this winter :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cardona is my go to when it comes to preferred ski fields in the region, it has great facilities, great runs and a chilled out kiwi vibe. It feels a bit quieter than other Queenstown ski fields but also is a bit further to get to, definitely worth the drive; make sure you're prepared in Winter if the weather changes... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Hi Alistair! Thanks so much for your great review. We're stoked you love Cardrona, & hope to see you again this coming winter! More 

Tampa, FL
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been a good number of years since we skied but it's just like riding a bike. The slopes were gentle for those who needed to get ski legs back and challenging enough for those who wanted more. As it was the tail end of the season some pistes were a little bare but overall it was a great... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, Motters1966! It's great to hear you had a great time skiing at the end of last winter. Please come back & visit us again soon! More 

Dunkeswell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying at Lake Wanaka (25km away) or transiting from Wanaka to Queenstown you must ensure you book this!! Only open at weekends but we extended our stay to ensure we got this in. We booked a 2hr session and wasn't disappointed at all. We had such a blast, the track is about 3.5km long and you can... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Hi SailorMonkey! Thanks so much for your awesome review. We're so stoked you had a great time mountain carting, especially when you extended your holiday to give it a go! We hope to see you up here this winter or back again next summer! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drive up the track to the ski resort Amazing scenery Good 'middle earth ' views Amazing eagles Fantastic

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! Please come visit us again soon :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went mountain carting and it was great fun! it's hard to imagine that this place gets covered in snow in winter! we went on a nice sunny day so it was great weather up on the mountain with almost no wind, you are provided overalls but on a windy day might pay to wear a couple layers underneath please... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! We're so stoked you enjoyed your day mountain carting at Cardrona - please come visit us again soon :) More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired three wheeled carts at the resort. You were taken up to the top of the mountain, by chairlift. then you set off down a marked trail. The carts had no engines, but brakes, to slow you down!!! The exhilaration of the decent was fantastic We managed to get seven descents before out two hour allotted time.. Well worth... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Hi alimac54! It's so great to hear you had a great time carting at Cardrona. We hope to see you up here again soon! More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed up as a group and took on the mountain carting! I have been to cardrona lots of times in the winter but it was amazing to see it in the summer! The track is really long with each ride lasting around 9 minutes!! Great way of discovering the mountain if you are maybe a bit scared of downhill... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sophie! Thanks so much for your great review of our mountain carts. It's so good to hear you've come up in summer now too! Come back & visit again soon - otherwise we'll catch you up here for winter :) More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Tried the mountain carting, day was a bit rainy but we all had a good time on the track. I think the rain made it even more fun as I was able to power slide the carts round some of the bends. Course is nice and long but there are parts when you have to get off and push, although... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Hi wykecliffe! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed your day mountain carting - thanks so much for writing us a review to let us know! We hope to see you up at Cardrona for round two soon :) More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My partner and I went to Cardrona ski fields in last winter and it was breathtakingly beautiful. It was my first time snowboarding and we had two lessons - one morning then one after lunch, and the instructors were so helpful. they were small groups of ten or so, so we got a lot of one-on-one time with them. fantastic... More 

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Hi GoldCoastexplorer! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's so great to hear you had a great time learning to snowboard at Cardrona! We hope to see you back on the mountain this winter :) More 

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