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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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Wonderful time

Whole family had a great first time here. Small ski resort but ideal for beginners. We all had... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Best place to ski and stay

We had a blast staying and skiing on the mountain with the friendly, helpful Cardinal crew. Iain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew I
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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, 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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“valley view” (11 reviews)
“great runs” (17 reviews)
“ski school” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whole family had a great first time here. Small ski resort but ideal for beginners. We all had lessons & the instructors were great. The kids had so much fun with Hans from Belgium they went back for another lesson. The hire gear was reasonably...More

Thank Leama73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast staying and skiing on the mountain with the friendly, helpful Cardinal crew. Iain was fantastic teaching the kids to ski and they can’t wait to get back for more. I’d recommend staying on the mountain as well and enjoying the great...More

Thank Andrew I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time skiing. Very blessed to have an experienced instructor, Kate who has 25 seasons of experience teaching us to ski. Definitely recommend going for morning and afternoon to solidify the learning. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My husband and I will look forward...More

Thank Cassandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up the mountain is quite scenic and the road was plenty wide enough and well maintained. The views are different again to those at Treble Cone, however, if you enjoy mountain views, this is the place for you! The gondola's are a comfortable...More

Thank 963Marika
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fantastic experience skiing here. Wide open slopes and not too busy! Lucky with the weather too!

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to NZ. First time to snowboard. Kids loved it! Heaps of snow, great staff, lots of options for kids to teach themselves or be taught. Great day out and so easily accessed.

Thank Irenezjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of our trip to NZ was a day at Cardrona alpine resort. We had booked to go on October 1, and when we arrived the resort had been closed for the day due to high winds. Staff were excellent and offered us to...More

Thank Josephine v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the summit of The Cardrona ski field I could see Queenstown in the distance below. The 360 degree views are breathtaking and the snow was still there as we snowboarded and skied. How fortunate are we? The lifts were great, the queues short and...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest and best of the ski fields we went to around Queenstown, there was something for everyone. And seeing the skills of the guys on the jumps was excellent.

Thank GaryLex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came by on a nice sunny day and it was fairly busy. The bottom lifts had the option of the normal chairs or a gondola. We went on the gondola most of the time since it wasn't as busy. Nice snow and really large area...More

Thank Acineto
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
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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
24 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I did it in glorious sun in a large car ! It was very slippy in places so with snow on the ground I'm not sure ! I would think there is a bus up there or other form of transport . It looked all very organised for the winter... More
2 February 2017|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
HI I did - But it is gravel and a long way up - so for a little car very hard on it and very dusty and gravel problems. I survied without problems but felt sorry for the car and crossed my fingers I had no gravel cracks etc.