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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
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3 days of fun learning

Our family of 4 with 2 young boys, 6 & 4, had the best time in Cardrona. We all had lessons in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Friendly staff, top notch facility

We've visited Cardrona on 18/08 for a day, it's been a very positive experience except at the end a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nick W
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“valley view” (11 reviews)
“ski school” (18 reviews)
“kids club” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 4 with 2 young boys, 6 & 4, had the best time in Cardrona. We all had lessons in the morning and skied together in the afternoon for 3 days. The older boy made good progress going from the small magic carpet...More

Thank HappyBingo
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've visited Cardrona on 18/08 for a day, it's been a very positive experience except at the end a little unpleasant scene caused by the bus driver. Staff are very friendly and very helpful, from the office in Queenstown to the one on the mountain,...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my teenage children for a day using Go Orange from Queenstown. All equipment easy to collect and pick up / return. Skiing was fantastic - good range of runs and well organised queues for lifts. As Cardrona is on my way large ski field,...More

Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been skiing here for longer than I can remember and while it is limited in 'expert' runs it has a fantastic mix of trails that are perfect for mixed groups to enjoy. If you are all pros, go heliskiing. If not, enjoy fun,...More

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only have Australian show fields to compare to but the quality of snow is top notch! While Cardrona is a smaller resort, it doesn't lack space. The runs are just long enough to enjoy without feeling too much burn. The views are absolutely breathtaking....More

Thank Hayleigh S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's been a childhood dream to go to NZ and ride the Cardrona park... it did not disappoint. The shapers work hard and the kickers are pretty immaculate.

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cardrona Alpine Resort provides a variety of slopes for all difficulty levels, from Beginners to Experts there are slopes for everyone. Amazing views all around the whole ski field, excellent cafes and restaurants to chill out in, staff members are very friendly. One of New...More

Thank dobscon2
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a bit small comparing to Ski fields like Dizin (Iran) but in general we enjoyed it. There was a snow storm and they closed down a lift called Captain. We skied for about 3-4 hours and then moved down. Staff were a bit confused...More

Thank Arash V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cardrona provided us with a fantastic day of skiing. We turned up as complete novices, but over the course of a day with our fantastic, friendly and learned instructor, Bob, we came on leaps and bounds; certainly enough to give us a real taste for...More

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 days ski-ing at Cardrona under a variety of conditions andd a very enjoyable experience. Plenty of variety of runs, good lifts with minimal wait times and good cheerful service from staff. Two minor problems - the road which was in very bad shape due...More

Thank Richard L
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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.