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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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Ski Holiday

Our absolute favourite mountain worth the longer trip! Lots of different runs all different levels... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Makaela T
,
Newcastle, Australia
Fun family time at Cardrona

We visited for our 20 year wedding anniversary with the family. The resort suited all levels of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rossmore68
,
Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“valley view” (9 reviews)
“ski school” (16 reviews)
“half pipe” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Wanaka, Cardrona, New Zealand
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+64 800 440 800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our absolute favourite mountain worth the longer trip! Lots of different runs all different levels, Friendly staff and great coffee

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

Hi Makaela! Thanks so much for your great review :) Hope to see you back this winter for more great times & good coffee!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for our 20 year wedding anniversary with the family. The resort suited all levels of skiers and boarders. W all and a amazing time and the staff at the resort were very helpful. We will all be back!

Thank Rossmore68
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, Rossmore68! Congratulations on your anniversary, & thank you for sharing your special day with us. We can't wait to see you all again soon - Cardrona loves you!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to enjoy the mountain in summer. Our 10 year old was a little nervous but she lived it. The carts have awesome breaks so you feel in control. The staff were very helpful and also provide overalls, gloves and helmets. Topped of with...More

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

Hi Leanne! Thanks so much for your great review - it's awesome to hear you & your family had fun carting this summer :) Please come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank Mandys_Worlds
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 :)

Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank Alistair L
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!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

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...More

Thank Motters1966
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!

Reviewed 6 March 2017 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...More

Thank SailorMonkey
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!

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 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 :)

Reviewed 4 March 2017

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...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 :)

Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank alimac54
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!

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lowsoon
Hi,can I drive the rented 6 berth camper van up to the montain on 2June17 just to see the snow? if it is not, is there any others way i can do it (by bus, by walking) ? i just want to enjoy the snow...very thank you for the answer and help.God Bless.
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
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baldy252
We are staying on the mountain during the winter ski season this year...can you please advise if anyone knows if youre allowed to drive a rental car to the Cardrona Alpine Resort?
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.
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PerthNataliePerth
Can anyone please advise if you are able to sightsee at Cardrona if you don't ski or snowboard? Thanks
17 July 2016|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hi there! My name is Jen & I'm the Communications Exec at Cardrona. Yes you absolutely can come sightseeing! You can ride McDougall's Quad up to the top of the mountain, & back down for $26. There's plenty of awesome spots... More
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