Things to do in Cardrona

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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Called in to the Cardrona Distillery - we'd been in the area on our last trip but got sidetracked by the bra fence! This time we headed straight to the distillery. Signed up for the tour and were met by Dan. He was from Scotland and gave us a great tour - lots of talk, lots of humour, lots to learn - he didn't give us the exam that was threatened thank heavens. Very interesting tour and we did learn a lot. The tasting afterwards was tricky - some of the drinks were just awful (but he did warn us!) - I'm not a whiskey drinker but there was a certain something about the real stuff. We bought a bottle for future use on our trip. Definitely worth a visit - if you have the time take the tour
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Paul A
    Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always good times @ Cardrona even when the weather isn't the best. Usually go there during Winter X Games so that's busier than school holidays and during those times queues are a bit annoying if you are on the MdDougalls or Whitestar and want to watch so it would be great if they upgraded to a six-seater. But then the Captain's is usually relatively empty.

    Limited off-piste as you need decent snow coverage to hit the best diamonds trails but there are plenty of other cool drops and steep areas for adrenaline junkies around the Captain's. If the usually used for racing trails are open, you can get some decent speeds while carving it up hard :)

    Food/Beverages got a lot more expensive from the 2023 season to what I remember so you may want to pack lunch and bring your isotonic drinks with you :)
    Written 9 October 2023
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  • Dreamer14561189998
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Debs hosted us for an amazing 2 hour ride around the property. Stunning Otago countryside, whilst actively been enjoyed on horse back!

    We thought it was an awesome family activity! The kids had a little experience, but my husband and I were total novices and had a great time... including trotting, and a canter.

    The horses were incredible.

    Thoroughly recommend Debs and her set up from start to finish
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Urja Thakkar
    Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I saw a post that went viral, which was about this place. I thought to myself people are really crazy why would they do that? So then I looked up and got to know that its for a good cause and awareness of breast cancer. After that I obviously has to visit there. If you are on a road trip to Queenstown, it will be on the way.
    Written 9 November 2021
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  • wendy1811027
    Taupo, New Zealand221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The old school house is only small but it has been decorated well and mostly has products as souvenirs for the Cardrona Hotel like t shirts and tea towels and prints etc. A few other collections were nice but I would like to see more variety to be of more interest. The building is cute in its setting by the hotel. Please fix the door lock as visitors can't open the door and think it's closed!
    Written 19 April 2019
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  • Miquel U
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down one of the best experience of my life, shooting this variety of guns it’s once in a lifetime opportunity especially the 50 cal BMG.
    My instructor was really nice, calm and patient with me. Highly recommend for everyone coming to New Zealand!
    Written 25 March 2024
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