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Cardrona Alpine Resort – “Can we never go home?”


Can we never go home?

Deep in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona Alpine Resort staff are gearing up for what is set to be another fantastic winter.

Cardrona leads the way in New Zealand for child and family friendly resorts with four dedicated Kids Centres. Catering for kids from 3 months to 14 years there is something for every family. Cardrona is renowned for being a fun and family friendly ski resort with the most consistent snow conditions in the Southern Lakes regions. With a range of flexible options including care, lunch, lessons and activities you can tailor your family holiday to be whatever you want. Kids can spend time at the kids centres, have lessons on the snow & spend some time skiing with their parents – up to you!

Cardrona has a knack of making everyone feel like a rockstar on the snow. Its wide open slopes and abundance of intermediate terrain make this mountain fun and easy to ride. That said, advanced skiers and riders aren’t disappointed with the Arcadia and Tulip chutes for them to play in. With three open bowls getting tired will be your biggest worry.


Offering rental, accommodation and a large number of food & beverage options a holiday at Cardrona will be everything you dreamed of.

Nestled high in the Crown Range, Cardrona is easily accessible from both Queenstown and Wanaka. Cardrona is an easy 60min drive (58km) from Queenstown, only 15 minutes further than its smaller cousins in Queenstown. The route from Queenstown to Cardrona takes in NZ’s highest road through an area rich in gold mining history. With breathtaking views the journey itself should not be missed. For those staying in the picturesque lakeside town of Wanaka, Cardrona is even more accessible with a drive time of only 35mins. Buses leave from Queenstown and Wanaka daily.

*Information provided by Cardrona


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