Visitors from around the world are drawn to Wanaka for its outstanding beauty, friendly locals and proximity to world class mountains. Only 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown this vibrant small town has it all – stylish boutiques, thriving food & drink scene and a great range of accommodation to choose from.
Wanaka is home to two ski areas, Treble Cone and Cardrona. Treble Cone holds some impressive titles; it is the largest ski area in the South Island and boasts the longest vertical rise. Treble Cone’s longest run is a thigh burning 4km! With uncrowded groomed runs and challenging off-piste skiing, there is a lot to love about Treble Cone. The Snow Play area was new for 2017 and acts a great base for families heading up the slopes for the first time.
Cardrona is known for its consistent snow conditions thanks to its higher altitude and easterly-facing basins. With wide open slopes & plenty of space for everyone, Cardrona is considered by many to be a learner’s paradise. From the longest beginner trail in NZ, at 3.6km, to the only ski-field gondola cabins in New Zealand, even beginners can feel like a rock star on their very first day.
Cardrona features the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, with 4 different parks that cater for all levels of skier or rider including 2 halfpipes, a big air, world cup slopestyle course & a gravity cross course! Whether you want to stop & watch the action from the side-lines or get involved yourself, you won’t be disappointed!
- Town charm
- Challenging terrain
- Terrain Parks
Cardrona Treble Cone
|Season||11 June - 9 October 2017||Season||23 June - 2 October 2017|
|Average Snowfall||2m||Average Snowfall||1.5m|
|Vertical Drop||600m||Vertical Drop||700m|
|Ski Area||853 acres||Ski Area||1,359 acres|
|Terrain Park||4 + 2 halfpipes and a Gravity Cross Course||Terrain Park||Kids Park|
|Driving Distance||35 mins from Wanaka||Driving Distance||30 mins from Wanaka|
Wanaka Ski Packages
To learn more about skiing or snowboarding in Wanaka request a quote below or call to chat to one of our knowledgeable consultants. We can help your plan and tailor a Wanaka ski vacation package to suit your budget and preferences. From flights to transfers, non-ski activities and lift tickets, we've got you covered.
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Wanaka Hotel, Wanaka
from $959* per person
Edgewater Resort, Wanaka
from $1329* per person
Tin Tub Luxury Lodge, Wanaka
from $1189* per person
Maple Lodge, Wanaka
from $1039* per person
The Moorings Motel & Apartments, Wanaka
from $655* per person
Dungarvon St Apartments, Wanaka
from $385* per person
Lime Tree Lodge, Wanaka
from $1.295* per person
Base Backpackers Wanaka, Wanaka
from $205* per person
How to get there
The closest airport is Queenstown (ZQN); direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Flight time is approximately 3 hours.
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The town centre is located 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. Car hire pick up is available at the airport; other options include pre-ordered transfers or airport taxi.
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