New Zealand Ski

Queenstown & Wanaka

Two memorable resort towns, six majestic peaks.

Surrounded by spectacular lakes and mountains, Queenstown and Wanaka are vibrant ski resort towns, each with their own personality and offerings to suit all winter ski holiday makers.

Queenstown and Wanaka, located within an hour’s drive of each other, bridge four ski resorts and one specialist ski area which are all within easy reach, no matter where you choose to stay during your visit!

It is no wonder that skiers and snowboarders flock from all over the world to these energetic alpine towns, enjoying their premier ski areas, lively après ski culture and abundance of off-piste activities.

  • Accommodation & Activities

    No matter what your budget or preference, there is accommodation for all in both Queenstown and Wanaka. You can choose from 5 star resorts or quality camping grounds, luxury B&Bs right in the heart of town, sumptuous hide-away lakeside lodges, relaxing internationally recognised brand-name hotels or convenient serviced apartments.

    If ever you are in need of a rest from the slopes, try swinging a club at one of many golf courses, a pampering at one of the numerous day spas, sipping wine in the Gibbston Valley, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, gondola rides... the list goes on and on!  Alternatively, take to the skies on board the latest chopper or fixed wing aircraft and if you are really keen you can even take on the challenge of skydiving. Children will be mesmerised by the maze and puzzle attractions in Wanaka and be captivated by the toy museum packed with seemingly every toy ever created!

    More fun awaits as night falls. Popular pizza restaurants and bars, sumptuous dining and cosy cocktail/ après ski bars and themed restaurants are all on offer.

  • Resorts in the region

    Between them, both Queenstown and Wanaka provide a home base for four premier commercial ski fields, a specialist ski area and thousands of peaks across the Southern Alps for heli-skiers and boarders.

    In Queenstown you can enjoy quick access to Coronet Peak, New Zealand’s most well established ski area, as well as The Remarkables.     Cardrona Alpine Resort is conveniently located between Queenstown and Wanaka, as is the Snow Farm. Majestic Treble Cone takes command from its vantage point overlooking Wanaka's spectacular lake. They all provide their unique character and personality that simply have to be experienced.

  • Fly direct into Queenstown

    Direct flights from Australia’s East Coast into Queenstown Airport mean you can arrive and be on the snow-laden slopes literally within the hour.

    Alternatively, you can fly via Christchurch International Airport  or Auckland International Airport and link with domestic flights into Queenstown.

  • Getting around the region

    It is easy to get around the region with your choice of transport options. Queenstown Airport has a range of rental car companies on site, along with taxis and shuttles to help you explore the region.

    Sit back and take the convenience of specialist ski transfers to the slopes. Queenstown-based companies provide transfers to all ski areas in the region. From Wanaka check out the options to reach the nearby Wanaka slopes. It couldn't get any easier as you don't need to worry about chains or weather... leave it to the experts.

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