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Cardrona is based in the picturesque Wanaka, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand. Although the field is family friendly (it does have a gondola as well) it’s well liked by experienced riders, with a huge terrain park available and an extensive backcountry to explore. It also tends to get a higher amount of snowfall with it being higher than the likes of the Remarkables or Coronet Peak.It also plays home to numerous festivals and has a packed out winter events schedule, something to keep everyone entertained.

Mountain Info
  • Elevation: 1670m
  • Skiable Area: 345 hectares
  • Lifts: 10x8 seater gondola, 40x6 seater chairs, 3x 4 seater express chairs, platter lift, 3x conveyors
  • Average Natural Snowfall: 2.9m
  • Snow Making: Extensive
  • Operating Hours: 8.30am-4pm
  • Terrain: 25% beginners, 25% intermediate, 30% advanced, 20% expert
  • Home to major ski competitions and festivals
  • In the future will be merged with Soho Basin to form NZ’s largest skiable area
Where You’d Live

Wanaka is widely favoured by those who want a picturesque ski town, but without the hustle and bustle that comes with Queenstown. Although it still has everything you need to have a great time, it’s undoubtedly quieter than it’s more famous neighbour, but this is why it is widely loved by everyone who has lived there. Two of the main tourist destinations, Lake Wanaka and Roy’s Peak, are found on numerous lists of ‘best views in the world’, and are deservedly worth it. Rent is slightly cheaper in Wanaka, with you looking between NZD$180-$200 per week for a room, and it has a small town vibe where you get to know everyone.

Things To Do
  • Ski/Snowboard on Cardrona or the advanced Treble Cone
  • Hike up the famous ‘Roy’s Peak’
  • Explore Lake Wanaka
  • Go Canyoning and Climbing through Waterfalls
  • Go horseriding across the wild landscapes
  • Check out the weird and wacky attractions, like Puzzle World
  • Eat at Kika (voted the best in NZ)
  • Tike a boat over to Mao Waho Island for the wildlife
  • Take in the beautiful scenes of Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Walk Mt Iron Track
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