Cardrona is renowned for its wide-open terrain and world-class terrain parks and pipes. The perfect resort for beginners and intermediates with plenty of long, wide, gentle slopes. Do not fear, Cardrona has lots on offer for advanced riders too and it is an off-piste playground on a powder day. Cardrona is a great choice for families with childcare facilities and an excellent ski school. Its within easy reach of Wanaka and an hour from Queenstown.
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AccommodationCardrona offers 15 self-contained on-mountain apartments from studio - 4 bedroom. Nearby Wanaka (35 minute drive) has a range of accommodation options including luxury lodges, high-end apartments, motels, hotels and b&b’s. Most of the lodging is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and cafes. There are a number of shuttle services that run from downtown or from your accommodation.
Skiing & BoardingCardrona is a family favourite for its wide open runs, plenty of intermediate terrain and childcare facilities. If you like to ride park and pipes then Cardrona has you covered with some of the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also a great beginners mountain with their newly installed ‘Chondola’.
ActivitiesWanaka has over 750km of trails to explore for walking, biking, and hiking. Mt Aspire National Park is also nearby with glaciers, waterfalls and rivers. Why not take a helicopter glacier tour! Seeking an adrenaline rush? Then there is skydiving, via ferrata, off road tours, canyoning and more. And if you are after something a bit more relaxing then there are world class vineyards, boutique breweries and distilleries.
Getting There & AroundQueenstown international airport is located a 60 minute drive from Cardrona and is easily accessible from Australia, with direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Coolangatta as well as daily flights from New Zealand's main airports.
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Cardrona Alpine Apartments are located on-mountain with a one minute walk to the lifts and are self catering with kitchen facilities in each accommodation option. There are newly refurbished Studio, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom apartments, some with in room washer/dryer. On site restaurant, Apres ski every night of the season and drying room facilities.