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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
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A lot of money for very little service. The Remarkables was far better

The facilities are great! The learner area is very good indeed. The Instructors are good but the... read more

Reviewed today
Dave B
via mobile
Wow - What Exceptional Facilities!

After a 15km drive up a very windy road we thought we were in Europe. It was packed (a few kids... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynda M
via mobile
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Located between Wanaka & Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers & snowboarders for its dry powder snow & wide slopes. Features include the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive park & pipes, excellent kids skiing facilities, ski & snowboard school, 6 distinctly different cafes & restaurants, & apartment accommodation. Cardrona is open for both winter & summer operations, with mountain biking, hiking/sightseeing & mountain carting in the summer months.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“valley view” (11 reviews)
“ski school” (18 reviews)
“kids club” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

The facilities are great! The learner area is very good indeed. The Instructors are good but the hire staff are beyond appalling. First impressions count! They are clearly over it and could not care less. They do not want to help and they go to...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a 15km drive up a very windy road we thought we were in Europe. It was packed (a few kids & beginners) but mainly skiing & snow boarding experts. Some accom on site, shop, bars, restaurants & everything for hire.

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a few days snowboarding at cardrona. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Runs are well groomed. Great for intermediate level. Saw a lot of kids, families, singles. Definitely one of my favourites. Will go back next NZ trip.

Thank Kurt W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a complete newbie and had never been skiing before coming to Cardrona. I was fortunate enough to arrive the day after a huge lot of snow fall which was exciting but meant a long bus ride over the ranges! I booked a beginners...More

Thank RachaelR17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great resort for all the family, love the All Press Coffee Phil serves in the Lounge Cafe each morning while the kids collect their gear from the new Ski Conceige Storage great friendly chatty staff in there and then up the mountain, even went the...More

Thank Lottie1370
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather way getting better at the end of the day for the last too days - we skied just the afternoons - snow was great with a good dump. Two kids and two adult hired gear ( which was fairly good in range), snowed the...More

Thank Henrietta2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 weeks skiing here. Great ski instructor Steve T from Beaver creek. Shuttle bus drivers up the mountain Chris and Matt were great and personable blokes and knew what they were doing driving. Also got some great photos from the " on the mountain "...More

Thank mark c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from a hot climate country, let alone skiing. So this was definitely an exciting thing for us. It was a little windy and snowy day. We signed our 4 years old to the Ski Kindy (one of the reason why we chose Cardrona)...More

Thank DeAceFamilie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly place to ski - the staff are more than helpful - great atmosphere. The ski runs are broad and open with good little drop-offs if you want a bit more challenge. There are several different chair runs that will give you a varied...More

Thank Pete_VTauranga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cardrona is about a 80 minute drive from Queenstown (depending on how many buses get in your way). I spent a day Skiing at Cardrona which was my first time on ski's in 4 years! At best, I was still classed as a beginner as...More

Thank Kezbomb05
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Nadia E | Property representative |
Hi - as a rule children are usually separated into groups of those 4 years & under | 5 years & older. However there are ways we could accommodate having them stay together. Hiring a private instructor is a great option... More
24 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I did it in glorious sun in a large car ! It was very slippy in places so with snow on the ground I'm not sure ! I would think there is a bus up there or other form of transport . It looked all very organised for the winter... More
2 February 2017|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
HI I did - But it is gravel and a long way up - so for a little car very hard on it and very dusty and gravel problems. I survied without problems but felt sorry for the car and crossed my fingers I had no gravel cracks etc.