We are visiting Queenstown in July (unfortunately during schools hols, only time we can all get time off) and have accomodation booked just out of town on Fernhill Rd.
Is it best to just leave all the driving to the ski shuttle bus service or is the driving not too bad? We would be mostly skiing but will want to do some other things as well so a car would be handy then, as first time skiers I'm sure we will need some time off!
Is a 4WD drive essential or is it easy to fit snow chains to standard car?
What is the parking like at Coronet Peak and Remarkables?
And, sorry, one last question, is it easier to just get ski/boot hire at the ski field or easier to get it in Queenstown?
Thanks for any advice or tips, very excited about our first visit to NZ :)