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“Fun for young kids”
Review of Snow Farm

Snow Farm
Ranked #35 of 81 things to do in Wanaka
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Snow Farm is your ideal winter destination! Open from June 28th until September 23rd Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are great winter activities all-ages and abilities. It's an ideal way to experience the beauty of the NZ alpine environment and spectacular views of the Southern Alps. For the family we have our new Snow Fun zone. This is the perfect spot to build a snowman, go tubing, and have a great time in the snow, all while you relax over lunch, coffee, hot chocolate, or beverage from our on site bar and Cafe. Activities include: -Cross Country Skiing -Snow Shoeing -Lessons/Tours -Tubing/sledding -Snow Fun Zone -Back country huts
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We visited the Snow Farm to give our 3 young children a break from skiing. The kids' Fun Zone is small and simple, but our children (ages 5-10) had a ball playing in the snow, building snowmen, playing in the snow cave and riding tubes and toboggans, We had lunch in the cafe which was also pleasant. When the kids are older we'll come back to try cross-country skiing - the facilities look excellent. Only downside was the drive up/down the mountain on the steep dirt road. It's 13k long and steep and windy in places, so requires good concentration and took us over 30 min in the snow....but spectacular views.

1  Thank Gray P
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We visited snowfarm with our two young children - 1 year old and 2.5 year old. We wanted to get the kids into the snow, but the beginner slopes at TC and Cardrona were too busy. So we went to snow farm. We hired 2 tubs for $5 and had an absolute blast playing on the little tubing hill. As a morning out for a young family I would throughly recommend this!! Also the snow farm 'community' was so welcoming and friendly.

2  Thank MillyMolly6101
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

We had a lot of fun at the snow farm, we cross country skied into the wilderness and stayed the night in a hut one night. Hut was well equipped with plenty of firewood. The accomodation at the snow farm family room was exceptionally spacious and very warm, if a little dated. The meals at the snow farm are done in a communal help yourself fashion and at $35 a head (for 3 courses) represented excellent value and were delicious too. Recommended!

3  Thank Bittenbytravelbug4
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

We came here as part of the Underdog dogsledding experience. Very tranquil atmosphere unlike the ski fields. Didn't try Nordic skiing but should have done it . Fortunately I brought the snowboard boots for a spot of sledding and tubing. Took multiple photos. The cafeteria menu is the usual stuff you get, but since its cold who cares? Worth the journey all the way from Queenstown area.

2  Thank SwimSnow
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Snow Farm has groomed trails for nordic skiing, and they have the Underdog sledding team of Kurt and Fleur. Outstanding dogs and organisation. These two really know their stuff, and the dogs receive superb treatment.

3  Thank 46kiwitraveller
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