There are plenty of reasons to choose New Zealand for your next ski holiday. First, it’s hard to go past Queenstown. This is an international resort town, on a picturesque lake with a backdrop of stunning mountain peaks. The outdoors will take your breath away, but there is plenty to do indoors too, with close to 200 drinking establishments in one square kilometre.
With our super ski deals on offer now, there’s never been a better time to book your New Zealand ski holiday. But if you need some more convincing, here are a few good reasons:
The average flight time from an Australian city to Queenstown? Around four hours— even less than that if you only consider the East Coast cities. Average drive time from Sydney or Melbourne to one of the Australian ski fields? Close to five hours. So even though you’re flying to a different country, the time needed for a ski trip to NZ is pretty much the same as for a weekend’s skiing in Australia! Plus, there’s no sketchy roads or traffic to worry about— just book your trip and put your feet up on the plane.
Love the idea of a ski holiday but still think it’s too expensive? Time to rethink. We offer a full range of deals to suit all budgets, including packages to Queenstown starting from just $499pp. With your accommodation, rental car and lift passes all taken care of, you’ll have plenty of time on your hands to explore cool shops, bars and restaurants, or simply spend time relaxing and soaking in those unbelievable mountain views.
Amazing Range of Ski Fields
The choice of ski fields in either Queenstown or Wanaka is world-class. From Queenstown, it’s a short drive to either The Remarkables or Coronet Peak, and only a little further to Cardrona; from Wanaka you get easy access to both Cardona and Treble Cone.
Famous for appearing in the Lord of the Rings movies, the Remarkables tower over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu as Queenstown’s highest ski field. The ‘Remarks’ as locals know them are known for sun-kissed chute runs, incredible views, and a consistent base of quality snow thanks to the high elevation.
Queenstown’s family favourite and home of night skiing, Coronet Peak is beloved for its convenient travel time from town, superb mix of runs suiting all skill levels, and good vibes. Night skiing runs on Friday and Saturday and offers a cool new way to try skiing, with a party atmosphere and super sharp deals on lift passes. Co-hosts the Winter Games each year along with Cardrona.
Cardrona is a snowboarder’s paradise, with perhaps NZ’s best snow park and halfpipe offering. Each winter in conjunction with Coronet Peak, elite skiers and snowboarders flock here for the Winter Games. Known as New Zealand’s favourite alpine resort, it’s got the perfect blend of runs, views and accessibility.
Treble Cone, also known as ‘TC’ by locals, is the largest ski area in the South Island and is known for its incredible off-piste terrain, jaw-dropping views over Lake Wanaka and long runs that provide endless options for exploring. Epic!
Nightlife & Other Activities
Queenstown is world renowned for its buzzing nightlife and festive atmosphere, with a load of choice for those looking to shop till they drop, hit the town and make new friends, or unwind at an relaxing day spa. Over the hill in Wanaka things are a bit more chilled, but there’s still a great range of restaurants and bars to explore, plus incredible walking trails for all fitness levels.
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