Embark on a ski holiday of a lifetime in New Zealand, where you'll find postcard views at every ski turn, slopes for all levels, and a buzzing apres-ski atmosphere. With direct flights from Australia and New Zealand’s main centers, getting to Queenstown is easy and you can be up the mountain or in a vibrant town center in a matter of minutes.
Experience your peak of winter in Queenstown and/or Wanaka. Choose from four world-class ski areas; The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona, and treble Cone all with world-class snow and varied terrain for skiers of all abilities.
Every year from early June onwards, the region transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting snow sports enthusiasts from around the world with its incredible lake and alpine scenery, crisp blue-sky days, easy access to some of New Zealand's finest ski and snowboard terrain and a vibrant après ski scene.
The region’s four ski areas, all within a handy 20 to 90-minute drive of Queenstown, open from early June and offer a range of terrain for all levels whether you’re keen to conquer the basics, enjoy groomed runs, tackle off-piste, throw down some freestyle tricks or experience the thrill of night skiing. With the first snowfalls, you can feel the buzz in town as skiers and snowboarders gear up for a season of fun.
The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand. The Rees offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 Hotel rooms, 90 Apartments, and five private, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces, showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of the Remarkable Mountain range. Or: Experience the highest level of sophistication at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. Inspired by the charms of Paris with the warm hospitality inherent to Queenstown, be mesmerized by its stylish combination of French antique elegance and locally inspired design. Centrally located in the heart of Queenstown, the hotel offers 82 luxuriously appointed bedrooms and suites
Or: Endulge at Azur Lodge a distinctively contemporary Luxury Lodge with nine private Villas located on a hilltop with some of the most spectacular views in Queenstown. Get the best of both worlds - the feeling of privacy and remoteness and jet in 5 minutes be part of the local dynamic scene in downtown Queenstown.
Get a Kiwi experience with a slice of New Zealand’s culinary history. Liftoff from the Over The Top Hangar for a scenic flight across Lake Wakatipu, to enjoy a landing on Cecil Peak. Here your helicopter will shut down and relax in the complete serenity of this alpine environment. Enjoy a locally made Pavlova with either a mulled wine or craft beer. (for those without a sweet tooth substitute the Pavlova for a local mince pie).
Or: Optional Take a Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist attractions. Its stunning landscape is so beautiful it has been called the “8th Wonder of the World” by many who visit. During a stay in Queenstown, venturing out to Milford Sound on a day trip is one of the best things to do in Queenstown in any season! Our recommendation is to take a stunning scenic flight over the Alpine vault with an incredible view looking down on the snow-covered peaks.
Plus there are lots of off-mountain activities in the alpine towns of Queenstown and Wanaka to explore. Enjoy the stunning snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps, taste the local food & wine, Gibbston Valley a small wine region only a 30 minutes drive from Queenstown is home to some of the best Pinot Noir in the world!
Take a short drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy. This rustic town is a true outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Set against a background of native beech forest and towering mountain ranges, Glenorchy’s surroundings are nothing short of awe-inspiring
Explore nearby Lake Wanaka. Located in the spectacular Alps of the South Island, New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty. The stunning mountain and lakeside setting and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Area, make it the ultimate base for outdoor activities.
Ad experiences the thrill of skydiving, ziplining, or a rugged 4WD tour, or enjoy Fly over the historic skipper canyon for an adrenaline surge in a Jet Boat. Much to chose from. Pay a round of golf at one of the amazing golf courses around the area.
Relax in the Onsen Pools with a range of idyllic cedar-lined hot pools overlooking the Shotover River, and a newly expanded day spa facility with exclusive use hot tubs, relaxation, and pampering on offer here is second to none in the region.
Self-drive (or as private guided for extra charges) Tour 6 nights
Location: South Island
Accommodation: 5* lakeshore hotel, 5* Luxury city hotel, or 5* boutique hotel villas B&B
Next Departure: Daily
LOCATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Day 1: Queenstown arrival
Explore Queenstown town.
Iconic Kiwi Experience with Helicopter and landing in the Alps.
(Optional: Scenic flight to Milford Sounds, extra charges)
Day 2/3/4: Queenstown
Ski or Snowboard at any choice of 3 local ski fields
Day 5: Queenstown - Local tours
Day trip to the shores of Lake Wanaka
Wine tasting at Gibbston Valley wineries
(Optional: Snow farm Full Day Cross Country Experience, extra charges)
Day 6: Queenstown surroundings and activities
Visit stunning nearby Glenorchy
Chose from the additional activities/adventures (extra charges apply)
Visit Onsen Hot pools and (optional: take a spa, extra charges)
Day 7: Queenstown departure
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