Wanaka, Snow Holidays

  • yello! Skifield Transport

    Yello! – Wanaka's #1 taxi and ski field transport operator, provides private transport to Snow Farm, Cardrona and Treble Cone so your day is easy and hassle-free!  Our vehicles are... read more

  • The Remarkables

    Just 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, The Remarkables is where you’ll find your freedom. This is Queenstown’s big mountain with sunny slopes, wide bowls, fast chutes and terrain for all abilities in your family.
    In Winter 2020 our Dopplemeyer D-Line high-speed chairlift was installed to whizz you to three dedicated terrain parks, plus 2.5km of new intermediate trails and off-piste runs including Outward Bound – in just four minutes!
    Extensive trail work, a learner slope with magic carpet-style conveyor makes the progression from beginner to intermediate easier and more enjoyable. Kids aged four and up have an awesome time in lessons at our ski school, and for those freestylers wanting to progress to the park, the ski field also hosts The Freeride World Tour (FWTA) for kids 5-17 years old.

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  • Green Toad Ski & Snowboard Rental - Wanaka

    The Family Rental SpecialistsThe Ski and Snowboard rental specialists offer great equipment at great prices for all gear including child rentals. Free wrist guards with snowboard h... read more

  • Coronet Peak

    This is the locals' playground, at just 20 minutes from Queenstown. Modern facilities, extensive snow-making, grooming and great learner slopes combined with roller coaster terrain make Coronet Peak a truly world-class ski area.
    Our quiet high speed 6-seater Express Chairlift will get you to the top, and on the slopes before you know it! 

    There’s plenty of fun for kids, from the licensed early childcare and ski school to the beginner slopes with 4 conveyor lifts. Coronet Peak offers a great kids ski and snowboard lesson packages that cater to every family’s ski holiday needs – along with lift pass, ski / snowboard lessons and Equipment Rental packages to suit all of the family. 

    Kids aged five years and under ski for free at Coronet Peak!

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  • Snow Farm - South Island

    Snow Play * Snow Shoe * Snow Ski * Snow Skate * Snow Fun!
    Play in the snow with fun activities for all ages and levels.

    Play - Build a snowman, go tobogganing and play in the snow caves.
    Explore - Our ‘winter wonderland’ on cross-country skis, snowshoes or fat bikes.
    Stunning views and backcountry huts to discover.
    Relax – Check out the action and the scenery from the comfort of our café/restaurant
    Do it all and make a day of it!
    We have all the gear, hire it here – or bring your own. Packages for skiing and snowshoeing include instruction before you set off.
    Snow Farm is New Zealand’s only Cross Country Skifield – set high on top of the Pisa Range plateau with 55km of stunning tracks to explore. It’s another world up here – what are you waiting for?

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  • Cardrona Alpine Resort - South Island

    Cardrona is the largest ski area close to both Queenstown and Wanaka, and is NZ’s favourite family mountain where everyone’s a VIP!  
    With a fun-filled atmosphere, wide, open runs and an abundance of intermediate terrain, Cardrona is welcoming and enjoyable to ski or ride. It’s the perfect place for beginners and intermediates;  with easy-to use surface lifts, beginner packages and plenty of wide, open trails spread over 3 basins.

    Cardrona’s Ski Kindy and Snow Sports School have options on and off the snow for kids from 3 months to 14 years, offering care, lessons, food & FUN in flexible options. Shorter lesson and care options are available for families who’d like to spend more time skiing together.

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  • Snopro Ski Rental Delivery - Wanaka

    Snopro offers NZ's first dedicated ski rental delivery service!  Whether you're staying in Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka or the Cardrona Valley - the team will custom fit you and y... read more

  • Ages 7+

    Basecamp Adventures Wanaka - Family Snowshoeing

    No Experience Necessary.  Your own personal guide will take you on an amazing half-day or full-day snowy adventure tailored entirely to your family's fitness, experience and comfor... read more

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.