Central Otago, South Island

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Coronet Peak family snow fun

Coronet Peak night skiing

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Coronet Peak groomers

Pristine groomers at Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak at night

Coronet Peak night skiing

Coronet Peak

Open 16th June - 24th September 2023

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!

Child friendly terrain

Coronet Peak offers gentle learners slopes and night skiing under the stars on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as the three Saturdays in the July school holidays. There really is something for everyone – ensuring kids, first-timers and novice skiers and snowboarders have a great time. Along with great terrain the kids, including 'big kids', get free on mountain entertainment from our mascots Spike and Shred who regularly appear at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Plus we have a dedicated Snow Play Zone where parents can take the little ones ( and big ones) and go sledding! (rental or purchase of sleds available).

 Kids Lessons

Coronet Peak is a great place for your kids to learn to ski. Skiwiland caters for children up to five years of age. Our RIppers Holiday Camps are perfect to keep the kids entertained with ski and snowboard programmes for a range of abilities.
Read more on Coronet Peak kids lessons here >>

Skiwiland – my first ski school

Skiwiland caters for children aged from two to five years. Skiwiland is a fully licensed Early Learning Centre with the NZ Ministry of Education, so you can enjoy your time skiing or snowboarding, secure in the knowledge that your kids are also having a great time on the mountain.
As a licensed education centre your children's safety is our priority. Our teachers are trained to make your child's experience on the mountain awesome. 
Read more on Skiwilland here >>

Night Skiing

If you’ve never skied after sundown don’t miss Night Skiing, Wednesday, Fridays and three Saturdays during the July school holidays from 4pm until 9pm.  Often there is live music, the fire pits outside are lit – and the atmosphere is something really special. 
Read more on Night Ski here >>>

Playstation Fridays

Fridays are meant for family, fun and winning a PlayStation console! Take part in the on-trail hunt for PlayStation symbols. Return the symbols to the admin building and be entered to win a console or other cool prizes! Each week a console and games will be given away.


> high-speed six-seater lift – it’s faster and quieter! 

> two high-speed quad chairs

> one T Bar

> four surface conveyor lifts (magic carpet) 


15% learners, 33% intermediate, 25% advanced, 27% expert (approx)

Other facilities

Cafés and restaurants including the on-mountain Corona Ice Bar and Heidi’s Hut, snow shop, rental and repairs, ski/snowboard school, first aid.

Transport & Tickets 

Save time and get organised in town before you get up the mountain. Visit our Snow Centre located at 9 Duke Street and our helpful staff will get you all organised.  
Queenstown Snow CentreDuke Street, Queenstown. 


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…


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 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.


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.


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 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!


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.