Central Otago, South Island

Snow Farm Snow Zone fun!

Snow Farm Snow Zone tubing fun!

Snow Farm Snow Zone tubing fun!

Snow Farm Snow Zone fun!

Snow Farm Snow Zone fun!

Snow Farm Snow Zone family fun!

Cross country skiing fun at Snow Farm

Cross country skiing at Snow Farm

Snow Farm Snow Fun tubing fun

Snow Fun Zone – Snow Farm

Our family-focused Snow Fun Zone is an area of snow where you can enjoy all of the classic winter activities, you can build a snowman, make snow angels, throw snowballs and more. The area is open all-day-long for as much fun as you can handle. It only costs $15 per person for a day pass to the Snow Fun Zone.

Pricing is the same for both children and adults. 
Above the Snow Fun Zone is our Tubing Hill, where you can snow tube down the slope! Our Snow Fun Zone Pass includes use our tubes and you can help yourself. During busy times it may be necessary to share tubes. We do not allow guests to bring their own sleds, tubes, or toboggans.

Please note:

  • The tubing hill is a gentle slope designed for a safe and fun experience, it is not designed for thrills.
  • All children 3+ years and up will require a valid ticket.
  • Under 3 are Free and classed as Infants
  • All children MUST be supervised by a ticketed adult at all times.
  • Spectators require a pass.
  • We do not allow guests to bring their own sliding devices.

Note: Children Under 18 MUST be supervised by a ticketed adult at all times and all children 3+ require a valid pass.

We have all the gear, hire it here – or bring your own.
It’s truly another world up here – what are you waiting for?

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Experience Day all-inclusive from $45 (child)

Cross country skiing is for everyone! It is an amazing way to see the countryside, enjoy the scenery while you climb, descend and traverse terrain making the sport a truly "cross country" activity. Our trails are groomed and easy to follow. Many are designed with the beginner in mind. Gear hire includes an introduction to your skis and practice lesson, then you're away!  
For more information click here.

SNOW ZONE – SNOW PLAY

Come up and  bring the kids for a play. Make a snowman, explore the caves - touch, experience and discover snow, try tubing and then relax at the cafe afterwards and watch the action.  One price for all day action – $15

SNOW SHOEING

Snowshoe packages from just $25

Cross country skiing is for everyone! It is an amazing way to see the countryside, enjoy the scenery while you climb, descend and traverse terrain making the sport a truly "cross country" activity. Our trails are groomed and easy to follow. Many are designed with the beginner in mind. Gear hire includes an introduction to your skis and practice lesson, then you're away! For more information click here.

BACKCOUNTRY HUTS

Snow Farm has true New Zealand backcountry huts with the unique ski-in and ski-out luxury. The Bob Lee, Daisy Lee and Meadow Huts are accessible from the groomed cross country trail system. You don't even have to be an expert to ski to the huts!

The trails that connect the huts are manageable after a day or two of learning cross country skiing as the Meadow Hut is only 3.8km from the main lodge and Bob Lee Hut and Daisy Lee are 6.5km. These huts offer great access to the fantastic Pisa Range and back country terrain.

CHAIN HIRE

The access road is unsealed and in winter time it is essential that chains are carried and ready to be used if needed.  We offer a chain hire service that you pre-book so please arrange this when booking or prior to arrival if required.  You will be given a code to access your chains near the bottom of the access road.
Please ensure you know how to fit your chains!

How to fit your chains >>

 

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  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
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  • Ashburton
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  • Kaikoura
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  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
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  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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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.