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Address: | Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 443-7341
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Located between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand...
Located between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers and snowboarders for its dry, powder snow and wide slopes. Features include NZ's leading snowboard park and pipes, excellent kids skiing facilities, ski and snowboard school, on snow restaurants and apartment accommodation. Cardrona's ski season is approx mid June to early October.
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We stayed in one of the apartments which are located in 2 levels above the ski hire and other services. It's not cheap but compares well with some of the hotels we used elsewhere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed in one of the apartments which are located in 2 levels above the ski hire and other services. It's not cheap but compares well with some of the hotels we used elsewhere. There's dedicated parking for apartment guests. It was great to be able to just walk home at the end of the day instead of tackling the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to a couple of other ski resorts in NZ I feel Cardrona has the best facilities, the happiest staff and most opportunities for all levels of ski/snowboarders. The views from the top are spectacular and the bus ride up is a tour in itself!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've never skied before so was somewhat nervous when I arrived at Cardrona. The team there were fantastic and very patient. By the afternoon I managed to ski down the beginner's slopes. Lesson are well worth the money. I'll be back

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Christchurch NZ
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Cardrona is a fabulous field for all abilities. Very wide field with blue and black runs, plenty of lifts options. It is especially great for it's beginner runs, long wide and probably the best options of all the fields. if you haven't done much skiing or boarding I'd recommend Cardrona as the field to start lessons. My partner had never... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The slopes are well thought through, well groomed and set up for all levels perfectly. The staff this season (not that they weren't before) are all so unbelievably courteous, friendly and helpful. We've got so much time for this place.

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Kerobokan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Big Hands-Up to Cardrona, their staff and ski field. Yes, it's true, European alpine skiing is a far cry from what is on offer in NZ which is much more limited in pistes both on and off as well as lift systems. But that takes nothing away from a great little ski field, impressively well-run with well-trained, courteous and friendly... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had an awesome time. Great green and blue runs. If you want to avoid the crowd go when school holidays are over.

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Beveridge, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a wonderful time at Cardrona - and we weren't even going to go! So glad that we decided to go in the end. The runs are great and there are options for skiiers of all abilities. There are not a lot of options for lunch, but I would head down to the Captains Basin :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Cardrona is a super fun field. There are runs to suit all abilities and the road is a much easier drive Compared to other ski resorts

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were advised to go to Cardrona on our first skiing trip. I cannot compare it with the other skiing areas in South Island but we had a great time. The instructors were friendly and great with the kids who were skiing around in no time. The magic carpet was a gentle introduction to skiing, nothing too steep and crash... More 

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Address: | Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 443-7341
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island

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