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Getting to and Staying in Cardrona Village

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Getting to and Staying in Cardrona Village

Hi I am thinking of staying in Cardrona Village as a close access point to Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Park/Farm ski fields. I am flying into Queenstown and then want to transfer to Cardrona Village. Can anyone tell me if there is a bus from the airport to Cardrona Village and whether there are buses from the village to each of the slopes? I am trying to avoid renting a car if possible.

Also whether Cardrona and nearby fielfds are better for powder type snow than the Queenstwon ski fields - Coronet and the Remarkables? Travelling 5th to 11th of August - thanks for any assistance/thoughts


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1. Re: Getting to and Staying in Cardrona Village

Sorry, but your going to need to hire a car! - There is a bus that goes to Wanaka from Queenstown, alpinecoachlines.co.nz/WanakaConnexions.html but you have to book it, and you need to make sure it goes over the crown range to drop you at Cardona.

But once there, you'll be stranded pretty much, as there are no buses from the village to ski fields. You could try your luck 'thumbing' a ride, but there's no guarantees there.

Besides, if you are wanting supplies, like food etc you'll need a car to get to Wanaka. At Cardona there is only the pub - which does great meals.

At the moment snow wise, we are desperate! But hopefully mother nature is suppose to bring us some tonight (fingers crossed)

Oh and I would book a car ASAP, especially if you want a 4WD.

Good luck

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2. Re: Getting to and Staying in Cardrona Village

Google "bus" and "Cardrona". There are a couple of buses/shuttles that run out of Wanaka and Queenstown. Kiwi Discovery is one.

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