Getting from A to B on ski field roads

Whether you're travelling down main highways or back roads you can be guaranteed of one thing, you won't put your camera down.

Navigating South Island roads between ski destinations is made easy with the help of:

• A main highway connects Christchurch with Queenstown

• The majority of ski routes are tarred and sealed

• The roads are key routes for locals and travellers so signposts guide the way

• The only roads sometimes layered in snow are high mountain passes – and you’ll be given detours and warnings to prepare for what’s coming next

• A standard rental car will get you where you need to be. Chains needed for the odd occasion only

Driving in New Zealand

Important things you need to know about driving in New Zealand.

New Zealand
christchurch-5, New Zealand

By Mount Hutt

Catch incredible views on the roads up & down from fields

Curious about drive times between towns and fields?

Cardrona is a 60min car or bus ride from Queenstown. 35mins from Wanaka. Find out more about shuttles here

Coronet Peak’s 20mins from Queenstown, 25mins from Arrowtown. Follow a fully sealed road up to the base lodge

The Remarkables - get there in 40mins from Queenstown and 45mins from Arrowtown. The new car park is well positioned too

Treble Cone , a 35min scenic drive from Wanaka

Mount Hutt in the Canterbury region is a 2hr drive from Christchurch and 40mins from the quirky ski town of Methven

To explore some of your transport options, try Queenstown transport and Christchurch too.

There’s a huge upside to travelling between locations in these regions – the epic scenery at every turn. As you travel back to your base after a big day up the mountain, be prepared for breathtaking views in all directions.

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