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There’s plenty of action to be enjoyed on and off the ski fields on this epic South Island winter adventure.

A winter adventure unlike another

Queenstown
Skiing The Remarkables, Queenstown

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Queenstown
Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Queenstown

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Queenstown
Historic Cardrona Hotel, Queenstown

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Ski fields in Lake Tekapo, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Mount Hutt, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch City, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Queenstown

Queenstown

The ‘Adventure Capital’ is also home to the best ski fields.

Highlights

  • Night Ski at Coronet Peak
  • Snowshoeing, heli-ski
  • Vibrant nightlife & après ski culture

Skiing in Queenstown

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Queenstown

Queenstown

From adventure to relaxation, there’s a lot to do here.

Highlights

  • Bungy, jet boating, sky diving
  • Soak in alpine views from a hot tub
  • Walking & hiking

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Wanaka

Wanaka

Enjoy endless fun on Lake Wanaka’s slopes and beyond.

Highlights

  • Treble Cone & Cardrona Ski Fields
  • Cardrona Hotel – historic pub
  • Scenic flights

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Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Lake Tekapo's small ski fields are renowned for grand views.

Highlights

  • Ohau, Mt Dobson, Roundhill ski fields
  • Stargazing
  • Tekapo Springs Hot Pools

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Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Conquer the slopes of Mt Hutt in Methven, another ski haven.

Highlights

  • Mount Hutt Ski Area
  • Country pubs
  • Jet boating

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Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Funky Christchurch mixes history with a contemporary vibe.

Highlights

  • Vibrant city culture
  • Edwardian punt rides
  • Easy access to pretty harbours

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This South Island roadie is all about getting among the best of everything that the New Zealand winter brings.

Your adventure begins in Queenstown, boasting one of the longest ski seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, top-notch ski areas and a vibrant après ski atmosphere and nightlife. The night skiing at Coronet Peak is truly epic while heli-skiing is an excellent way to experience the untouched treeless alpine terrain of this stunning region. Continue your ski and snowboarding adventures in nearby Wanaka, oozing with small town charm - another strong contender for South Island’s top ski spot. Beyond the white stuff, both towns offer plenty of activities when you need a break from the mountains.

Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo features smaller ski fields with stunning views of Canterbury and Aoraki Mount Cook. Another star in South Island’s ski offering is Mount Hutt, the biggest commercial ski field in the region and one that boasts the longest ski season in New Zealand. Finish off this energetic trip with a wind down in historic Christchurch.

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