Off-piste NZ snow adventures
For winter holidaymakers wanting a day off from the slopes, New Zealand’s alpine regions offer some fun-filled snow-related activities.
Off-piste outdoor winter experiences include dog sledding, guided snow shoe treks, snow tubing and scenic flights - by flying fox, ski plane or helicopter - through spectacular landscapes that are not otherwise accessible.
Naseby - an old Central Otago goldmining town - has New Zealand’s only indoor curling rink. The indoor rink operates all year round, but winter activities also include an ice luge through the Naseby Forest, and outdoor curling, ice hockey and ice skating.
Soaking in natural thermal pools at Turangi, in the North Island, or outdoor hot tubs at Omarama and Queenstown’s Onsen hot pools, in the South Island, is a relaxing way to keep warm apres-ski.