Product Feature - Winter Wonderland - May 2012
If your clients love to ski or snowboard then the Canterbury region is a great place to recommend. Surrounded by the majestic Southern Alps, the Canterbury Region offers a veritable smorgasbord of snow, with 18 ski fields - ten of which are only a two hour drive from Christchurch International Airport.
But that’s just one option. Read on to find out more…
Hanmer Springs Ski Area
Hanmer Springs is a small, friendly and spacious ski area, a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, and to bring the family for a weekend away. There are several groomed runs, and plenty of off piste area for the more advanced skiers and riders. The beginner’s area is beside the Day Lodge with excellent open terrain for kids. Located just two hours from Christchurch International Airport.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools offers a wide range of experiences, from soothing indulgence to exciting family fun. Enjoy the rock and sulphur pools and a popular family activity area - complete with water slides. The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa offer a world class spas experience for ultimate relaxation specialising in luxurious skin, body and massage therapies.
Glacier Explorers - Mt Cook
Glacier Explorers offer guided boat tours on the Glacier terminal lake, traveling past icebergs and near the ever-changing face of the glacier. The only tour of its kind in New Zealand, and one of three in the world! Very few glaciers terminate into lakes and even fewer of these are accessible to the average person. By using a boat your clients will get close to towering icecliffs and huge floating icebergs. The boats provide a safe way to unseen and inaccessible areas of New Zealand's largest glacier.
OverSnow Tours Ltd
Based in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, OverSnow Tours offers the ultimate in accessible, affordable and top quality snowmobile tours. They have exclusive accessibility to trails and back country riding within the Wiarou Snowfarm, specialising in family and group tours encompassing breathtaking views of the world renowned Mt Aspiring.
OverSnow Tours is located close to Wanaka and Queenstown, nestled next to the Snowfarm Lodge at 1600m above the famous Cardrona Valley. These snowmobile tours are a new and exciting experience that will thrill you and your group.
Guided Snow Shoe Walks
Experience the serenity of the spectacular 'back country' around Queenstown this winter on Snowshoes! Get away from the busy ski fields and spice up your time in Queenstown with a snowshoeing trip.
Gone are the old tennis racket style snowshoes and in are the new ‘high tech’, slim line snowshoes which let you feel as if you are floating across the snow.
Snow shoes allow you to walk across unbroken snow without sinking up to your waist, opening up huge possibilities for wilderness exploration.
It is the perfect way for non-skiers to explore the winter mountains of Queenstown & enjoy the snow away from the crowds.
Southern Lakes Heliski
With over 25 years experience in the New Zealand Heli skiing industry, Southern Lakes Heliski is your premium heli-skiing, heli boarding and snowboarding provider in the Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes region of New Zealand. With exclusive access to 6,000 square kilometres of terrain, across nine different mountain ranges, ski or snowboard the best untracked powder with their highly experienced guides, certified under the NZMGA training program.
Southern Lakes Helski offers a variety of packages, ranging, from two, four, six and 8 runs daily, an option for private charters, and now, all-inclusive weekly heli-ski trips.
Onsen Hot Pools
The Onsen Hot Pools experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown's spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of the private pools. Complete privacy, total cleanliness, spectacular scenery, beautiful surroundings.