Ski the South Island

10 Days
562km
350mi

Route

Christchurch to Central Queenstown

Highlights

  • Queenstown
  • Mt Hutt
  • Tekapo

Best time of year

June - September

Heaps of skiing and loads of spectacular scenery are on offer with this itinerary, which can also be reversed. Ride or ski pristine snow at all the ski areas, no matter what level skier you are.

If you’ve never tried skiing at night, Coronet Peak is the place to do it. You’ll be awe-struck by the night sky that blankets Tekapo.  Relax and kick back in Wanaka or get to know the locals in Methven.

Day 4 / 10

Ohau Ski Area

1 hr

2 mins

90 km

56 mi

Christchurch - Canterbury

Continue your journey of exploration south to Ohau Ski Area and Lodge, located south of Twizel and north of Omarama.

Ohau caters for all abilities with a double chairlift providing access to groomed slopes. Or if you’re feeling a little more energetic, climb to the top of the slopes for amazing views and off-piste terrain.

You're only 20 minutes away downhill to the Lodge where a hot spa and gluhwein awaits. Your hosts, Mike and Louise Neilson, will welcome you and ensure your stay is comfortable.

Explore the calm shores and turquoise waters of beautiful Lake Tekapo, three hours drive south-west

Lake Tekapo

Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing.

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