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.

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Skiing at the Remarkables offers dramatic views as well as great snow

Photo by Miles Holden

Day 9 / 10

The Remarkables

Queenstown

Finish your ski adventure on The Remarkables' amazing ski slopes. The 1.2km new Curvey Basin chairlift will whisk you to the top of the mountain, even if you’re just starting out.

If you’re a complete novice the sun-drenched learners’ area is the perfect place. Fancy venturing further afield? There are backcountry runs and black diamond runs to challenge the most accomplished skiers or riders. Plus there are some awesome snow terrain parks to check out.

After a day on the slopes there is nothing better than soaking in a hot spa or enjoy a therapeutic massage before hitting the town for the evening.

Bungy, Queenstown

Central Queenstown

Queenstown is a place for adventure and indulgence. From sky-diving to fine dining, this resort town offers something for everyone.

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