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Looking to stay close to ski fields on your South Island holiday? Shortcut your search process by reading over our guide of well positioned accommodation.

In the ski mad regions of Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch there’s plenty of places to stay close to or up mountains. It’s the where to go question that can be a bit overwhelming. To get you started, here’s a snapshot of conveniently located places to try.


Mount Hutt ski field find out more

Breckinridge Lodge27km from Mount Hutt, an affordable easy option

Methven Motels/Apartments26km from Mount Hutt, base yourself in the charming little ski town

Ski Time (Lodge/Apartments, Methven) – 26km from Mount Hutt, the team here is all about ski too

Brinkley Resort (Hotel/Apartments, Methven) – 26.5km away, a good spot to relax and unwind

Terrace Downs (Villas/Hotel, Windwhistle) – 41km a little further away but perfect if you’re looking for an extra level of comfort

Porters find out more

Porters Alpine Lodge (private rooms to bunk rooms) - 2km from Porters - step off the slopes and into your room

Terrace Downs (Resort, Windwhistle) - 47km sometimes a bit of luxury is exactly what you need at the end of a long day

Mt Dobson find out more

Gladstone Grand Hotel (Fairlie) - 26km from Fairlie to Mt Dobson carpark - budget accommodation in the heart of Fairlie

Allandale Lodge (B&B, Fairlie) - 26km from Fairlie to Mt Dobson carpark - experience friendly hospitality in 5 acres of farmland

Roundhill find out more

Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo - to reach Roundhill, it's a 24km drive along the Eastern Shore of Lake Tekapo followed by a gradual 8km climb 

Mantra Lake Tekapo (Hotel) - 32km from Roundhill 

Ohau find out more

Lake Ohau Lodge - stay mountain side

Heritage Gateway Hotel (Omarama) - 42km from Ohau 

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tubs, New Zealand

By Archway Motels

Rest up at the end of a long day in the cedar hot tubs at Archway Motels near Treble Cone

Treble Cone find out more

Lakeside Apartments (Wanaka) - 24km to Treble Cone. Wanaka is a cool little place with a ski town feel 

Edgewater - Lake Wanaka (Hotel) - 22km 

Archway Motels (Wanaka) - 24km away, make the most of cedar hot tubs 

Cardona find out more

Mountain Apartments - sleep right next to the snow

Clearbrook Motel and Serviced Apartments (Wanaka) - 35km from Cardrona

YHA Purple Cow Wanaka - 35km from Cardrona

The Remarkables find out more

Nomads Queenstown - 24km from the Remarkables. Suits the budget conscious

Queenstown Motel Apartments - 23km away close to the town centre too

Browns Boutique Hotel - 24km perfect if you're looking for a stylish, polished place to stay

Coronet Peak find out more

YHA Queenstown Central - 16km from Coronet Peak, located in the heart of Queenstown

Blue Peaks Lodge (motel) - 16km basic yet well finished accommodation

New Zealand
6324b, New Zealand

By Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Relax in this stunning setting near Coronet Peak

 Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel - 15.6km perfect if you're looking for a dose of luxury and style

The Spire (hotel) - 16km  experience luxury on all levels

New Zealand
6379, New Zealand

By Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Return to cushioned comfort after a day on Coronet Peak