Winter in Queenstown
Queenstown's snow-capped mountains make it a Winter Wonderland and attract visitors from all around the world. The two ski fields, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, and are open from mid-June through to early October. Both are accessible within 30 - 45 minutes from all of our Holiday Homes and have terrain suitable for all levels. Coronet Peak offers night skiing three evenings a week and is a must do if you are in Queenstown over Winter!
Slightly further afield is the Cardrona ski field which is one hour away by car. Situated in between Queenstown and Wanaka, Cardrona is home to the NZ Olympic Park and Pipe Team and has the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive park facilities making it well worth a visit. We recommend stopping for a drink at Cardrona Hotel on the way home, this charming and iconic hotel was established in 1863.
As the adrenalin capital of the world thrill-seekers can also get their kicks away from the mountain. With three iconic bungy jumps, sky-diving and roaring jet boat rides down the Kawarau or Shotover Rivers, you will not be short of hair-raising activities in Queenstown.
For those who seek more of a relaxing holiday the Onsen Pools are hot pools with breathtaking views of the Shotover River canyon. Open from 9am-9pm, you can choose to unwind during the day or savour the night sky. Alternatively, you relax on the lake and cruise across the Wakatipu on the TTS Earnslaw, Queenstown's 105 year old steam boat. Whatever the weather, we recommend soaking up the après ski atmosphere and getting cozy by the fire in town. With more than 150 eateries on offer there is something for everyone.