Summer at Cardrona

Known as NZ's most popular ski area, re-imagine your mountain playground this summer at Cardrona. There’s lots of adventures for the whole family to enjoy, including gondola rides, mountain carting, hiking, stargazing, and mountain biking.

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Mountain Biking

The Cardrona Bike Park features a variety of lift-accessed downhill bike trails for all levels. There's plenty to explore, not only for hardcore downhill riders, but also for recreational riders and families. If it's your first time riding downhill or you want to sharpen your skills, take a lesson with the Cardrona Mountain Bike School.


Anyone can take a gondola ride on the McDougall’s Chondola and explore the mountain! There are plenty of spots to take your new profile picture, and from the top of the mountain you can take a stroll back to Base, a more strenuous hike out to Captain’s Basin and back, or take a leisurely gondola ride back down!

Mountain Carting

Try New Zealand's only mountain carting adventure at Cardrona. The three-wheeled, purpose-built carts are a lot of fun to either cruise down the mountain on, or race your mates! Ideal for groups or families - no prior experience is necessary!


Enjoy the wonder of the Southern night sky! Learn about all you can see and why it’s significant with our professional guides. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal in Mezz before your tour.


Cardrona is open daily from December 7, 2019, until March, 29 2020 (closed Christmas Day), Lifts run from 10am - 4pm (late night Friday closing at 8pm).  Lifts run from 10am - 6pm during peak season December 28- February 2,


Daily shuttles are available from the bottom of the Cardrona mountain road up to the resort departing 9.30am & 1.30pm.


Summer at Cardrona is perfect for groups! Mountain Carting, Mountain Biking, gondola rides & stargazing experiences are all ideal activities for large groups. Cardrona also has a conference facility for up to 50 people, with on-mountain apartments & food / beverage options.

Physical Address

20 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand


$35.00 to $100.00

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Monday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
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