Getting to Wānaka & up the mountains is easy

Catch a shuttle or self-drive

If you are flying into Queenstown International Airport, then you will need to organise transport to Wānaka, located a short, scenic 60-minute drive away.

There are a range of transfer options from the airport to Wānaka, including daily scheduled bus services and private shuttles.

To get you up the mountain, the ski resorts offer shuttle buses that leave from downtown or from your accommodation and will take you up to CardronaTreble Cone and Snow Farm 

Driving more your thing? Then grab a rental from Queenstown Airport, a 4wd with a set of chains is ideal and there are plenty of companies to choose from. They also provide car seats, ski racks and GPS as add ons. Remember it’s winter and you will be driving on mountain roads so just take it easy and drive to the conditions

See some options below: 

Transport to Cardrona:

  • Toll Gate Shuttle Service - Cardrona run regular shuttles from the carpark at the bottom of the access road. It's $15 return for adults & $10 return for kids.
  • Cardrona's Wanaka Bus Service - departs 8.15am Cardrona Corner & four other locations between 3 July & 27 September. Single day rate $35 adult & $30 child
  • Pine Tree Shuttle - 8.30, 9.00 & 10am up and 1 & 3pm down. $10 for adults and $5 for children
  • Yello - scheduled return shuttles to Cardrona from Cardrona Corner at 8.00am and from the mountain at 4.15pm. Single day rate $35 adult, $30 child.
  • Wanaka Ski Concierge - private transfers from Queenstown Airport to your Wanaka accommodation and daily to Cardrona
  • Black Van Private Transfers - offer private door to door mountain transport from Wānaka & Queenstown CBD or Airport to Cardrona mountain or bottom of the mountain car park. Schedule to suit you, subject to availability.

Transport to Treble Cone:

  • Treble Cone Express - departs for Treble Cone Town Office (24 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka) at 8am and 10am. Single day rate $35 adult. The Treble Cone Shuttle is a regular bus to help you up and down the access road, $10 return.
  • Yello -  scheduled return shuttles to Cardrona departs Cardrona Corner for Treble Cone at 8.10am and leaves the mountain at 4.05 return. Single day rate $35 adult, $30 child.
  • Wanaka Ski Concierge - private transfers from Queenstown Airport to your Wānaka accommodation and daily to Cardrona
  • Black Van Private Transfers -  offer private door to door mountain transport from Wānaka to Treble Cone. Schedule to suit you, subject to availability.
  • Flying Bus - Pickup anywhere in Wanaka or Albert town. Single day rate $34 adult. Freephone 0800 359 745

Transport to Snow Farm:

  • Snow Farm Shuttle Service - accommodation pick up & drop off. Full and half day options available.
  • Ritchies - accommodation & Dunmore Street departures, plus scheduled services to Queenstown daily
  • Yello - private charters from Queenstown or Wānaka
  • KT Sightseeing & Taxi - Private charters from Queenstown or Wānaka. Single day rate $35 adult, $28 child, $120 family from Wānaka
  • Wanaka Ski Concierge - private transfers from Queenstown Airport to your Wānaka accommodation and daily to Snow Farm
  • Black Van Private Transfers - offer private door to door mountain transport from Wānaka & Queenstown CBD or Airport to Snow Farm and Underdogs. Schedule to suit you, subject to availability.

Transport to Queenstown Ski Fields: