Cardrona Alpine Resort Summer at Cardrona

Take a deep breath in the crisp mountain air, soak in the stunning scenery, feel the flow & take a break in New Zealand’s ultimate summer alpine playground. With activities for the mountain explorer to the hardcore downhiller, there’s something for everyone at Cardrona this summer. At Cardrona, kids under 6yrs use lifts for free!

Mountain Biking

There are lift-accessed mountain bike trails at Cardrona for first-time riders all the way through to seasoned downhillers. Lifts operate 10am-4pm daily (10am-8pm Fridays). We have a rental fleet of full-suspension & downhill bikes in the on-mountain rental department. Helmets & knee pads are included with all rentals.

Mountain Carting

Cardrona's Mountain Carts are the first of their kind in NZ. These three-wheeled, purpose-built carts are all you need to tackle the trails with no previous experience needed. Take a leisurely roll or race your mates on three wheels... for three times the fun! Bookings are strongly recommended & subject to availability.

Sightseeing & Alpine Gondola Ride

Experience the majesty of the Southern Alps by day or night. Cardrona is another great spot for a New Zealand day walk & unlike other famous walks in the region, you can hop in a gondola cabin and ride to the top leaving more time to explore!


By night, Cardrona valley offers some of the best conditions on Earth to view the night sky. Join us for dinner at Mezz (The Lounge on Fridays) before a stargazing tour to experience the wonder of the famous Southern Sky.   Take in the breath-taking beauty above as you are guided through constellations and galaxies far, far away with and without the aid of a telescope.

On-Mountain Apartments

Stay on the mountain this summer at Cardrona’s Alpine Apartments. The apartments are your gateway to adventure, with the mountains literally on your doorstep. Put your feet up, spin a yarn about your day, & get ready to do it all tomorrow...

Getting here & Transport

Visit Cardrona in the heart of the Southern Lakes district, just a 58km drive from Queenstown over the spectacular Crown Range. Take in the views from NZ’s highest alpine highway as you drive through an area rich in gold mining history. You’ll pass the iconic Cardrona Hotel before coming to the Mountain Road on your left.

Transport packages also available from Queenstown . Tour times vary throughout the season. Please contact Cardrona for date specific times.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

Cardrona Valley Road
Queenstown 9305
New Zealand


From $35NZD

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Price Information

Check out for an extensive price list which includes bike rental & transport packages.

Opening Hours

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

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Mar, Dec

Holiday Hours

  • Closed Christmas Day

Duration Hours

  • 6


  • Transport available from 37 Camp St, Queenstown.


  • Capacity: 100
  • Cardrona is perfect for groups & conferences! Cardrona's fully equipped conference room seats up to 100pax & the alpine apartments sleep up to 80 guests (in 15 apartments). Food & beverage options to suit every conference are available, as are a range of alpine activities.
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Facilities and Features

  • Wifi Internet

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