SOUTHERN LAKES

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Regional and Mountain Information

About Lake Wanaka & Queenstown


Set against the pristine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park and renowned for crystal clear lakes and rivers, Wanaka is home to some of the best terrain in Australasia.  Full of culture and great cuisine, this is a thriving community with a choice of ski areas, numerous heli-skiing and plenty of backcountry options. For the down days Wanaka has an abundance of great walking and biking trails around the lake and into the highlands.

 For a breathtaking drive the Crown Range links Wanaka with Queenstown. The hour and a half journey takes you over the highest main road in New Zealand and into the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with a backdrop of the Southern Alps sits Queenstown. A lively town with amazing cafes, restaurants and bars and endless amounts of adventure activity options. Queenstown also has an international airport.

Treble Cone is just a 30 minute drive from Wanaka or 90 minutes from Queenstown. It's the largest ski area in the South Island. The unique mix of large groomed slopes, high capacity chairlifts, stunning views and legendary off-piste terrain makes TC, as it's commonly known, a favourite field for many.

Treble Cone


Located just over 30 minutes drive from Wanaka and 90 minutes from Queenstown, Treble Cone (TC) is the largest ski area in the Queenstown and Wanaka Lakes District, boasting the longest vertical rise. The unique mix of large groomed slopes, high capacity chairlifts, stunning views and legendary off-piste terrain makes TC, as it’s commonly known, a favourite field for many.

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Accommodation

Wanaka Holiday Homes


Wanaka Holiday Homes offers luxury and budget self catering accommodation in Wanaka and Cadrona Valley.

 

Wanaka

 

Ph: +64 21 280 0912 Web: holidayhomeswanaka.net  E: wanakaholidayhomes@xtra.co.nz

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel


Designer luxury in the heart of Queenstown, this boutique hotel offers personalised, warm, friendly hosting – enjoy drinks and canapes served in the lobby each evening. These stylish and contemporary rooms are self-contained with kitchenette and feature glass-walled bathrooms, all with subtle chandelier lighting. Rooms open to a courtyard or balcony with alpine views.
 
21 Robins Road

Ph: 03 441 8441   Web: queenstownparkhotel.co.nz   E: hotel@queenstownpark.co.nz

Transport

Touchdown Car Rentals


Touchdown Car Rentals Queenstown offers the very latest model 4wd's. Book on their website with the promo code "CHILL" and receive complimentary chains and ski rack for your ski holiday.

 

NZ Free Phone: 0800 736 849 Web: touchdowncarrental.co.nz AUS Free Phone: 1800 628 357