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7 Day Ski the Peaks Self-Drive Holiday

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Overview

Ski your heart out this winter! This 7 day Ski the Peaks self drive holiday adventure includes a 4 day Queenstown Superpass that you can use on 2 of New Zealand's premier ski resorts -- Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. 

Book now or let us know if you want to customise this New Zealand ski holiday! 

Our COVID Policy

In light of the global impacts of COVID-19, we continue to work with our partners to provide the greatest client flexibility in an ever-changing climate. Where itineraries need to change due to COVID-19 restrictions we will waive our amendment fees and work closely with third-party suppliers so that they do the same. Any payments you have made will be put into credit and held in trust until you are ready to make plans to travel again.

coronet peak, remarkables, ski holiday new zealand

coronet peak, remarkables, ski holiday new zealand

coronet peak, remarkables, ski holiday new zealand

coronet peak, remarkables, ski holiday new zealand

coronet peak, remarkables, ski holiday new zealand

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Welcome to Queenstown!

Tour documents and itinerary

Once you touch down in New Zealand your detailed tour pack will be hand delivered by one of our trusted representatives. The pack contains everything you need for the duration of your stay. It will include a comprehensive, printed and bound version of your itinerary as well as clear driving instructions and maps for each leg of your journey. It also contains all the reservation details for your accommodation and activities - along with relevant brochures and information. While in New Zealand we offer 24 hour support - details on how to contact us at any time will be well documented.

Collect your rental car

This tour can be priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.

Arrive Queenstown and collect your NZSki Mypass from the Snow Centre

Welcome to Queenstown for your winter ski or snowboarding holiday. It’s not just the skiing that makes Queenstown a fantastic winter destination, there’s also the spectacular scenery, amazing adventures and endless activities to keep you entertained when you’re not on the slopes. After each action packed day, you’ll also find a superb variety of cafes and restaurants to relax and refuel at.

Today we recommend you visit the Snow Centre located on the ground floor of the Station Building at 9 Duke St and collect your mypass card. This will save you heaps of time tomorrow as you’ll avoid the morning queues and can head straight to the mountain with more time to ski and ride. When you visit the Snow Centre please take your Ski New Zealand itinerary with you as the Snow Centre staff will need the reference number off this. You will need to pay a $5 refundable deposit for each mypass card and each person in your group receives their own card. All your lift passes, rental equipment, lessons, shuttle transfers etc will be loaded onto your card. If you’re taking the Snowline Hotel Pick-up shuttle to the mountain tomorrow you can also book this at the Snow Centre.

Drop into Browns to have your ski gear fitted
Today we recommend you visit the Browns Ski Rental Shop located right in the centre of town at 4 Brecon St, Queenstown. This will enable you to have your ski gear fitted and ready for your first day up on the slopes.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 2Ski Day

Your 4 day superpass can be used any day - so get cracking

Driving Instructions from Queenstown to Ski Fields
Coronet Peak
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 20 minute drive to Coronet Peak Ski Area. From the centre of town it’s well sign-posted to Coronet Peak, approximately 13km out of town. The road to the ski field is a sealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Remarkables
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 40 minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Area. From the centre of town drive towards the airport, then continue over the Kawarau River and continue on the main road until you see the well signposted entry for the Remarkables Ski Area Access Road. The road to the ski field is a sealed 14 km alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 3Ski Day

Each day choose whether you want to ski the Remarkables or Coronet Peak

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop

Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

Coronet Peak Ski Field

Want to challenge yourself on exciting terrain in some of the best conditions in the Southern Hemisphere? Then Coronet Peak should be top of your list. This theme park created by mother nature offers gripping trails and the extensive snowmaking facilities, makes for complete snow coverage on multiple trails. Coronet is also home to night skiing for a different take on these roller coaster trails try it under lights. For those just getting to know the snow the dedicated learner and novice areas make finding your snow feet easy and all gear can be hired on the mountain. With 25% beginners, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced, Coronet Peak has the trail for you. For a break from the snow, enjoy live music at the base building, or wet your whistle with a hot chocolate or cold beverage at Heidi's Hut. The pizza and pasta meals are great for warming you up and giving you an energy boost for the afternoon. For the little ones there are supervised kids' programmes for 3 months upwards and snow sport school for kids and big kids alike. There are regular shuttles to and from Queenstown, which is only a 20 minute drive away.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 4Ski Day or Explore Queenstown

Take a break today or maybe try night skiing at Coronet Peak

Explore Queenstown and surrounds
Although celebrated as New Zealand's ‘adventure capital’ Queenstown offers far more than a fast paced action-packed holiday. Settled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath a soaring panorama of the Remarkables Mountain Range, this alpine town is surrounded by a plethora of historic, gastronomic and scenic wonders.

Head down the Gibbston Valley wine trail to sample some of the region’s best Pinot or catch a ride on the 100 year old Steamship - the TSS Earnslaw - to Walter Peak Station for dinner and a farm tour. Browse the waterfront cafes and have lunch at Michelin star chef Josh Emett's ‘Rata.’ Check out nearby historic Arrowtown and enhance your experience with a four wheel drive trip to Macetown.

Take a leisurely lakeside stroll or ride the gondola for breathtaking views. Venture further afield into the Fiordland National Park or head over the Crown Range to Wanaka. Drive through Lord Of The Rings country - or for the really fanatic, jump aboard one of many dedicated LOTR tours. And after all of that - if you do really want the adrenaline rush Queenstown is known for, take your pick from the Shotover Jet, Canyon Swing, Zipline, Luge or Heli-ski.

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Harris Mountains Heli-Ski - Experience 4 Run Day
The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Journey into the sky for incredible helicopter accessible terrain to enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss. Runs vary between 1500 to 2500 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks with the opportunity to sample some of the more advanced terrain.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 5Ski Day

The Remarkables is great for those that are a bit rusty

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

The Remarkables Ski Field
The Remarkables offers a laid-back atmosphere which is fantastic for families and those new to skiing or snowboarding. Located just 45 minutes from Queenstown, the Remarkables features a fantastic network of trails with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain runs for the experts in the family. With 30% beginners, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, the Remarkables offers challenges for all levels and for those wanting to progress quickly, the friendly team of instructors can be with you every step of the way. While you're up there don't forget to check out the purpose-built snow tubing lanes before you round off with a steaming hot chocolate or drink at Remarkables cafe. With regular shuttles from Queenstown, childcare for 3 months onwards and lessons for 3yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 6Ski Day or Explore Queenstown

Remember you can trade in a superpass day at a various local activities and cafes

Enjoy a second day in Queenstown

With such an abundance of activities on offer, one day in Queenstown is never enough! Today you’ll have some spare time for those things you didn’t get to do yesterday. For more thrills you can choose from jet boating, luging, bungy jumping or a canyon swing. If golf is your game, the exceptional Millbrook Golf Course is the place for you. Explore a little further afield - nearby historic gold mining township Arrowtown, is a popular destination and features many original buildings and features. At the head of Lake Wakatipu sits Glenorchy, the scenic drive here is worth the trip alone, however arriving into this peaceful township you could easily rest the day away. Nearby is the start of the Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. You can enjoy a section of this track as a day walk or for the ultimate wilderness adventure choose the 3 day all-inclusive fully guided option. To really appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds this area, a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride will take your breath away. For a slightly more grounded experience, the Skyline Gondola offers fantastic views of Queenstown and the Remarkables.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 7Depart Queenstown

Today you depart for home, see you next year!

Your final morning in Queenstown before driving to the airport and catching your next flight

Depending on when your flight departs you might have time for one last Queenstown adventure before dropping your car off at the airport and catching your flight.

Cost per person with car rental (twin-share)

June 2021 - October 2021

  • Adult: from NZ$2,163

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Welcome to Queenstown!

Tour documents and itinerary

Once you touch down in New Zealand your detailed tour pack will be hand delivered by one of our trusted representatives. The pack contains everything you need for the duration of your stay. It will include a comprehensive, printed and bound version of your itinerary as well as clear driving instructions and maps for each leg of your journey. It also contains all the reservation details for your accommodation and activities - along with relevant brochures and information. While in New Zealand we offer 24 hour support - details on how to contact us at any time will be well documented.

Collect your rental car

This tour can be priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.

Arrive Queenstown and collect your NZSki Mypass from the Snow Centre

Welcome to Queenstown for your winter ski or snowboarding holiday. It’s not just the skiing that makes Queenstown a fantastic winter destination, there’s also the spectacular scenery, amazing adventures and endless activities to keep you entertained when you’re not on the slopes. After each action packed day, you’ll also find a superb variety of cafes and restaurants to relax and refuel at.

Today we recommend you visit the Snow Centre located on the ground floor of the Station Building at 9 Duke St and collect your mypass card. This will save you heaps of time tomorrow as you’ll avoid the morning queues and can head straight to the mountain with more time to ski and ride. When you visit the Snow Centre please take your Ski New Zealand itinerary with you as the Snow Centre staff will need the reference number off this. You will need to pay a $5 refundable deposit for each mypass card and each person in your group receives their own card. All your lift passes, rental equipment, lessons, shuttle transfers etc will be loaded onto your card. If you’re taking the Snowline Hotel Pick-up shuttle to the mountain tomorrow you can also book this at the Snow Centre.

Drop into Browns to have your ski gear fitted
Today we recommend you visit the Browns Ski Rental Shop located right in the centre of town at 4 Brecon St, Queenstown. This will enable you to have your ski gear fitted and ready for your first day up on the slopes.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 2Ski Day

Your 4 day superpass can be used any day - so get cracking

Driving Instructions from Queenstown to Ski Fields
Coronet Peak
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 20 minute drive to Coronet Peak Ski Area. From the centre of town it’s well sign-posted to Coronet Peak, approximately 13km out of town. The road to the ski field is a sealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Remarkables
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 40 minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Area. From the centre of town drive towards the airport, then continue over the Kawarau River and continue on the main road until you see the well signposted entry for the Remarkables Ski Area Access Road. The road to the ski field is a sealed 14 km alpine road, snow chains must be carried.

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 3Ski Day

Each day choose whether you want to ski the Remarkables or Coronet Peak

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop

Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

Coronet Peak Ski Field

Want to challenge yourself on exciting terrain in some of the best conditions in the Southern Hemisphere? Then Coronet Peak should be top of your list. This theme park created by mother nature offers gripping trails and the extensive snowmaking facilities, makes for complete snow coverage on multiple trails. Coronet is also home to night skiing for a different take on these roller coaster trails try it under lights. For those just getting to know the snow the dedicated learner and novice areas make finding your snow feet easy and all gear can be hired on the mountain. With 25% beginners, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced, Coronet Peak has the trail for you. For a break from the snow, enjoy live music at the base building, or wet your whistle with a hot chocolate or cold beverage at Heidi's Hut. The pizza and pasta meals are great for warming you up and giving you an energy boost for the afternoon. For the little ones there are supervised kids' programmes for 3 months upwards and snow sport school for kids and big kids alike. There are regular shuttles to and from Queenstown, which is only a 20 minute drive away.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 4Ski Day or Explore Queenstown

Take a break today or maybe try night skiing at Coronet Peak

Explore Queenstown and surrounds
Although celebrated as New Zealand's ‘adventure capital’ Queenstown offers far more than a fast paced action-packed holiday. Settled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath a soaring panorama of the Remarkables Mountain Range, this alpine town is surrounded by a plethora of historic, gastronomic and scenic wonders.

Head down the Gibbston Valley wine trail to sample some of the region’s best Pinot or catch a ride on the 100 year old Steamship - the TSS Earnslaw - to Walter Peak Station for dinner and a farm tour. Browse the waterfront cafes and have lunch at Michelin star chef Josh Emett's ‘Rata.’ Check out nearby historic Arrowtown and enhance your experience with a four wheel drive trip to Macetown.

Take a leisurely lakeside stroll or ride the gondola for breathtaking views. Venture further afield into the Fiordland National Park or head over the Crown Range to Wanaka. Drive through Lord Of The Rings country - or for the really fanatic, jump aboard one of many dedicated LOTR tours. And after all of that - if you do really want the adrenaline rush Queenstown is known for, take your pick from the Shotover Jet, Canyon Swing, Zipline, Luge or Heli-ski.

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Harris Mountains Heli-Ski - Experience 4 Run Day
The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Journey into the sky for incredible helicopter accessible terrain to enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss. Runs vary between 1500 to 2500 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks with the opportunity to sample some of the more advanced terrain.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 5Ski Day

The Remarkables is great for those that are a bit rusty

Rental Equipment from Browns Ski Shop
Ride the latest in ski or snowboard technology suitable for beginners right through to heli-skiers, expertly fitted by the team at Browns Ski Shop. They also have the biggest range of boots in Queenstown to cater for all foot sizes and shapes and take the time to make sure they are correctly fitted.

The Remarkables Ski Field
The Remarkables offers a laid-back atmosphere which is fantastic for families and those new to skiing or snowboarding. Located just 45 minutes from Queenstown, the Remarkables features a fantastic network of trails with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain runs for the experts in the family. With 30% beginners, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, the Remarkables offers challenges for all levels and for those wanting to progress quickly, the friendly team of instructors can be with you every step of the way. While you're up there don't forget to check out the purpose-built snow tubing lanes before you round off with a steaming hot chocolate or drink at Remarkables cafe. With regular shuttles from Queenstown, childcare for 3 months onwards and lessons for 3yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 6Ski Day or Explore Queenstown

Remember you can trade in a superpass day at a various local activities and cafes

Enjoy a second day in Queenstown

With such an abundance of activities on offer, one day in Queenstown is never enough! Today you’ll have some spare time for those things you didn’t get to do yesterday. For more thrills you can choose from jet boating, luging, bungy jumping or a canyon swing. If golf is your game, the exceptional Millbrook Golf Course is the place for you. Explore a little further afield - nearby historic gold mining township Arrowtown, is a popular destination and features many original buildings and features. At the head of Lake Wakatipu sits Glenorchy, the scenic drive here is worth the trip alone, however arriving into this peaceful township you could easily rest the day away. Nearby is the start of the Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. You can enjoy a section of this track as a day walk or for the ultimate wilderness adventure choose the 3 day all-inclusive fully guided option. To really appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds this area, a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride will take your breath away. For a slightly more grounded experience, the Skyline Gondola offers fantastic views of Queenstown and the Remarkables.

Accommodation - Garden Court Suites and Apartments

Day 7Depart Queenstown

Today you depart for home, see you next year!

Your final morning in Queenstown before driving to the airport and catching your next flight

Depending on when your flight departs you might have time for one last Queenstown adventure before dropping your car off at the airport and catching your flight.

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