Cardrona snow activities
– ski, snowboard, ice driving…

Cardrona, Wanaka, Queenstown and the region

Skiing/ Snowboarding

Open your window and check out the ski conditions

Waiorau Homestead is an ideal base for Skiers and Snowboarders – situated only 2 minutes from the base of the access road to three alpine resorts; the Cardrona Alpine Resort,  Snow Farm and Snow Park NZ, our luxury lodge is the closest accommodation to these top three Ski and Snow Board Fields:

Cardrona Alpine Resort caters to all abilities from brilliant learner terrain, purpose built snowboard parks and pipes and a variety of slopes that suit families and friends of all levels. Cardrona Alpine Resort will also be one of the venues for the Winter Games NZ.

Waiorau Snow Farm is New Zealand’s only Nordic cross country skiing area and home to the international Infinity Merino Muster and biathlon series which attract competitors from all over the world.  Waiorau Snow Farm will also be one of the venues for the Winter Games NZ.

Waiorau Homestead is also only 30 minutes drive to Treble Cone Ski Field and 45 minutes to both Coronet Peak Ski Field and The Remarkables Ski Fields.

Dog Sled Tours

The Homestead is located at the base of the access road to Snow Farm, where dog sledding is on offer. Snow Farm’s gentle terrain is ideal for this unique winter activity. Directed by the Musher, the team of dogs will carry you along the trails through stunning alpine scenery.  To book contact Quiet Running Adventures on (limited time slots available, so book early).

Snow and ice driving

The Southern Snow and Ice driving experience is focused on providing you with one of the most amazing driving experiences you will ever encounter. Using highly trained driving instructors you will learn the fundamentals of driving in a wintery environment.

Their world class facilities allow you to take the wheel in unique cars upon specially crafted snow and ice facilities. You will receive quality instruction throughout all of their courses enabling you to discover firsthand the exhilarating rush of driving on snow and ice.