NEW ZEALAND NORTH ISLAND AND SOUTH ISLAND WINTER SKI HOLIDAY

New Zealand Winter Ski Holiday Tour
  • STOPS
  • 1. Auckland
  • 2. Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu
  • 3. Wellington Region
  • 4. Kaikoura
  • 5. Methven
  • 6. Wanaka / Lake Hawea
  • 7. Queenstown
  • New Zealand North & South Island Winter Ski Holiday

    This travel planner incorporates both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

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  • The arrival point of this itinerary is Auckland Airport where you can pick up your rental vehicle. The route takes in the East Coast of the North Island through to the Central Plateau region and to the Mt Ruapehu ski area

    Mt Ruapehu - North Island Ski Areas - Opening Dates 2013
    Dates are subject to weather & snow conditions

    • Whakapapa - 29 June 2013
    • Turoa - 29 June 2013

    Many towns around the Mt Ruapehu boundary including Ohakune, Waiouru, National Park Village, Whakapapa & Turoa Skifield and Turangi.

    Continue onto the West Coast of the North Island onto the capital city of Wellington. From here you can either fly over the Cook Strait, or take the 3 hour journey on the Interislander Ferry through the Marlborough Sounds to the South Island port of Picton. Most rental car companies allow you to drop your rental vehicle off in Wellington and collect another in Picton.

    The route carries on along the East Coast of the South Island to the Canterbury region and  the town of Kaikoura nad the ski area of Mt Lyford  Skiing near Kaikoura

    Mt Lyford ski area is 60km from Kaikoura and the same distance from Hanmer Springs

    • Opening date for Mt Lyford for 2012 - 22 June

    From here travel via Chrischurch (which is about a 2 hour drive including a rest) and then drive on to the alpine town of Methven/Mt Hutt ski area. The journey from Christchurch to Methven is about 100 km and takes about 75 minutes.

    Check in to one of our Methven accommodation suppliers. Accommodation choices are plentiful in Methven, with over 2000 beds available. But, it is advisable to book ahead during peak periods.Mt Hutt  ski area open - 9 June to 7 October 2012

    Ski Mt Hutt for a few days and then wake up nice and early for a 4-5 hour drive to Wanaka & Queenstown where you can choose from a wide range of Queenstown & Wanaka accommodation and activities. Spend a few days skiing the slopes of the Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone and Cardrona skifields.

    You can then drop off you rental vehicle and fly home from the Queenstown International Airport either to your international or domestic location. new zealand driving times

    South Island Ski Areas Opening Dates for 2012

    Dates are subject to weather & snow conditions

    • Coronet Peak - 9 June to 7 October 2012
    • The Remarkables - 16 June to 7 October 2012
    • Treble Cone - 28 June to 30 September 2012
    • Cardrona - 22 June to 7 October 2012

    South Island Ski Information

    An epic trilogy in the heart of the Southern Alps of Aotearoa New Zealand, Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables. Majestic mountains, high alpine skiing and riding, thriving resort towns.

    Good-to-be-alive inspiration. Magic in the clean, crisp mountain air. Excitement and fun with friends and family, on and off the slopes. These are the ingredients of a legendary winter holiday. And you'll find the perfect mix in the resort towns of Methven and Queenstown, each snuggled into the magnificent snow covered Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island.

    Three boutique ski areas, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables near Queenstown and Mt Hutt near Methven offer glorious scenery, awesome skiing and snowboarding terrain, first-class facilities, beginner and family experiences to create lifetime memories and fun filled apr├Ęs ski - all within easy reach of Australian and New Zealand main centres

     

     

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    Auckland

    Auckland is broken up in to 5 regions - North, South, East, West and Central. Each region is unique and all have stunning beaches and diverse activities. West Auckland is the home of the Waitakere Ranges, which is covered in native forest and nearby rugged West Coast Beaches. North Auckland features the Hibiscus Coast which boasts many beaches and great fishing. South Auckland is the gateway into Auckland with its world class international airport .Auckland's Eden Park and North Harbour Stadium are both venues for games of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, with the final games being played at Eden Park

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Bed and Breakfast & Homestays
    39 total
    Luxury Lodges & Apartments
    34 total
    Motels
    40 total
    Self Contained Accommodation
    54 total
    Backpackers & Holiday Parks
    11 total
    New Zealand Wide Chains
    10 total
    Holiday Homes
    18 total
    Farmstay
    9 total
    Hotels
    27 total

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    Next stop: Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

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    Rental Cars, Mini Vans & 4WD Hire
    19 total
    Motorhome Rentals
    12 total
    Campervan Rentals
    12 total
    Motorcycle Tours & Rentals
    4 total
    Buses, Taxis & Shuttles
    22 total
    Charter Flights
    5 total
    Ferries & Water Taxis
    5 total

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    Next stop: Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Adventure Activities
    31 total
    Scenic Flights
    6 total
    Leisure & Family Activities
    62 total
    Horse Treks
    9 total
    Fishing and Hunting
    10 total
    Boat & Yacht Charters
    20 total
    Heritage and History
    14 total
    Spas & Health Resorts
    7 total
    Golf Tours
    6 total
    White Water Rafting & Sledging
    3 total
    Cycle Trails
    0 total

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    Next stop: Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Restaurants
    19 total
    Venues and Functions
    32 total
    Shopping and Services
    6 total

    Enquire about Auckland Dining & Functions

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    Next stop: Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

    Click on one of the categories below to show a list of operators you would like to make enquiries too
    Wildlife & Nature Tours
    28 total
    Diving Tours
    6 total
    Tours By Region
    75 total
    New Zealand Wide
    26 total
    Maori Culture
    9 total
    Wine Tours
    8 total

    Enquire about Auckland Tours

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    Next stop: Tongariro National Park / Ruapehu


    Itinerary Instructions

    These instructions apply to each stop in your itinerary. Each stop has 5 categories of Tourism Operators that you can make enquiries to.

    1. Firstly, choose a Tourism category (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) in the horizontal tab menu

    2. Next you can select the various tourism operators you would like to make enquries to by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Also each provider has an info link. Click this link to view more info about that provider

    3. Each Tourism category has sub-categories that appear horizontally. For example, Accommodation has Bed & Breaksast, Luxury Lodges etc. To select a sub-category simply click on it's name.

    4. Under each Tourism Category ie (Accommodation, Transportation, Activities, Dining & Functions, Tours) there is an enquiry form for you to fill out.

    5. Each category has a different form relating to that category. For example, the Accommodation form is sent to Accommodation operators only. The Tours enquiry form goes to Tour Operators and so on.

    6. Once you have finished with a particular stop you then click the red "NEXT STOP" button above to go to the next stop

    7. Repeat the process for each stop until you get to the last stop.

    8. Once all stops are completed you are presented with a confirmation screen for you to check before you make your bulk enquiry to the Tourism Operators. You need to fill in appropriate contact information ie name, email etc so that the Tourism Operators can provide pricing to you

    9. After you have made your enquiry you will receive an email summarising your enquiry

    Driving Times Chart

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