Mountain carting. © Cardrona Alpine Resort

Zoom down the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort


Wānaka’s Cardrona Alpine Resort offers a range of adventurous activities to suit all seasons. 

Famous for its winter skiing, Cardrona has wide open basins and the largest terrain park in the Southern Hemisphere. The mountain is open for skiing and snow sports right up until spring. 

Then, when the seasons warm up and snow becomes dirt, Cardrona’s slopes are converted to an alpine adventure playground. 

Have a go at mountain carting – New Zealand’s only three-wheeled, gravity-fuelled go karts that tear down three custom-built trails and take in stunning mountain views. 

For a more sedate experience, catch the McDougall’s Chondola – an enclosed gondola cabin – up the mountain for sightseeing and a snack.  

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