A family snow holiday to Queenstown. Located only 10 minutes from the airport, and an hour drive to three large snow resorts. Provides lots of entertainment for both the adults and children especially during the week-long Queenstown Winter Festival. 


SYDNEY

QUICK STOP OVER


Accommodation: Pullman Quay Grand Sydney, Self Contained 1 bedroom Harbour View Suite. Beautiful views!

Getting Around: Taxi or train.

Weather: Cool and unpredictable. Wear layers and a coat for the night.

Sydney


QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN WINTER FESTIVAL


Accommodation: Platinum Queenstown Villas, self-contained three bedroom townhouse. 2 Levels. Clean, large and cozy.

Getting Around: Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore and quick access to the ski field Coronet Peak (20 mins). Chain stations available on the way up to the mountain. Staff very helpful. Usually, no chains needed this early in the season.

Weather: Very cold but snow is rare in town. Layers and a warm down jacket (I love my Oakley puffer). There’s always good sales in Queenstown if you’re looking to get some last-minute snow gear.

Queenstown

Queenstown

queenstown

Queenstown

QueenstownI love a playground with a nearby coffee shop. Gets windy by the lake so don’t forget your jacket and gloves.

QueenstownQueenstown Winter Festival kicks off the beginning the ski season. Lots of entertainment and things to do. A good time to visit, although the snow is not always at its best.

Queenstown

Queenstown

QueenstownLuge in Queenstown. You can catch the gondola or hike up from the bottom. Our 2-year boy old could only conquer about half of the hike. It’s very hilly and uneven so to make your walk more enjoyable bring a kid’s hiking backpack! Kids get freezing while they’re not moving (being carried) so layer up!

Queenstown luge

queenstown

Queenstown

QueenstownThe walk to the skyline also acts like a mountain bike track. Tools provided!


LAKE WANAKA REGION

DAY TRIP


Enjoy a nice lunch or dinner in this beautiful alpine town. Or take the kids down to Wanaka’s Puzzling World and enjoy the 3D tree maze.

wanaka

wanaka

wanaka


CARDRONA

ALPINE RESORT – DAY TRIP


cardronaCardrona, my favorite alpine resort. Perfect for kids but unfortunately a slightly longer drive from Queenstown (1 hr).