cardrona is The ultimate playground between Queenstown & wanaka
Wanaka and the nearby township of Lake Hawea are located in the Southern Lakes Region of New Zealand’s South Island and make an ideal base for school groups heading to Cardona Alpine Resort. The tranquility and stunning scenery here are a world away from the hustle and bustle of lively Queenstown making this a more chilled alternative for school groups. Accommodation options include lakeside apartments and boutique hotels all with spectacular views.
Wanaka has a wide range of activities and experiences on offer from the extreme adventures of paragliding, skydiving and bungy to jetboating, stargazing and scenic flights over Mt Aspiring or you can visit Puzzling World which will seriously mess with your head!
Cardrona Alpine Resort is 40 minutes by coach from Wanaka and just over an hour from Queenstown. This is a fun, family friendly ski resort and the perfect place for beginners and intermediates, with a gondola and easy-to-use surface lifts plus plenty of wide-open trails spread over three basins. They also offer the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. Group lessons ensure everyone improves their skier or snowboarding ability and there is plenty of room to practice your new skills. With eight different cafes operating on snow you are well catered for when you need to refuel.