Getting to Cardrona

Getting to Cardrona- Location

Located off the Cardrona Valley road which links Wanaka and Queenstown. Drive time from:

Wanaka 35 minutes (34km)
Arrowtown 45 minutes (37km)
Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)

Nearest airports to Cardrona:

Queenstown – 60km / 50 minutes drive
Dunedin – 280km / 3 hours drive
Christchurch – 420km / 5 hours drive
Wanaka – 44km / 45 minutes (Mainland Air from Dunedin Only)

Shuttles from Wanaka, Queenstown and Cromwell

The following companies operate a daily service from Wanaka to Cardrona:

  • Alpine Connexions Snow Shuttle +64 3 443 9120. Daily snow shuttles to & from Wanaka, private transfers from Queenstown airport to Cardrona apartments and Wanaka & multiple services from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka.
  • A Class Shuttles +64 3 443 7643. Winter transport to Cardrona. All year round special event charters. 
  • Connexions +64 3 443 9120. Daily shuttle services from central Wanaka or accommodation pick ups to Cardrona. 
  • Cardrona Apartment Transfers +64 21 919 468. Hassle-free private transfers to Cardrona’s on-mountain apartments.
  • Ridgeline Adventures exclusive private transfers from Wanaka or Queenstown – +64 27 602 4018 or
  • Yello! 0800 443 5555 for both scheduled transport and private charters from Wanaka, and private charters from Queenstown airport to your accommodation at Cardrona and Wanaka. BOOK NOW

The following companies operate a daily service from Queenstown to Cardrona:

Connectabus operates services between Queenstown and Wanaka including Queenstown Airport. Pickup and Drop off at accommodation. 0800 405 066

Yello operates airport transfers between Queenstown Airport and Cardrona.


Charter a Heli

Charter your Helicopter to the slopes! Travel in style, enjoy a short flight to Cardrona ski resort and beat the crowds, no hassles, no traffic, no worries!

Heli Tours has the latest edition carbon fibre cargo pods to accommodate your ski’s and boards on board our Eurocopter and MD Helicopters. All flights depart Queenstown airport with dropoff at the base buildings. Pickups also available.  Book today!

Duration: Approx 10mins one way

Contact details: Office (Open 7am – 9pm)  
+64 3 4510515
0800 435 486


  • Chain Hire from $20
  • Chain Fitting from $15