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Getting to Cardrona

How to get to Cardrona from Queenstown & Wanaka – it's super easy!

Getting to Cardrona is easy, no matter where you’re staying! Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, we’re a short drive from Wanaka, Queenstown & Arrowtown. Let us drive you with daily shuttles from Queenstown or our Toll Gate (Cardrona Valley Road). We'll get you up our mountain road & onto the trails in no time!

Cardrona

Cardrona is a cruisy drive or bus ride from NZ’s most famous resort towns – Wanaka & Queenstown. These 2 destinations sit lakeside & are surrounded by amazing alpine scenery, offering an extensive array of activities & attractions. If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday destination, you've found it!

Drive Distances:
Wanaka – 34km
Queenstown  58km
Arrowtown – 37km

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Driving to Cardrona

Cardrona is just a short hop over the Crown Range from Queenstown Airport, which makes life easy if you need to pick up a rental car & drive straight here.

Turn off from the Cardrona Valley Road, across the highway from the Cardrona Distillery/Cardrona Bra Fence. We are located 12km up an unsealed alpine access road so please take your time & maintain two-way traffic at all times.

Parking

For summer, drive to the top of the Cardrona mountain road & park right beside our Base area. There’s plenty of parking up top – ask one of our friendly team if you’re not sure where to pull up your wagon!


Cardrona Toll Gate & Peak to Pub Shuttles

This summer we’re offering shuttles from the Cardrona Valley to the top of the Cardrona mountain road. Every operational day you can jump on a shuttle from the Toll Gate (bottom of the road) for a day of hitting the trails or ride the Peak to Pub trail and catch a ride back up to Base.

Toll Gate Shuttle

Uphill shuttle 9.30am & 1.30pm

$10 per person

Peak to Pub Shuttle
Uphill shuttle 1.30pm & 4.15pm

$10 per person
  • Bike trailer attached – please note that kids’ bikes (e.g. 24”, 20”) will not fit on the bike trailer, although they may be carried if space allows inside the van.
  • Shuttle tickets must be paid for in advance

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Queenstown Shuttles

If you're heading to Cardrona from Queenstown, you & your bike can get a lift with us! Departs Go Orange (37 Camp Street) at 8.15am & 11.45am, arriving at Cardrona 9.45am & 1.15pm. Transport leaves Cardrona at 1.30pm & 4.20pm, arriving in Queenstown at 2.45pm & 5.45pm.

  Adult Child
Return Transport $50 $50
  • Bike trailer attached – please note that kids’ bikes (e.g. 24”, 20”) will not fit on the bike trailer, although they may be carried if space allows inside the van
  • Shuttle must be booked & paid for in advance

Transport from Queenstown

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