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The summer season is fast approaching - we open Dec. 1! Here's all the new stuff for this summer at Cardrona...

Mountain Bike Trails

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Trail Crew are working on a brand new jump line (around the winter Gravity X course) from Christmas onwards - it should be ready for the middle of the summer season.

The Peak to Pub is getting a major makeover with improvements & extension to the built trail. It's got a new exit for 2019, & for the first time you'll be able to ride it in your own time & at your own pace from 1pm daily!

Other Mountain Bike Info

Sweet As! Pic: Matt Wood

We're SO stoked in our new bike partner, Trek Bikes! Our rental fleet for 2018/19 is made up of Trek Remedy 8 & Session models.

We're also offering First Timer Lessons for the first time this season, the perfect intro to downhill mountain biking. The package includes:

  • Half day lift pass
  • Full suspension Trek bike rental
  • 2hr beginner lesson

Mountain Carting

Pic: Tommy Pyatt

This summer we're adding more carts to our fleet so more of you can get out on the trails, including some XS sizes for littler people. We're also making a few tweaks to the trails, with new corners & sections of track.

Walking Trails

Pic: Charlotte Kiri

We're adding more signage & waypoints on our walking trails. There are varying trail lengths so you can decide how far you want to hike.

This summer you can learn more about the karearea (native falcon), who we share our maunga with! Record sightings & help us protect these beautiful Cardrona locals.


If you're coming up to Cardrona from Queenstown this summer, let us do the driving for you & your bike! Summer transport leaves 37 Camp St, Queenstown at 8.15am & 11.45am (perfect for jumping on the 10am or 2pm mountain carting sessions too).


The best deal for your summer stargazing experience this season is definitely the transport, dinner & tour package for $150pp. All stargazing tours include transport from Wanaka (Cardrona Corner) at 7.15pm & a 1.5hr stargazing tour. If you're adding on dinner, it's a delicious three-course dinner in the Mezz!


Dinner at the Mezz. Pic: Jamie Humby

Throughout the summer, we'll have The Lounge open during the day for lunch, coffee, snacks & aprés. This year we're adding wood-fired pizza to the Lounge offering – TGIF Fridays just leveled-up!

Dinner will be available at the Mezz Saturdays to Thursdays every week (TGIF Friday bbq & wood-fired pizzas until 8pm). Mezz is the best spot to sit down & have a truly alpine dining experience with Chef Rob's incredible menu... time to start drooling.

It's looking like another epic summer up at Cardrona for 2018/19! Make sure you get up here & check out everything we've got going on, keep an eye on the Cardrona Bike Park Facebook & Instagram for important updates on events & trails. See you on December 1st!


About the Author

Jen Houltham


Jen is Cardrona's resident word nerd. She's out & about on the mountain most days; a big fan of carving groomed runs, powder hunting & laps through Lil' Bucks!