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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 our Toll Gate (Cardrona Valley Road). We'll get you up our mountain road & onto the trails in no time!


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

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.


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 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 return shuttle from the Toll Gate for a day of hitting the trails. 

Toll Gate Shuttle

Uphill shuttle 9.30am, downhill shuttle 4pm

$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

Queenstown Shuttles

If you're heading to Cardrona from Queenstown, you & your bike can get a lift with Queenstown Bike Taxis!

  Adult Child
Return transport $70 $70
Transport & half day lift pass (Tues/Fri) $129 $99
Transport & full day lift pass (Sat) $149 $109

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