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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 an 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 Times:
Wanaka – 34km / 35mins
Queenstown  58km / 60mins
Arrowtown – 37km / 45mins

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.


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. Spaces are limited & bookings are essential - freephone 0800 440 800 or call +64 3 443 8880.

Toll Gate Shuttle

Departs 9.45am, returns 2pm & 4pm

$15 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

Peak to Pub Shuttle 2017

The Peak to Pub is back for Summer 2017! This summer we’re running it from 4pm. Jump on a return shuttle back up to the Cardrona Base area for just $10!

Peak to Pub Return Shuttle

Departs Cardrona Hotel between 4.30 - 5pm

$10 per person

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