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Tubing & Sightseeing

You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to have a great day on the slopes – check out tubing & sightseeing at Cardrona!  

We know that not everyone who comes on a New Zealand winter holiday is here to ski or snowboard. At Cardrona, we offer different options for our guests who aren’t skiers or snowboarders, or just want to take a break and try something different.


McDougall’s Express Chondola is the perfect way to see the mountain on foot. We have 10 gondola cabins on the 'combined' lift of gondola cabins and chairs, to get you headed to the top of the mountain in comfort and style!  

The McDougall’s Express Chondola starts right beside our Base area, so you don’t have to trek for miles through the snow to get to the lift, and in under 4mins you’ll be at the top of the mountain. Admire the views, take as many photos for the family album as you want or indulge yourself at the Vista Bar with a cheeky glass of Mumm champagne, before you head back down in the Chondola to the Base for a hot chocolate and maybe even a plate of good ol' Kiwi classic fush n' chups!

Gondola Ride 2020 Adult Child
1 uplift - McDougall's Chondola $35 $25

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Tubing is great fun for the whole family – and the best thing is that you don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to give it a go!  

Due to Covid-19, we will not be running tubing in Winter 2020. Keep an eye on our social media channels for a 2021 update.

Tubing will be running within easy walking distance from Base on our Beginners' Area, accessed either by walking or the covered Learner Conveyor. Pick up your tubing passes from the Ticket Office – tubing runs on the hour for hour-long sessions from 12pm with the last session beginning at 3pm. There are 15 tubing spots per hour, so get in quick! Tubing is $25 per person for an hour-long session.

Kids must be at least 1m tall or over the age of 3 to ride.

Tubing is subject to snow and weather conditions. Please give us a call to confirm tubing is running before you head up the mountain.

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2020 Tubing  All ages
Tubing (per tube) $25/hr

Terms & Conditions

  • Tubing and gondola rides run dependent on weather conditions

  • Kids under 6 and seniors over 75yrs sightsee for free! Pick up an RFID card from our on-mountain Ticket Office.

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