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Cardrona’s Latest Press Release

May 24, 2022


In a Southern Lakes first, Cardrona and Treble Cone have partnered with Wānaka Backpackers Bothy to provide affordable staff accommodation from Winter 2022 onwards.

“The Bothy Central” utilises the old Base Backpackers space and will house 120 Cardrona and Treble Cone staff for the upcoming winter season. Rent will range from $180-$200 per week depending on room size/layout and includes power, central heating, and internet.

In winter the facility will be exclusively for housing mountain staff, while in summer it will be more widely available for other seasonal workers.

Work is currently underway to refurbish the Base Backpackers, with the Bothy Central aiming to be ready for staff to move in from early June. Refurbishment will restart pre-summer, with more rooms becoming available for the warmer months.

Dave Brown of Wānaka Backpackers Bothy has owned accommodation in other ski towns around the world and saw first-hand the need for seasonal worker accommodation in Wānaka.

“Providing safe, secure and warm accommodation for seasonal workers brings Wānaka up to a worldwide standard of staff welfare,” says Brown.

The Bothy Central will be staffed by Wānaka Backpacker Bothy employees who will also live on site.

Laura Hedley, Cardrona and Treble Cone General Manager of Experience, says this space is an exciting addition for one of Wānaka’s biggest employers.

“We are so thrilled to be able to offer affordable accommodation for our whānau this season, especially in such a great central Wānaka location, right by the supermarket and staff transport pickups.” says Hedley.

The ski areas have also been working with the Workforce Accommodation Network (WAN) and local real estate agents to organise winter accommodation for their teams.

There are still positions available to join the Cardrona and Treble Cone teams for Winter 2022 – visit to view all current vacancies.

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