All about the 6 Day Ski and Snow from Christchurch to Queenstown tour

Jump aboard and take off with Flying Kiwi as we take you to the must-see highlights of South Island on this epic ski & snow adventure. We offer the best of both worlds giving you the opportunity to ski up to 4 different fields while showing you winter locations and highlights that you don’t want to miss!

Start in Christchurch and end in Queenstown! With the ski, snowboard & snow tour Ski & Snow Explorer, you have a 6 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Queenstown and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Ski & Snow Explorer includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

With two professional guides to show you the way, the Flying Kiwi group culture and adventurous spirit will leave you wanting more. With more meal inclusions and exclusive accommodation options than any other operator, we have almost 30 years of tour experience so no one knows this country better than we do!

6 Day Ski and Snow from Christchurch to Queenstown tour Itinerary - 6 days

  • Day 1 Christchurch to Methven
    Our first day of tour kicks off at 4:30 pm where we pick you up from inner city Christchurch or the airport before getting underway on the short journey to our exclusive accommodation in the heart of Methven Mt Hutt Village. Today is all about getting there, settling in, getting to know one another and enjoying a few laughs and a good sleep in our classic kiwi country villa in preparation for the day ahead when we hit the slopes of New Zealand’s best Ski Resort, Mt Hutt!
    Accommodation: Pinedale Lodge (group exclusive)
    Meals included: Dinner
    Approx driving time: 1.5 hours
  • Day 2 Methven to Lake Tekapo
    Rise and shine! Today’s the day to dust off your ski gear and hit the slopes. First, enjoy a good hearty cooked breakfast then grab your ski bag and prepare to spend the day on the
    ski field. Even if you aren’t skiing this field offers breath- taking views along the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to the Pacific Ocean. Leaving the mountain at 3 pm we make our way to the scenic lakeside township of Lake Tekapo. Next door to our perfectly located accommodation is the winter wonderland of Tekapo Springs where their Hot Pools are the perfect way to end our day. Relax, enjoy and take in the stunning night sky this magical part of the country offers. In fact, this area is so excellent for star gazing that it was named the world’s largest International Dark Sky Reserve, meaning the skies are almost completely free from any light pollution, making it one of the best places in the world for stargazing!
    Accommodation: Tekapo Lakefront Backpackers
    Meals included: breakfast, dinner
    Optional activities: Ski Mt Hutt, Earth & Sky Observatory
    Approx driving time: 2.5 hours
  • Day 3 Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook
    If the weather has played the game you may have already spotted Aoraki/Mt Cook in the distance but today, we take you up close and personal to New Zealand’s highest peak. On
    arrival into Mt Cook village, our first port of call is the world- class Information Centre where you can learn about the mountain and its brave mountaineers while exploring the
    artwork collection and interactive exhibits. Now it’s time to get amongst it, we have some great walks to choose from with our personal favourite being the Hooker Valley Track. With plenty of photo opportunities, this popular walk leads up the Hooker Valley towards Mount Cook with some great viewpoints along the way. Our lodge accommodation tonight offers stunning mountain views while we relax in front of a cosy fire, perfect for reflecting on the day or perhaps a chance to become the supreme board game champion for those that are up to it!
    Accommodation: Unwin Lodge
    Meals included: breakfast, dinner
    Optional activities: Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo tour
    Approx driving time: 1.5 hours
  • Day 4 Mt Cook to Ohau
    Ski Day!! And not skiing on just any old ski field, this is where the US Ski team train, in fact, we consider this field so good we’ve included an entire ski package into your day.
    Starting nice and early we travel the short distance to Ohau in time for the 9:15 am, 20minute shuttle transfer up the mountain. With stunning views to Aoraki Mount Cook and overlooking Lake Ohau, this family run ski field is suitable for all abilities. At the end of a great day in the mountains, we’re only 20 minutes away from our lodge accommodation, complete with an open fire, a hot meal and stunning lake views.
    Accommodation: Lake Ohau Lodge
    Meals included: breakfast, dinner
    Optional activities: Nil
    Approx driving time: 1.5 hours
  • Day 5 Ohau to Queenstown
    Today we travel the first of our alpine passes, the dramatic Lindis Pass which links the MacKenzie Basin with Central Otago. Prepare to be wowed as we travel through this
    alpine area of tall tussock covered mountains and roadside snow. Arriving into the Adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown by midday there’s time for a half day ski on The Remarkables or Coronet Peak ski fields. We spend two nights in Queenstown at our exclusive group accommodation only a few minutes walking distance to the centre of town, perfect for exploring. Queenstown has a great vibe with so much to see and do, take your time to soak it all up.
    Accommodation: Pinewood Private House
    Meals included: Breakfast
    Optional activities: ½ day skiing Coronet Peak or The Remarkables, bungy jumping, skydiving and the list goes on… too many to mention here!
    Approx driving time: 3 hours
  • Day 6 Queenstown
    Get a full day skiing at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or Cardrona, so many choices. Get amongst it and enjoy! If staying in Queenstown another night, talk to us about accommodation options.
    Meals included: Breakfast
    Optional activities: full day skiing Coronet Peak,
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Winter tour from Christchurch to Queenstown, perfect for those with a week in New Zealand who want to visit a few Ski fields.


Winter tour!
6 Day Ski and Snow from Christchurch to Queenstown tour Price information
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Tour code: Ski/Snow

Departure information


Departing Christchurch airport at 4:30 or central city location if preferred.

6 August - 11 August 2018
24 August - 29 August 2018


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