New Zealand’s pretty Cardrona is filled with historic gold mining history, although today it’s more popular for its incredible winter sports and alpine adventures. Stunning scenery, a sense of heritage and excellent activities make this a great choice for anyone who likes to get active on vacation. The surrounding area also offers lots of scenic driving routes, along with a fantastic selection of places to eat and drink around the town. Thinking of visiting? Take a look through our excellent Cardrona hotels for the perfect stay in this lovely place.
Things to see and do
While you’re in town, go and see the striking Cardrona hotel – an impressive sight that smacks of days of gold and riches, as well as the perfect local brew or vino. There are several beautiful historic buildings around the town, including the local church and the Cardrona Hall. The local pub is another famous building in Cardrona; a popular advertising campaign featuring the pub has led to replicas being created in several other parts of New Zealand.
In the winter, you can enjoy excellent skiing and snowboarding, and there are runs suitable for all levels. There are some great snow schools too, so if you’ve never tried skiing before, you can learn in good hands! There are also several kids’ clubs to keep the younger members of the family happy. There are great recreational facilities for all, and you’ll certainly find it difficult to be bored here.
Cardrona is in an easy-to-get-to location, and there are a few options to get you here. Book one of our flights to Queenstown
, one of our flights to Dunedin
, or one of our flights to Christchurch
and you’ll find plenty of operators to take you the rest of the way! Browse our excellent Cardrona accommodation to make planning your trip even easier.