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7 days


Queenstown / Christchurch


Backcountry Huts, Hotels, Lodges


C (Up to 6 hrs physical activity per day)

Departure dates


If you’re looking for a spectacular winter adventure without all of the crowds then you’ve found your trip! During the winter, New Zealand’s South Island transforms into a white wonderland of snow, ice, blue sky days and mountain views that will simply take your breath away. From cosy lodges, roaring fires, hearty meals and of course snow, this South Island Winter Discovery has been designed to showcase the very best of New Zealand's winter activities.

Ski instructors and experienced alpine guides make this trip perfect for first timers as well as the more experienced adventure seeker. Starting from Queenstown, go on an incredible journey to an exclusive cross-country resort, then the uncrowded slopes of Ohau Snow Fields and finally to the base of the mighty Aoraki/Mt Cook. Cycle the lakeside trails of the Alps 2 Ocean, recently listed in the Lonely Planet’s 'Epic Bike Rides of World'. Climb to the top of a snowy peak for panoramic views of the Southern Alps and snow shoe along the Two Thumb range. Spend the nights in secluded lodges and the remote Rex Simpson Hut, soak in thermal hot pools and get your heart racing on an exhilarating jet boat ride down the Rakaia Gorge. Everything to make this trip stress free is included so you can relax, unwind and enjoy this amazing winter experience.