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Snow Kiting in Cardrona, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

Downhill/Uphill Rides:
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Queenstown is considered by many sportsmen as the capital of extreme sports and adventure activities. It is situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand.

The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.

One of the biggest ski resorts near Queenstown is Cardrona. Situated on the Cardrona Valley Rd, it is at 36 mi/58 km from Queenstown and 21 mi/34 km from Wanaka. The site is open from late June to early October and offers a great variety of facilities. Although you cannot snowkite withing the ski field, there is a huge kiting area towards Queenstown, just outside the resort.

The terrain is mostly flat on the top, while on the southwest side, it offers many opportunities for donwhill and uphill rides. Perfect for snowkiters of all levels!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM From Queenstown to Cardrona Alpine Resort
58.2 km (36.2 miles), 1 hour 2 min
Follow State Highway 6 and continue onto Cardrona Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Invercargill
187 km (116.2 miles), 2 hours 14 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
282 km (175.2 miles), 3 hours 24 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound National Park
268 km (166.5 miles), 3 hours 6 min
Follow State Highway 94 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY AIR
Queenstown International Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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