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. 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 terrains where you can enjoy the dog sledding experience is Snow Farm. Situated just outside Cardrona village at an altitude of 1500 m / 4921 ft, it is located at 55 km / 34 mi from Queenstown and 35 km / 21 mi from Wanaka.
The site is open from late June to early October and provides a great variety of facilities and activities. The terrain of the site is ideal for dog sledding, offering a great number of routes and trails (you can even propose your own trail to the operators).
For those who prefer a whole night expedition, “overnighter” is the perfect choice. You will spend the night at Meadow Hut (some 50 m / 164 ft off your trail) and get to feed and water the dogs. Enjoy the breathtaking view!
Note: Wear multiple layers of clothing, warm shocks and closed-toe sport shoes or hiking boots.