South Island
Winter

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What people are saying about South Island

It was a great day at cardrona! The deal we got was for Skiiing and not snowboarding but they easily swapped it for us. We were later told that Skiing is easier for first timers but by then we had already changed in to snowboarding gears. If it is your first time in snow, this deal doesn’t include lessons. We ended up paying another $200 odd for a 2hour lesson before going out on the snow. It was totally worth it though and our instructor was very patient. The add on for clothing was great and we also got to keep our gloves which was a nice surprise. We got a jacket, pants, helmet, goggles and gloves as part of the clothing bundle. The rental was for boots, board or boots, skis and poles. So we had everything we needed. The people were amazing and soo helpful all the way from the free shuttle/bus driver down the bottom of the hill to our assistant at the lockers. Would highly recommend!

We had a fantastic time. Anujk was a very informative and experienced tour guide. We were provided with snacks and water. Anujk made sure to made us feel welcome and attended to. The mountains and lakes were absolutely breathtaking and there was snow and ice in winter which is a special sight in New Zealand. Everything looked picture perfect when we went. The hike to see Tasman Glacier was not too difficult albeit a tad slippery when descending, and the view at the top was very pretty. We recommended bringing warm gloves and shoes with good traction. Overall we really enjoyed our day with Anujk and we recommend this trip.

Trails we explored were Blue Lakes & Tasman Glacier View and Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake (to see the icebergs). Both have fantastic views during winter. This trip wouldn’t have been amazing without the excellent service of our guide, Anuj. Thank you Anuj!

Very informative guide. Great recommendations. Great views of lake tekapo, lake pukaki & the southern alps. Highly recommend if you have a day to spare and would like to sit back & relax while your guide takes you to & back from Christchurch.

Lovely time, with several scenic stops along the way. The weather was against us but everything was done to maximise the experience regardless.