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Price p/p "From" price is based on 3-night, twin-share, 3-star accommodation package.
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USD 884

WANAKA EXPLORER - 3 Nights+
Fully Hosted & Guided | All Ground Transport Included

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p "From" price is based on 3-night, twin-share, 3-star accommodation package.
Base/invoice currency is NZD
Displayed prices may vary slightly to fluctuations in exchange rates
USD 884
Take all of the organising out of your next NZ ski or snowboarding trip by joining an Explore Wanaka package tour. Packages include accommodation of various levels/budget, daily on-mountain hosting, transport to/from Queenstown airport to your accommodation plus daily 4x4 transport with your host to/from the mountains.
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Custom Booking Period: Jul 04 - Sep 29, 2019
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Wanaka Explorer

Wanaka is without doubt one of the most picturesque and best locations in New Zealand for accessing some of NZ's best ski areas.

Explore Wanaka has over 20 year of experience in the area and is happy to host visitors to show them the best of their spectacular back yard.

Each day you may explore a different ski area or you and your host may choose to revisit a resort you have already been to. The choice each day will be based on weather and snow conditions as well as customer feedback. You will visit some or all 3 of the best ski areas around Wanaka including Treble Cone, Cardrona and Ohau.

Each day you will be picked up by your local host in a 4x4 vehicle and whisked up to the mountain of choice for the day. Your host will spend the day with you (or you can go off an do your own thing) showing you the best of each ski area and if your well behaved they might even show you some of their secret powder stashes.

Ability

This tour is for skiers & boarders who are intermediate or better. Kids are welcome from 8 years+ however they must meet the minimum ability requirements.

Lodging

This package is fully CUSTOMIZABLE and whilst the "from" price above is based on the 3-star option, you can also chose 4 or 5-star options dependent on your budget.

If you are a solo traveller this is not a problem as there is an option for a "PRIVATE ROOM".

Packages can be customized from 3 or more days for singles, couples, small and larger PRIVATE groups.

See pricing table for details.

Extras

This sample package includes a day to do an off-mountain activity as there is so much to do in the area such as heli skiing, jet boating, wine tasting, sightseeing or one of the many adventure activities in and near Queenstown. Or you can just add on another day on the mountain if you prefer.

If you need ski/snowboard rentals and/or lessons, Explore Wanaka staff can assist you in organising this as well.

Please enquire here for a quote for your group and preferences.

Sample Itinerary

As these tours are customizable, the itinerary may vary however the general flow goes as follows...

Arrival Day

Your host will pick you up from Queenstown airport and drop you at your chosen accommodation. If you need to pick up rental equipment in town, your host will go via the ski rental shop. You will then be free to explore the magnificent town of Wanaka; there are plenty of restaurants and bars to check out!

Other Days

During your stay, you will be picked up each morning by your host and whisked up to the mountain of choice in a 4x4 vehicle. Your host will show you around the mountain (or you can choose to do your own thing) and at the end of the day your host will drive you back to Wanaka to your accommodation where you will be free to continue exploring what the town has to offer.

With each tour, one day is marked as a "off-mountains activity day". There are so many other things to do in the area that you wouldn't want to miss out on trying at least one other activity.

Departure Day

Your host will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to Queenstown airport for your flight home (or your on-wards adventure).

Dates, Rates & Inclusions

2019 Sample Rates

 Wanaka Explorer - 3-Day Package
 Price is NZD PER PERSON inc taxes  3-star  4- star  5-star
Twin-Share (double or 2 singles sharing room)  1,300  1,600  1,800
Solo Traveller with private room  1,500  1,750  2,400
Private group  2,100  2,250  3,100

 Wanaka Explorer - 7-Day Package
 Price is NZD PER PERSON inc taxes  3-star  4- star  5-star
Twin-Share (double or 2 singles sharing room)  3,000  3,700  4,000
Solo Traveller with private room  3,500  3,850  5,800
Private group  4,300  4,650  6,600
Inclusions
  • Accommodation - single, twin & group options (3, 4 & 5-star)
  • Lift passes to chosen resorts (Cardrona, Treble Cone,Ohau)
  • Daily on-mountain hosting / guiding (max 6 guests per guide)
  • Return airport transfers to/from Queenstown airport
  • Off snow activity day
  • Daily shuttle in private 4x4 to/from mountains
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade for solo travellers
  • Upgrade to 4 or 5 star accommodation
Not Included

Explore Wanaka Terms & Conditions

Deposit & Balance:

  • 20% non-refundable deposit at time of reservation
  • Balance due 60 days prior to departure
  • All payments are in NZD dollars
  • Payments are via direct deposit transfer only

Cancellation by YOU

  • 30+ days from travel date - 80% refund
  • 14 - 30 days from travel date - 70% refund
  • 1 - 14 days from travel date - 50% refund
  • No show - 0% refund

Travel Insurance is highly recommended to cover you in case of cancellation

CANCELLATION BY EXPLORE WANAKA
If a trip is cancelled for any reason you will receive a 100% refund.