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Explore the mighty Southern Alps and experience the amazing sights of New Zealand’s South Island. Wanaka is an incredible place to base yourself for a Winter ski holiday, with something for everyone to enjoy. Treat your family to a Wanaka Winter holiday to remember.

Take the hassle out of organising your family ski holiday and let our local team customise a unique Wanaka Winter itinerary to suit your families requirements.

The Release Wanaka team will arrange all the finer details. This can include a 4WD vehicle waiting for you at Queenstown Airport, ski equipment delivered and fitted in the comfort of your luxury holiday home, a private chef to prepare your evening meals and an in-house massage (or two) to treat those tired muscles.

See our suggested itinerary below for a 6-day Family Winter Getaway – this can be customised just for you, so please get in touch for more information.

6-Day Itinerary / Winter Getaway
Day 1: Cardrona Alpine Resort
Day 2: Treble Cone Ski Area
Day 3: Cat Skiing with mountain top lunch
Day 4: Heli-Skiing
Day 5: Dog Sledding Experience
Day 6: Private Lake Wanaka boat trip to Mou Waho island

Private Chef
4WD Car
Wine Tasting
Boat Trip
6 Days
Warm up those legs at Cardrona Alpine Resort. Enjoy a great day out at one of NZ's leading family friendly ski resorts, with terrain to suit all levels. Equipment can be fitted in the comfort of your holiday home and we will organise your passes and a private instructor.
Treble Cone
Ski or board the challenging terrain at Treble Cone. The views from this awesome ski field are incredible. Ski instruction and tickets will be organised for you, so no waiting in queues when you get there. You can also have equipment fitted in the comfort of your luxury holiday home, so you are all set to hit the mountain as soon as possible.
Cat Skiing
Try something unique, head to Soho basin and have the mountain to yourself at this luxury private cat skiing resort. Transported by heated snow cats, there is no need to get on a chairlift or helicopter to experience some fresh tracks. A gourmet mountain-top lunch is also included, as is all transport.
Heli Skiing
This is the ultimate skiing experience. Jump on a helicopter and be whisked away to some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. The views are insane and the fresh snow is deep and powdery. Choose the number of runs you would like and experience fresh tracks every time.
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Dog Sledding
Feel the power of a sled dog team, stand on the back of the runners and drive your own team of Huskies through some breath-taking high country trails. Be introduced to the world of sled dogs, the equipment and of course the dogs themselves.
Wanaka Boat Trip
Take a boat trip on the beautiful Lake Wanaka and stop at Mou Waho Island, where you will find a lake on an island on a lake on an island. A guide will talk you through your surroundings and fill you with local knowledge. An interesting and relaxing day out away from the snow.
Ski Equipment
Take the hassle out of organising your families ski equipment. A local ski fitting company will come to your holiday home and fit you out with everything you require. Avoid the crowds. This is a no brainer especially if you have kids!!
Private Chef
After a busy day out the last thing you want to do is cook, right? We will organise a private chef to cook your group a gourmet meal, so you can sit and relax, reminiscing about the amazing day you have had while sipping on a glass of local pinot noir.
We all know that skiing uses muscles we forgot we had. So what about a massage to keep you feeling in tip top condition for your next adventure. Book a massage in the comfort of your luxury holiday home in between drinks and nibbles prepared by your private chef.
4WD Vehicle
A luxury 4WD vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at Queenstown International Airport. This will provide transport for your group and ski/board racks if required. We recommend your own transport in Wanaka but if you would prefer a personal driver please let us know.
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Choose from one of our fabulous luxury holiday homes located here in Wanaka. We will provide you with a selection of properties that suit your families requirements. All our holiday rental homes provide luxury linen and towels, eco-friendly toiletries and mountain views, with some offering lake views, spa pools and saunas.
Welcome Pack
Awaiting your arrival at your beautiful holiday home in Wanaka will be your 'Arrival Survival Pack'. This delicious welcome pack contains a 12 pack of craft beers from local brewery Ground Up, a Platter Box containing homemade delicacies such as breads, dips & cheeses and 6 bottles of the award winning Pinot Noir from Maude Wines.
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