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Ski Holiday - Queenstown for Beginners

Perfect for first time skiers, learn to navigate the slopes of Queenstown. Enjoy the perfect mix of skiing, relaxation and discovery on this amazing 8 day adventure.
New Zealand
Snow & Ski
Active Holiday Packages
Independent Holiday Packages


4 days of skiing or snowboarding including lessons, equipment hire and lift passes

Take the gondola up to Bobs Peak and ride the luge carts mountainside

Relax in a cedar-lined hot tub at Onsen Hotel Pools

Half Day Food & Wine Sampler Tour

Ideal for first time skiers, explore some of the South Islands best ski areas and take all the stress away from skiing with everything you need included in this fantastic package. Take in the most impressive views Queenstown has to offer up Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, exploring a huge variety of terrain and facilities to suit everyone from first timers to seasoned shredders. Become a ski expert with 8 group lessons to teach you everything you need to navigate the slopes like a pro. Choose between tackling a snow board or skis with your included equipment hire. It’s no fun to walk back up the mountain so enjoy the ride back up with your included lift pass. After full days carving up the snow take on a different adventure enjoying breathtaking views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere to the top of Bobs Peak. Relax and enjoy the spectacular views before soaring down the mountainside on the thrilling luge. One luge ride is never enough so embrace the exhilaration and sample a few different tracks. Afterwards enjoy the ultimate experience in relaxation as you soak in a sedar hot tub taking in spectacular views at Onsen Hot Pools.  Finish your amazing Queenstown ski holiday enjoying a half day wine and food experience savouring superb local produce and delectable wines from the Central Otago wine region.

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7 nights in Queenstown at Mercure Resort - 4*
8 Days Car Hire with Hertz
Skyline Queenstown Gondola & 3 Luge Rides
Half Day Wine & Food Sampler
Daytime Original Onsen Hot Pool Experience
4 day lift pass - surface conveyer lift access on day 1
Full mountain lift access on day 2, 3 & 4
4 days ski equipment rental
8 x group lessons – 2 x 2 hour lessons each


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Day 1

After your flight has landed, collect your luggage, and make your way to the Hertz car depot to collect your car hire. Hertz car hire in a Toyota Rav4 or similar including Airport fee and Prebooked snow chains.

The remainder of the day is free to explore and we suggest you collect your Ski pass from the Snow Centre.

Overnight stay in Queenstown at Mercure Queenstown in a Garden View Room.

Day 2-3
Queenstown → Coronet Peak or The Remarkables → Queenstown

Its time to hit the snow! The Intro to Snow package allows you to experience your first days on skis or a snowboard in a stress-free, group learning environment.     

Spend the next 2 days learning the ropes at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables.

Intro to Snow package:

  • Equipment rental – on mountain collection, option of recreational skis, boots & poles or snowboard & boots.
  • Surface conveyer lift access on day 1
  • Full Mountain lift access on day 2
  • 8 x group lessons – 2 x 2 hour lessons each.

Overnight stay in Queenstown at Mercure Queenstown in a Garden View Room.

Queenstown → Coronet Peak or The Remarkables → Queenstown
Coronet Peak, Queenstown
Day 4

Time for a well-deserved break and chance to experience the other adventures of Queenstown. This morning we have included a trip up the gondola to the top of Bobs Peak, grab a coffee and enjoy the views before doing a couple of luge rides.

In the afternoon you will kick back, relax, and enjoy your surroundings in cedar hot tub at Onsen hot pools.

Overnight stay in Queenstown at Mercure Queenstown in a Garden View Room.

Bobs Peak, Queenstown
Day 5-6
Queenstown → Coronet Peak or The Remarkables → Queenstown

Put into practice all you have learnt on your first 2 days. You lift pass will give you access to the whole ski resorts so its time to explore the mountain with your new found skills.

Overnight stay in Queenstown at Mercure Queenstown in a Garden View Room.

Queenstown → Coronet Peak or The Remarkables → Queenstown
Snowboarding, Queenstown
Day 7

In the afternoon, this half day wine and food experience delivers an unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region, showcasing its superb local produce. Your winery lunch consists of several tasting dishes each perfectly matched by the Chief Winemaker and Head Chef, using estate wines and fresh local produce.

Enjoy wine tasting and presentations at 3 wineries, generally visiting one larger well-known winery and two boutique style wineries. An underground wine cave tour & tastings gives you inside information about our great wines and the Central Otago wine industry. 

Overnight stay in Queenstown at Mercure Queenstown in a Garden View Room.

Scenery, Central Otago, Queenstown
Day 8

Today you leave Queenstown so if time permits do a bit of last-minute shopping before dropping your car back to the airport before you flight home.


Additional information

Official language
English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language
Local currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Independent Holiday Package

Start your holiday when and with who you want! Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

7 nights
from AUD2,313
per person, twin share
New Zealand
Snow & Ski
Active Holiday Packages, Independent Holiday Packages
01 July 2021 - 30 September 2021

Hotel options

Mercure Queenstown Resort
Mercure Queenstown Resort

Situated on a unique vantage point with breath-taking, majestic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable's Mountain range. 

Situated in an idyllic location that offers breath-taking views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, Mercure Queenstown Resort is the ideal base for families, groups and couples seeking a relaxed retreat in New Zealand's adventure capital. A 5-minute drive will see you exploring Queenstown's vibrant dining and retail precinct, before heading on to some of the best-loved local ski resorts, including Coronet Peak.

For an adventure packed holiday or a relaxing sojourn, Mercure Queenstown Resort can provide you with a perfect base to explore all the wonderful activities and places to discover.


  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Fitness centrE
  • Well-being (jacuzzi, sauna)
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Beach and water sports
  • Skiing 
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service
  • Snack and beverage machine
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conventions hotel
  • Copy/print service available

Exterior view ©Mercure Queenstown Resort

Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.
  • Blackout dates may apply!

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