Treble Cone ski field panorama


Boasting as the largest ski area in the South Island, accompanied with the longest vertical rise in the entire Southern Lakes District, it’s no surprise to hear that some of the world’s best ski teams train at Treble Cone, and a reason why this ski hill should be a ‘must do’ experience on your Queenstown/Wanaka ski agenda!

Located a leisurely 35 minute drive from Wanaka, and 90 minutes from Queenstown, Treble Cone is an exhilarating destination to stimulate the senses. With promises of long uncrowded groomed trail, legendary off piste terrain complete with gullies, chutes, bowls and drops, complimented with unsurpassed views out over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Treble Cone is a hugely desirable ski destination in what has to be one of the most picturesque regions of New Zealand.

In additional to its expansive terrain and steep n’ deep, Treble Cone is an excellent place to bring the family as the facilities on mountain make for an inviting and friendly family environment. Providing FREE access to the ‘Nice n’ Easy’ surface lift for those new to snow sports, Treble Cone is a place of encouragement and progression to novice and learner skiers and boarders

Shona Headshot

There’s a real rush of excitement that overcomes me when I think about Treble Cone, and until you experience it for yourself then you probably won’t fully understand how phenomenally good this mountain actually is.  Take in the rewards of a mulled wine slopeside in the cafe as your day draws to an end – Treble Cone without a doubt is a sure favourite for many in this region! Shona – Amped

Getting to Treble Cone


Treble Cone is 90 minutes from Queenstown, and 35 mins from Wanaka. Or, for those wanting to trip around and take in some of New Zealands unbelievable scenery, the drive from Christchurch to Queenstown is around 5 hours (420 kms), or from Dunedin is 3 hours (280 kms).

The roads are well sealed with the exception of the last 7 kms which is the drive from the main road up to Treble Cone base village. During the Winter Season and especially over the Crown Range, from Queenstown to Wanaka, you will require chains at times due to snowfall. A 4WD vehicle is not necessary, and shuttles do run regularly during the winter season from Wanaka.

Ex New Zealand:

  • Daily domestic flights from most major hubs around New Zealand into Queenstown. Whilst some departure points won’t provide direct flights through to Queenstown, there are generally connections via Christchurch.

Ex Australia:

  • Daily International flights ex Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia into Queenstown during the winter season, and by various carriers.
  • Domestic connections from surrounding major ports within Australia are often available to connect with these international flights, however inbound flight arrival time dependant.


There are various companies who operate daily shuttle services from both Wanaka to Treble Cone, as well as Queenstown to Treble Cone.

Another option would be to get a helicopter ride from Queenstown to Treble Cone. The trip takes about 12 minutes, and certainly cuts out the drive time, and beats the crowds!


Whilst having a rental car is not an absolute requirement to have during your time in Queenstown and Wanaka, it is definitely worth considering if the budget will allow. Having a rental car in the region will allow you the freedom to visit anyone of the 5 surrounding ski fields, and on any given day. A worthwhile commodity in my opinion!

Treble Cone Trail Map


Wanaka Area Map

Wanaka Area

Queenstown Village Map

Queenstown Map

Accommodation at Wanaka

Wanaka Hotel – Moderate Lead-in Wanaka Hotel

This is a great little lead in hotel with all the facilities and amenities either on site or close by. Situated right in the middle of Wanaka township, The Wanaka Hotel offers clean and comfortable budget Hotel accommodation at affordable prices.

Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, Cafe, Internet, guest laundry, self catering kitchen, car parking. All rooms come with baths, TV, tea & coffee making facilities, and fridge.

Available are:
• Economy Quad Room (Queen Bed + set of bunks, or two sets of bunks)
• Standard or Lake view Hotel Room


Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort – Superior Wanaka Hotel

Situated on the fringe of Wanaka township, this luxurious property offers a choice of either a hotel room, or fully equipped 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. An absolutely beautiful property which is suited to anyone wanting a luxurious hideaway, without being to far from town.


Available are: Restaurant and bar, day spa, 9 outdoor heated pools, outdoor lap pool, tapas bar, Swedish sauna and gymnasium.

Hotel rooms have: Bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, Sky TV, and balcony or patio.
Apartments have: Full kitchen, patio or balcony, laundry access, Sky TV, car parking, drying room.

• Hotel Room
• 1, 2 bedroom apartments

Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

Wanaka Private Holiday Homes – Various star rated properties around Wanaka

Choose from cosy cottages, executive apartments, or modern homes. There is a choice that is suited to any requirement and living standard within this selection of accommodation. All are located relatively close to the Wanaka township, the furthest is a 15 minute walk, at most.

Facilities: Fully equipped kitchens, TB, ipod docs or CD/DVD player, heat pump or gas/wood fireplace, electric blankets on beds, garage, drying areas, and are tastefully furnished to make for a cosy environment.

Available are:
• 2,3,4,5 bedroom homes


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Pinot cottage

Accommodation at Queenstown

Breakfree The Waterfront – Moderate Queenstown Village Apartments

With a hard to beat location of just 100 metres from the main street of Queenstown and directly across the road from the beautiful shores of Lake Wakatipu, Breakfree The Waterfront offers comfortable, value for money apartments, which are just 3 minutes stroll from town.

Facilities: Ski lockers, complimentary parking, guest laundry, wireless. Apartments feature balconies, full kitchen, sound system, sky TV, and security system.

Available are:
• Studio (with kitchenette)
• 1 Bedroom Apartment
• 2 Bedroom Apartment
• 3 Bedroom Apartment

BreakFree The Waterfront

Scenic Suites – Superior Queenstown Apartments

Located a leisurely 5 minute stroll from town, the Scenic Suites offer guests sleek and stylish apartments, spectacular views, along with all the comforts of home.

Features: Ski lockers, exercise room, guest parking, laundry, restaurant and bar. Rooms all have Sky TV, fridge, wireless, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower (separate), patio or balcony. The one and two bedroom apartments have full kitchens and their own laundry facilities.

Available are:
• Studio
• 1 bedroom Apartments
• 2 bedroom Apartments

Scenic Queenstown

Crowne Plaza Queenstown – Deluxe Central Queenstown Hotel

This luxurious, contemporary, deluxe hotel holds a prime in-town location, whilst based right on the waters edge of Lake Wakatipu. With worldly amenities and an award winning restaurant, guests who stay at this hotel may never want to leave!

Facilities include: Restaurant, Martini lounge, wireless, valet parking, business centre, gym, guest laundry, ski storage, drying room, 24 hour room service.

Hotel rooms: private balconies, en suite with bath, LCD TV with sky, bathrobes, Internet, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, choice of twin or double configurations.

Available are:
• Courtyard Room
• Mountain View Room
• Balcony Room
• Lake-view Room

Crowne Plaza

Pounamu Apartments – First Class Apartments

These architecturally designed stylish apartments offer up nothing but the best for their guests. Located just on the outskirts of the centre of Queenstown village, the views across Lake Wakatipu from these apartments are to die for!

Facilities: Designer kitchens, home entertainments systems, plasma TV, underfloor heating, gas fireplace, desktop PC, Internet, fax and printing facilities, underground parking, and ski locker storage.

Available are:
• Studio
• 1 bedroom apartment
• 2 bedroom apartment

Pounamu Apartments Queenstown

Hilton Hotel – First Class Queenstown Hotel

Located directly across the lake from Queenstown Village, easily accessible by way of water taxi or car, is the prestigious Hilton Hotel. This luxurious hotel with it contemporary interior design and high end furnishings is a lovely way to end your day.

Facilities: Lakeside dining, Wine Bar and lounge, Pub, Noodle Bar, cafe/grocery store, Spa, business centre, gym, sauna, steam room, heated indoor lap pool, whirlpool, valet parking, Internet, ski drying room and ski storage facilities.

Available are:
• Hotel Room
• Deluxe Lake View
• Relaxation Room (features private terrace and hot tub)
• 1 and 2 bedroom Residence Apartments

Hilton Queenstown


IMPORTANT NOTE: the above images are to be used as guides for room types available. Due to room configurations and decors differing from condo to condo, not all rooms will look or appear the same.