The team behind the


Mt Cardrona Station is built upon a desire to share New Zealand’s most spectacular locations.

Chris Morton and Andrew Spencer’s long-held vision to establish a sophisticated, high country village is realised in Mt Cardrona Station. The dream to create a way to live, stay and play on the 400-hectare station and its surrounding mountains has been a driving force from the start. It is also the continuation of John Lee’s earlier vision to subdivide the high country station into Cardrona Alpine Resort in the high Cardrona Range and farming in the lower Mt Cardrona Station.

In the 1980s, this lower land was partially rezoned for residential and visitor accommodation. More recently, further rezoning and infrastructure have been put in place by the Mt Cardrona Station team to enable the development of the station.

A project of this size will always be a complex undertaking, but Chris and Andrew’s passion for the outdoors and the overall vision for the project has sustained them through a long period of preparation leading up to the first release of land.

We now invite you to share in our vision and become an owner at Mt Cardrona Station and play a part in the future of this spectacular part of New Zealand.

The team at Mt Cardrona

The Mt Cardrona Station Board of Directors is made up of three members who oversee the direction of the station.

They each hold extensive large-scale development experience as well as a deep connection with the land at Mt Cardrona Station and the outdoor adventures it provides.

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    Chris Morton

    Chris Morton, an experienced civil construction engineer, has been involved in commercial and residential investments and developments in New Zealand for over 30 years. Chris has been involved in large-scale residential and visitor accommodation with 26 years as an owner at Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort and as a major shareholder and active director of the development of the award-winning 600-lot subdivision at Omaha South. Both projects showcase world-class amenities alongside curated residential homes with design controls to protect long term ownership and value.

      Andrew Spencer

      Andrew Spencer is a certified public practising Chartered Accountant & Adviser and holds a number of professional directorships. He acts as trustee and adviser to private family offices, both locally and for international investors. Andrew’s experience with a diverse range of business sectors and similar large-scale land projects will ensure the financially sustainable delivery of Mt Cardrona Station. 

        Michelle Trapski

        Michelle Trapski brings a proven track record in fulfilling vision through a strong commercial, strategic, and creative ethos that has at its heart: what if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? For almost 30 years Michelle has worked passionately in the Queenstown Lakes. Michelle has held several board roles and currently sits as Chair of Camp Glenorchy as well as director/board member of Start Up Queenstown Lakes, the Active Hearts Foundation and Impact 100. 


        The project directors Chris Morton, Andrew Spencer and Michelle Trapski all have, between them, significant experience in the governance and delivery of large-scale projects for infrastructure, residential development, financial management. The directors also bring a proven track record of the operational management of recreational facilities.

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