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What is Mt Cardrona Station?

Mt Cardrona Station is an alpine village set within a 400-hectare high country station in the Cardrona Valley. We consider Mt Cardrona Station to be the first of its kind in New Zealand, as there is nowhere else you will find residential living, visitor accommodation and village amenities in a high country alpine setting such as this.

Can I build my own home?

A selection of neighbourhoods will be sold as land only and can be built upon by owners in accordance with the Mt Cardrona Station Design Guidelines, Council Zone Rules and to be approved by the Mt Cardrona Station Design Review Board. In addition, some lots will be sold as “house and land” packages.

Can my property be maintained?

Yes. Mt Cardrona Station Resort Limited can help coordinate access for approved suppliers for home maintenance services and provide them access to your property when you can’t (terms and conditions apply).

About Mt Cardrona Station

You’ll find Mt Cardrona Station on Cardrona Valley Road next door to Cardrona Alpine Resort. Mt Cardrona Station is a 20-minute drive from central Wanaka or a 45-minute drive from Queenstown.

The Cardrona Valley has been shaped by gold mining, farming and, in more recent years, snow sports, hiking and biking. The station’s design guidelines are shaped by these influences. The historical precedents of early miners’ cottages and simple farmhouses inform design standards, where built forms and materials avoid an urban appearance. Alongside this, the design guidelines also provide for a village of architecturally designed and unashamedly contemporary buildings.

Yes, the public will have access to the roads and some of the open spaces and walkways, however, parts of the station are for residents’ use only. The public will be welcome to visit the restaurant (once it is built) and other services within the village such as The Adventure Centre. Other parts of the network of biking and hiking trails may be made available to the public, although charges may apply for public use.

Yes, the village is designed with generously proportioned streetscapes and connections between open spaces and neighbourhood parking.

Mt Cardrona Station is within a Queenstown Lakes District Council Special Zone with different zone rules applying to each neighbourhood. Details of these rules are provided in the Mt Cardrona Station Neighbourhood Packs and the Design Guidelines. Information can also be found on QLDC’s Operative District Plan.

Mt Cardrona Station will be supplied with water from a private water scheme to meet NZ water standards. This private scheme may be transferred to the QLDC in the future.

The Owners Association manages the delivery of certain services and amenities to properties within Mt Cardrona Station as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws. All property owners at Mt Cardrona Station must become members of the Owners Association. The Owners Association is a not-for-profit entity, with activities governed by its constitution, and the budget is set annually by a committee comprised of its members.

Mt Cardrona Station will be progressively developed and is expected to be constructed over the next decade. Stage 1 will include three releases expected to be sold over the next three years (subject to market demand and timing). For more information, please see the Development Roadmap section of our brochure, which you can download from our website.

To ensure consideration is given to market demands and building capacity, the central facilities at Mt Cardrona Station will be developed in stages.

The first stage is currently under construction and includes the members-only Club Room, gym and workout spaces, outdoor hot pools, shared workspaces and meeting hubs as well as the first 15km of the hiking and biking trails.

Mt Cardrona Station is owned by Mt Cardrona Station Limited. More details of owners and directors are available in the About section of the website.

Buying at Mt Cardrona Station

All lots are freehold land.

A 10% deposit is required upon satisfaction of a purchaser's due diligence investigations, with the balance payable upon settlement when the new certificate of title for the property has issued, which is expected to be October 2023.

The expected timeline for delivery of the release one titles is October 2023.

Please contact our agent, Myles Green, at New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty on [email protected]  or +64 27 277 6656.

Yes. Mt Cardrona Station Resort Limited has a visitor accommodation service where it can advertise and book your home when you aren’t using it (terms and conditions apply). Reception services include welcoming guests to your property and providing you with a monthly statement of your rental account. Short stay accommodation of less than 6 months must be managed through Mt Cardrona Station Resort Limited.

Yes. In accordance with the bylaws, approval of the Design Review Board for any house design is required prior to Resource and Building Consent being lodged.

Yes. Chorus fibre will be run to all sections allowing ultra-fast broadband to residences.

Yes, each property will pay local and regional council rates in addition to the amounts payable under the Owners Association’s rules and bylaws.  

The land is classified as ‘non sensitive under the Overseas Investment Act’ and is therefore open to purchase to New Zealand, Australian and Singaporean Citizens. 


Living at Mt Cardrona Station

Construction of The Adventure Centre will happen as part of the first release of Stage 1 and will include a gym and workout space, three in-ground hot pools and The Club Room. The Club Room is a members-only room for meeting and connecting après ski or biking. In the second release of Stage 1, a swimming pool will also form part of the Adventure Centre. A tennis court and children’s playground will be built on the station. Once completed, thirty kilometres of hiking and biking trails will be a key feature of the recreational facilities at Mt Cardrona Station and will allow hikers and bikers of all levels access to the 400-hectares station.

The Homestead will be built as part of the second release of Stage 1 and will comprise an all-day restaurant and shared workspaces and meeting rooms.

All owners and their immediate family members will automatically become members of The Station Club and will pay an annual membership fee.

Following the first release of Stage 1, The Station Club gives you managed access to 15 kilometres of tracks and trails, complimentary access to the gym, workout spaces and hot pools, as well as exclusive use of The Club Room. The Station Club also gives you access to on-site property management services and a visitor accommodation management service (charges and terms apply).

Yes, pets are allowed but they must conform to the Owners Association bylaws. The intention of the bylaws is to protect the natural environment and surrounding properties.

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