Four hundred hectares of Cardrona high country, a 30-kilometre network of hiking and biking trails and Cardrona Alpine Resort on your doorstep.
Your home to roam
Set on a spectacular plateau in the Cardrona Valley, Mt Cardrona Station provides easy access to an adventurous lifestyle. The access road to Cardrona Alpine Resort borders Mt Cardrona Station, and close by Soho Basin and Snow Farm offer even more snow sports options.
Within the 400-hectare station itself, 30 kilometres of track and trails wind their way through the terrain. Open for walking, hiking and mountain biking of all levels, the trail network will open up this incredible area which, for many decades, has been private land.
Opportunities to live and stay so close to ski fields are rare in New Zealand. Mt Cardrona Station residents have one of the country’s most popular ski areas on their doorstep.
With the recent addition of the Soho Ski Area, Cardrona Alpine Resort is set to offer a staggering variety and range of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Winter 2021 will see the opening of an extra 65 hectares of skiable terrain at Willow’s Basin in the Soho Ski Area with further expansion into the Soho Basin over coming years which is expected to offer more than 900 hectares of terrain.
On the other side of the valley, Snow Farm offers 55 kilometres of cross-country skiing to tempt first-timers or hard-core Nordic ski enthusiasts. Treble Cone is slightly further afield, a 50-minute drive from Cardrona.
Past owners have treasured and protected this remarkable location. As a resident at Mt Cardrona Station, we invite you to share in the guardianship of this land, its history and ecology. Kaitiakitanga is a guiding principle for all of us at the station and ensures care for the area’s precious land, rivers and identity now and for future generations.
The creation of a premium network of biking and hiking trails within Mt Cardrona Station adds yet another asset to the Cardrona Valley’s line-up of exhilarating outdoor adventures.
Mt Cardrona Station’s trail network will consist of gentle loop tracks close to the village and steeper routes accessing old farm tracks and water races for the more adventurous. Tracks range from short half-hour walks or bike rides to longer adventures by bike or on foot making this an incredible addition to life on the station.
Adventures beyond the station
Around here, there is always an excuse to get out for adventures and exploration. Across the valley from Mt Cardrona Station, Tuhoy’s Gully provides access to the Pisa Conservation Area for hiking and biking trails and backcountry huts. The Roaring Meg Pack Track is also accessible from Tuhoy’s Gully, which traverses from the Cardrona Valley all the way to Roaring Meg off SH6 in the Kawarau Gorge. Not far from Mt Cardrona Station, Cardrona Distillery is fast establishing itself as a world-class producer of single malt whiskies, gin and liqueurs. No trip to Cardrona is complete without a visit to the iconic and historic Cardrona Hotel. The hotel is the area’s strongest connection with its colourful gold rush past as well as being one of the most popular garden bars in the district.
Drive times from Mt Cardrona Station
Mt Cardrona Station history
Over the years, Mt Cardrona Station has passed through the hands of a small handful of custodians.
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