Feel On Top Of The World & Explore The Crown Range

Feel on top of the world with our Cardrona, Chondola, Distillery Sightseeing tour – enjoy a ride to 1894m high, take in the views and breath that mountain fresh air!

The full day trip gives you and your family a little bit of everything. The scenic hour and 15 minute drive over the crown range up to the Cardrona Resort is jaw dropping. Then to get that much higher, you’ve got a couple hours to ride the Chondola and have hike so high, you’ll basically be in clouds! If you are a thill seeker, we highly recommend you try the drift carting! Once you’ve had your exercise for the day, we head back down the valley to get our hands dirty! At the artisan Cardrona Distillery we’ll spend the next 75-90 minutes learning the entire spirit making process from grain to glass – milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation! Samples are of course included. Last stop will be one of New Zealands oldest and most iconic hotels – The Cardrona Hotel! With it’s award winning restaurant and legendary beer garden it is a must see on route home back to Queenstown. You’ll have an hour here to enjoy tasty food, and refreshing beverages!


  • 9:00am Depart Queenstown from the Cardrona shop on Camp Street

  • 10:15 am Arrive at the Cardrona Mountain Resort – Free time to take the Chondola, hike and explore the mountain tops

  • 1:15pm – Depart Cardrona resort and head down the valley

  • 1:45pm – Arrive at the Distillery

  • 2:00pm – 75-90 minute Distillery Tour and tasting

  • 3:45pm – Depart the Distillery

  • 3:50 – Arrive at the Cardrona Hotel

  • 4:50 – Depart the Cardrona Hotel and head back to Queenstown

  • 6:00pm – Arrive back to Queenstown.

What to bring?

  • Comfy Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Picnic (the cafe’s do sell food as well)
  • Camera
  • and a smile!

Important Notice – This tour is recommended for all ages, if you do not enjoy hiking, however want to take in the views, it is not mandatory to go for a hike. The Cardrona Resort has a beautiful cafe to sit and relax!

Adults $189 / Per Person | Children up to 14yrs. $115

What’s included:

  • Comfortable forward facing transport

  • Local knowledgeable guide and stunning scenery to photograph

  • Chondola lift pass

  • Distillery Tour and tasting

  • Beverage of your choice at the Cardrona Hotel

Pickup locations Queenstown

  • Bike shops in town (You will be informed after booking)
  • Pick up at your accommodation can be arranged with an email inquiry
  • After your bike & sight ride is over, our support van collects you at Fork and Tap Pub in Arrowtown

Extras On Offer

  • Get a bit more extreme and spend 2 hours carting on the mountain – $65

Departure Times

  • 9am – Thursdays & Sundays from the Cardrona Shop in Central Queenstown, on Camp Street
  • If you would like to book in another day, please send an inquiry for availability.

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