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The Remarkables Tours

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The Remarkables
Looming over nearby Queenstown, the Remarkables are a formidable mountain range and one of New Zealand’s most popular ski fields. The Remarkables Ski Area has a wide range of exciting slopes and runs for skiers and snowboarders people of all ages and skill levels. Warm weather sees adventure here too, with hiking and biking trails galore.
 
The Basics

The Remarkables, which dominate the landscape of southwest Otago, offer outdoor experiences for the whole family. The Remarkables Ski Area has a range of beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert slopes, as well as the Kea Club—a group lesson program for kids and young people. The Lake Alta Track, starting behind the ski area buildings, is a popular destination, and was a filming location for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
 
Arrive independently or book a tour that includes round-trip transportation from Queensland. You can also get a bird’s-eye view of the range by helicopter or gondola.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Remarkables are a must for adventure seekers and outdoors lovers.
  • You can rent recreational and performance gear from the ski area’s base building.
  • The Remarkables Snow Shop offers ski gear, souvenirs, and medical supplies.
  • The ski area’s base building has three cafés and restaurants, and you can après-ski on the mountain at the Ice Bar, at Curvey Basin Junction.
 
How to Get There

The Remarkables is a short drive east of Queenstown, around Lake Wakatipu and down State Highway 6. Parking lots are available down the mountain; a free shuttle takes you to and from the ski area. Alternatively, book a seat on the Ski Area’s Snowline Express bus, which leaves every 20 minutes from Queenstown’s Snow Centre on Duke Street or picks you up from your hotel.
 
When to Get There
Ski season at the Remarkables typically runs from mid-winter to mid-spring, but specific dates depend on the climate each year. Keep an eye out for the field’s announcements and schedule. A particularly festive time to visit is during the annual Queenstown Winter Festival, a mid-winter celebration held in the mountains and in the city.
 
Hiking and Biking Trails
The Remarkables aren’t just for snow bunnies. Hikers also get a lot out of these mountains, with a series of challenging daylong tracks scattered throughout the area, across bluffs, and through gorges. You can also break out the mountain bike on a number of these tracks.
Address: The Devil's Staircase, 9793, New Zealand
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from QueenstownPrivate and Luxury

20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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Discover the best views of Queenstown from 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) on a 20-minute helicopter tour. Look down upon vast Lake Wakatipu and make an Alpine landing in the Remarkables Range, with Coronet Peak and Cecil Peak in the distance. It's a sensational photo opportunity. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 20 minutes
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from QueenstownNature and Wildlife

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Head to the western shore, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Million Dollar CruiseDay Cruises

Million Dollar Cruise

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ski Transfer To Remarkables Ski Area (Round Trip)Winter Sports

Ski Transfer To Remarkables Ski Area (Round Trip)

Ski and ride The Remarkables Ski Area with convenient, round-trip transport from Queenstown by minibus during the snowy season of June through October. With 25 hotel pickup locations in Queenstown, you’ll be whisked straight from the city to 951 acres (385 ha.) of skiable terrain, then meet a driver for the return trip to Queenstown after a day on the slopes.
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  • 1 hour
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Remarkables Mountain Range Helicopter Flight from QueenstownNature and Wildlife

Remarkables Mountain Range Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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Soar to new heights on a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing in the Remarkables, a mountain range that dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. Hover up close to the eponymous peaks and land 5,046 feet (1,538 meters) above Lake Wakatipu with unparalleled views stretching all the way to the Southern Alps. Your six-passenger helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 20 minutes
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Private Ski Transfer to The Remarkables Ski FieldWinter Sports

Private Ski Transfer to The Remarkables Ski Field

Ensure a great day in the Remarkables Ski Field with this private transfer service from Queenstown. Travel in style with private transportation suited to your group's size, such as a 4-wheel drive Land Cruiser or larger vehicle. Assistance with equipment rental, timing, and activities is also available.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Hike the Backcountry with Lunch by Queenstown HikesHiking

Hike the Backcountry with Lunch by Queenstown Hikes

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Start the day with a complimentary pickup and scenic drive through Queenstown to the trail. Our back country hike is no more than a 20-minute drive from town and your entire adventure will take around 4-5 hours from pickup to drop off. Grab your camera, breathe in the fresh air and prepare to embark on an epic journey through nature with little or no one in sight. Hike at a pace comfortable for you with plenty of breaks to take in the views and snap some great pictures. Your local friendly guide will highlight significant local history, flora, fauna, and landscape unique to the area. Be wowed by magnificent views throughout your adventure ensuring any picture is Instagram worthy. All that walking and exploring can make you hungry, so enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and breathtaking views during your hike. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to Queenstown.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Snowplay Tour from QueenstownWinter Sports

Snowplay Tour from Queenstown

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Explore Queenstown on a wintertime snowshoe hike, suitable for beginners and experts. An experienced guide offers instructional tips during an orientation session, then leads you at a leisurely pace through this alpine environment. Stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy coffee and cookies and snap photos of the exquisite South Island scenery. Snowshoe equipment and round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 4 hours
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12-Day Snow Odyssey TourMulti-day Tours

12-Day Snow Odyssey Tour

This is the ultimate snow holiday for the ultimate powder hound! Visiting 11 mountains over 12 days, you’ll sample New Zealand’s most popular ski fields before heading off the beaten track to lesser known club fields loved by locals and pros alike. Highlights include: Porters ski field – an off-piste heaven with one of the largest vertical drops in New Zealand; Craigieburn – a best-kept-secret amongst locals with wide open powder bowls and lofty narrow shoots; and ever-popular Queenstown – packed with more adrenaline-pumping activities than there are hours in the day to enjoy them. The Snow Odyssey is a combination of our Snow Safari and Snow Explorer tours and is best suited for intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders as you’ll be using nutcrackers and rope tows to climb a handful of the slopes. Never heard of a nutcracker? Don’t let this put you off! Most people adjust to using these tools after just a couple of runs and our guides are on hand to help.
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20 minute Queenstown Scenic FlightAir Tours

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20 minute Queenstown Scenic Flight

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View the spectacular sights of Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin from above, aboard this 20 minute scenic flight.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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