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Mountain Carting - 2 Hours - Cardrona Alpine Resort

Jump on a mountain cart and blaze the trails at Cardrona - the perfect adrenaline fuel for any thrill seeker!

Highlights

  • Voted the coolest thing to do in New Zealand by Stuff News!
  • Explore Cardrona by mountain cart - the newest adventure for thrill seekers
  • Soak up epic views as you discover the mountain your own way
  • Selection of carting tracks available which are suitable for all levels
  • No experience needed - just a sense of adventure!

The newest adventure at Cardrona is perfect for the adrenaline-fuelled thrill seeker. Head down the mountain trails on a top of the line mountain cart, no experience needed - just a big smile and your sense of fun!

There are lift-accessed carting tracks for all levels so you can explore the mountain your way!

Our German engineered carts are alpine specialised for performance, comfort and safety.

  • The low centre of gravity and wide wheelbase enables high stability
  • Hydraulic disc brakes mean security even on steeper tracks
  • Ergonomic design allows for a relaxed and comfortable sitting position
  • High-quality aluminium construction makes for easy handling
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    Per Person $120.00 (Includes Chairlift)

    What's included

    • 3 Wheeled mountain cart
    • Safety gear
    • Access to lifts

    Duration

    • Approximately 2 hours for the mountain carting

    Location

    • Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona (a 58km scenic drive from Queenstown over the Crown Range). We are off the main highway up a 13km gravel road.

    Notes

    • Minimum height restriction for single Mountain Cart drivers is 100cm. Kids under 100cm can ride tandem with an adult for no extra charge. Maximum weight for mountain carts is 120kg. Minimum age to ride a mountain cart alone is 8yrs, minimum 12 years to ride unaccompanied.

      NZ’s only mountain cart experience is situated at 1670m in an alpine environment. It is always a few degrees cooler than in town so please dress accordingly with a few extra layers. Closed-toed shoes are essential for everyone taking part in carting.

       

      Cart sizes are based on driver’s height - you will be asked to select the applicable cart size on your way to check out.

      Extra Small: 100 - 120cm

      Small: 120 - 165cm

      Medium: 155 - 180cm

      Large: 170 - 195cm

      Xtra Large: 180 - 210cm

       

      Food and beverage facilities are available on site, or book a table at Mezz for dinner.

       

      Operating Hours: Cardrona is open daily from December 7, 2019 – March 29, 2020 (closed Christmas Day).

      Early Season: Dec 7 - Dec 24, lifts operate daily from 10am - 4pm and 10am - 8pm on Fridays.

      Peak season: December 28 – February 2. Lifts operate daily from 10am - 4pm and 10am - 8pm on Fridays.

      Late Season: Feb 3 - Mar 29, lifts operate daily from 10am - 4pm and 10am - 8pm on Fridays.

       

      Check in: Please check in 30 minutes prior to your booked time for briefing.

      DISCOUNT TICKETS STRICTLY NON TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE

       

    • Price includes chairlift. Lift operation subject to weather. DISCOUNT TICKETS STRICTLY NON TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE.

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Alfred from New Zealand wrote on 06 April 2019

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    Amazzzzzing

    Absolutely loved this. Long drive up a hectic gravel road which I enjoyed too but will be scary for some. I would rather do this than the luge.

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    Ayla from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2019

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    Soooo dope!!

    Me and my man decided to give this a go for our first anniversary. We knew we were in for a good time, but just how much fun we had, had us buzzin! Will definitely be back. Thanks team :)

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    Karen from Australia wrote on 23 December 2019

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    Fun for everyone

    Great family activity that our 3yr old could join in with. Fantastic views as well. Very friendly staff. Easy to operate cart and you can go at your own pace. Would be good if briefing started earlier so you can get the full 2 hrs on the cart. Bring gloves for hands. It got very chilly towards the end. Cafe has very expensive hot chocolate but delicious. Would do it again.

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    Casey from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2019

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    Mixed

    Honestly, hard to review. The experience itself - 5 stars. The service, 1 Star. The carting was awesome, so much fun. However, the service was pretty bad. We got told we arrived too early - and then proceeded to wait through our briefing that went well past our actual starting time. We got to the top of the mountain half an hour after our actual starting time, then stood there for a further ten minutes waiting for our carts to arrive at the top, starting on our first run down forty minutes through a two hour session. Mountain bikers clearly took priority and the carters spent a lot of time just stood there, twiddling their thumbs waiting. Awesome experience, yes, but certainly won’t be going again.

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    Simon Moore from New Zealand wrote on 27 March 2019

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    Awesome Cardrona Carts

    So good you'll be counting the days before you get up there again!

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