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Mountain Carting & Return Transport Ex Queenstown - Cardrona Alpine Resort

Satisfy your thirst for adrenaline at Cardrona with an epic Mountain Carting session, including a convenient return transfer from Queenstown!


  • Blaze the trails by mountain cart at Cardrona!
  • Explore the mountain your way on a trail that suits your level
  • All carts are alpine specialised for performance, comfort and safety
  • Convenient, stress free return transfers from Queenstown included
  • The ultimate thrill and adventure - no experience needed
  • Voted the coolest thing to do in New Zealand by Stuff News!

Jump on-board a convenient transfer from Queenstown to Cardrona and prepare to experience the thrilling new adventure activity - Mountain Carting!

Feel the rush of excitement and adrenaline as you navigate down the mountain trails behind the wheel of a German engineered cart, specifically alpine specialised for performance, comfort, and safety. Some of the features include:

  • Low centre of gravity and wide wheelbase enabling high stability
  • Hydraulic disc brakes ensuring security even on steeper tracks
  • Ergonomic design allowing for a relaxed and comfortable sitting position
  • High-quality aluminum construction making for easy handling

    There are various levels of mountain tracks available which are all lift-accessed, meaning you can explore the mountain your own way!

    No experience is needed for this epic adventure - just being a big smile and your sense of fun!

    Per Person $150.00

    What's included

    • All necessary equipment
    • 2 Hour lift pass
    • Return transport from Queenstown


    • Approximately 2 hours for the mountain carting


    • 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.


    • Transport pick up and drop off is outside the Go Orange store on 37 Camp Street: Morning session - Duration 5.5 hours. Depart Queenstown 8.15am. Arrive back in Queenstown 2.45pm.

      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
    • 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 is situated at 1670m in an alpine environment. It is always a few degrees colder than in town so please dress accordingly with a few extra layers. Closed-toed shoes are essential for everyone taking part in carting.

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

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

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    Nicolas Charron from Canada wrote on 26 January 2020

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    Great fun to drift your way downhill, pushing the limits and giving a good amount of adrenaline when going fast enough!

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    Martin from New Zealand wrote on 06 March 2020

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    Best thing i have done in years. Oneword. AWESOME. thanks everyone

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    Carrie from Australia wrote on 25 January 2020

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    amazing fun

    We loved the whole experience and would highly recommend it. We were a party of 3 teenagers and Mum and it was great for all of us. The journey up the mountain was beautiful, and the karting was very well organised. The runs were literally the length of ski runs and there were 3 to choose from which were all great. So much fun and we would all love to return to try the Mountain Biking:)

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    Edward Levy from United Kingdom wrote on 19 January 2020

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    Great morning adventure

    After a really picturesque bus ride to Cardrona and fun 2 hours carting. If you go off the track it's not too painful either. Good BBQ and coffee available there too.

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