Cardrona Alpine Resort is announcing two new transport services for the upcoming 2016 winter season – a return bus service from central Wanaka and a return shuttle from the new Pine Trees car park towards the bottom of the Cardrona mountain road.
In addition to the new 200 space car park at the base of Valley View Quad, a 150 space car park at the 1km mark on the Cardrona mountain road will be constructed for the 2016 winter season. The new “Pine Trees” car park will also offer parking for buses and campervans.
A return shuttle service will operate regularly throughout the day from the Pine Trees car park up to the resort’s base. The service will be NZ$10 per person and tickets will be available to purchase with cash or Eftpos at the point of departure. The shuttle will operate on a weather-dependent basis.
Cardrona’s new Wanaka transport service will pick guests up from local hotels and Cardrona Corner in central Wanaka before heading up the mountain. The return service will cost NZ$35 for adults and NZ$28 for children. The scheduled pick-up points are:
- Wyndham Resort: 7.50am
- Edgewater Resort: 8am
- Cardrona Corner (20 Helwick Street): 8.15am
- Oakridge Resort: 8.20am
The bus will arrive on the mountain at around 9am and depart in the afternoon at 4.15pm. The return journey will drop guests off at the same spots as the pick-ups, in reverse order.
“We’re very excited about our new car parks, shuttles and transport options for this winter,” says Cardrona’s General Manager Bridget Legnavsky. “It’s all about a relaxed journey up the mountain for our guests, from the beginning of their journey right to the Base buildings. We’re dedicated to getting everyone on snow faster!”