Skiing around Queenstown: In search of gullies at Treble Cone in Wanaka

Skiing around Queenstown: In search of gullies at Treble Cone in Wanaka

Located close to the town of Wanaka in New Zealand is the ski resort of Treble Cone. This ski area has received favourable reviews from fellow skiers and is considered to have one of the largest skiable terrain in the South Island, along with the highest vertical rise. Vertical rise could generally mean steeper terrains [...]

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My Experience Staying with Air BNB

My Experience Staying with Air BNB

I have always wanted to try Air BNB since I enjoy using Uber and find it a great way to connect with people living in a foreign country where I visit. For those who do not know about Air BNB yet, it basically links travellers with locals who rent out their properties and the unique [...]

Skiing around Queenstown: Fun down under at Cardrona Alpine Resort

Skiing around Queenstown:  Fun down under at Cardrona Alpine Resort

Along the way between Queenstown and Wanaka lies the ski resort of Cardrona, which is considered one of the largest in New Zealand. Not only that, it is perhaps one of the few ski resorts with a gondola. Amongst the 4 ski resorts I visited while in the Otago region, Cardrona was the one with [...]

Skiing around Queenstown: Introduction to NZ skiing at Coronet Peak Ski Resort

Skiing around Queenstown: Introduction to NZ skiing at Coronet Peak Ski Resort

Queenstown is a great city for skiers to stay at since it is very close by to several ski resorts including Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona. The first 2 are managed and owned by the same company, meaning skiers can buy multi-day tickets for both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Their proximity to Queenstown [...]

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown – a Hotel Review

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown – a Hotel Review

Queenstown has a cyclical tourism market with a popular summer months between December and January where hotel rates usually peak with the great weather. During the quieter winter months, most properties have special offers to attract customers and mainly skiers. Initially I was considering staying in a hotel located closer to town. However with a [...]