Queenstown to Cromwell to Wanaka
If you're in the Queenstown area and you have visited our friendly folks at Campervan Village, then head off to the region of Wanaka and the Cardrona Valley, an area offering spectacular alpine views blended with stunning lakes.
Getting there from Queenstown...Via Cardrona
Via Cardrona, follow State Highway 6 to Arrow Junction and turn left on the Crown Range Rd 67 km. Via Cromwell, stay on SH 6 until Wanaka for 112 km. Suggested trip duration: 2 Days
Take Note: If you are driving between May and September, be sure you are carrying chains as the conditions can become slippery.
There are two routes from Queenstown to Wanaka. Firstly, via Cromwell, secondly via the Cardrona Valley. If you want a breathtaking path with massive views over the highest main road in New Zealand, drive along the Crown Range in Cardrona Valley. If you want a quicker route, so you’ve got a bit more time to visit some of the settlements in the region, then drive via Cromwell. Once you’ve arrived in Wanaka, there's plenty to do for the thrill seeker in you - with its two lakes and the Mount Aspiring National Park, there is enough adventure to suit all tastes. You can ski in the largest skiable terrain in Australasia, hike for days in the National Park and, personally my favourite, go on a kayak trip or a paddle boarding trip on Lake Wanaka or Lake Hawea. Finally, do not forget to have a look and take a picture of that Wanaka Tree, a magical lonely tree, located on the lake.
Did You Know?Campervan Village in Christchurch has a fleet of Campervans for hire, perfect for exploring Queenstown and New Zealand! We've got 2 great locations across New Zealand, so give us a call and book your campervan today: 0800 445 981.
Other Information:Getting There:
Via Cardrona, follow State Highway 6 to Arrow Junction and turn left on the Crown Range Rd 67 km. Via Cromwell, stay on SH 6 until Wanaka for 112 km. Remember!
If you have a day or 2 left, be sure to take a wander around Queenstown - this city is a summer-adventure-junky wonderland and in winter – a snow-lovers paradise!
There are two Conservation Campsites located 30-50km from Wanaka - Boundary Creek Campsite and Kidds Bush Campsite. Private campgrounds are available from $40 to $55 per night.