The Cardrona Horse Riding & 4×4 ATV’s Favourite Local Hot Spots: Discovering Distilleries, Historic Hotels, Alpine Thrills, and Luxurious Retreats

Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Cardrona, The Cardrona beckons adventure seekers and connoisseurs alike to explore the diverse offerings of this enchanting region. From premium spirit tastings to iconic hotels, luxury accommodations, and thrilling alpine adventures, Cardrona unveils a tapestry of experiences waiting to be discovered.

At the heart of this exploration is the Cardrona Distillery – a haven for enthusiasts seeking the perfect blend of premium spirits, exceptional food, and masterfully crafted cocktails. After an adrenaline-pumping quad-biking adventure, indulge in the artistry of spirit tastings and immersive tours. The Cardrona Distillery ( invites you to savour the fruits of their labour, promising an unforgettable post-adventure treat.

For a taste of history intertwined with warm southern hospitality, the Cardrona Hotel stands as a testament to Cardrona’s rich heritage. Built during the 1860s gold rush, this iconic hotel ( welcomes guests with open arms. Imagine riding your horse to this historic establishment, an experience made possible through The Cardrona Horse Treks. Embrace the charm of a bygone era as you enjoy family-friendly hospitality in a setting that breathes life into the tales of yesteryears.

Seeking a retreat into luxury? Waiorau Homestead ( beckons with its award-winning accommodations nestled in the picturesque Cardrona Valley. Immerse yourself in opulence surrounded by stunning landscapes, and let the tranquillity of Waiorau Homestead elevate your Cardrona experience.

Cardrona’s allure extends beyond historic charm to thrilling alpine adventures. The world-renowned Cardrona Alpine Resort ( offers a playground for adrenaline enthusiasts. Whether hurtling down snowy slopes in winter, navigating downhill mountain biking trails, or experiencing the rush of carting in summer, Cardrona Alpine Resort promises an exhilarating escapade for all seasons.

For those captivated by the serene beauty of winter landscapes, Snow Farm ( stands as New Zealand’s only cross-country ski area. With meticulously groomed trails, it invites both novices and seasoned skiers to revel in the beauty of snow-covered expanses.

Embark on a journey through Cardrona’s diverse offerings, where each spot reveals a unique facet of this enchanting region. Join The Cardrona in an area where history, luxury, adventure, and natural beauty converge to create an unparalleled tapestry of memories.

Contact The Cardrona

+64 3 443 1228

Contact Phillip Quay

027 458 7724