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The Carver in New Zealand

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Thrive Adventures

  • Locations

    Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Adventure, Skiing

  • Price
    $3499 USD per person
  • Duration

    13 days in New Zealand + travel time

  • Starting Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Price Includes

    • Accommodation • Transportation • Maori Feast & Cultural Experience • Helipark Pass and 1st Run • Lift Tickets at Ohau, Treble Cone, and Club Field • Gondola & Luge • Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 9 Dinners • Fully Guided Trip


  • Skyline Gondola & Luge: Ride to the top of the gondola at Bob’s Peak in view of The Remarkables Mountain Range, Lake Wakatipu, and a sky full of hang gliders… then race your companions down the winding path of the Skyline Luge. Ready… set… luuuuuuge!
  • HeliPark Pass & 1st Run: Heli-accessed freeriding, yet another world first for NZ. Be dropped on one or multiple of 5 peaks and spend the day riding fresh powder, wide opened bowls and rock drops! Another check off your bucket list, Adrenaline packed Heli-skiing in NZ. Its like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
  • Lift Tickets at Ohau, Treble Cone & Club Field: From the grandest to the most rugged, the friendliest to most scenic, each of these terrain parks has it’s own spectacular personality. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it here.
  • Maori Feast & Cultural Experience - Savor a traditional feast and spend an evening learning the unique culture, dance, and tribal traditions of New Zealand’s native Maori.


Trip Info

Visit the glacier ravaged mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps on this Ski and Snowboard tour, The Carver. Escape to the slopeside lake vistas and untouched tracks like nowhere else on the planet, sure to satiate your craving for a joyride in the off-season! The New Zealand “Club Fields” are an experience in themselves with their backyard, small town feel. When you’re not heli-skiing in the most glorious terrain you can imagine, you’ll be savoring a traditional Maori feast, racing down the skyline luge, taking in the vibrant nightlife of “The Adventure Capital of the World”, Queenstown, NZ … and much more.

DAY 1: Christchurch & Maori Cultural Experience
Bask in the South Pacific sunshine, explore the city, and enjoy an evening of culture and festivities in the tradition of New Zealand’s native Maori

DAY 2-3: Mt Olympus and Craigieburn Valley
Spend these days exploring Mt Olympus, known as “the playground of the gods,” or braving the rugged terrain of Craigieburn Valley, known for its Middle Basin bowl and backcountry.

DAY 4-5: Ohau
Day 4: Enjoy a day of rest as we climb into the MacKenzie Highlands and settle for a comfortable night at Ohau Lodge.
Day 5: Ride the Ohau Snow Fields, home to the area’s ski racing academy, and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Ohau.

DAY 6-8: Queenstown & Milford Sound
Day 6-7: Explore the endless opportunities in the global hub that is Queenstown, with everything from spa treatments and horseback riding to white water rafting, skydiving, JetBoating, and the world’s 1st commercial bungy jumping sites, then ride to the top of the gondola for a gorgeous view and a race down the Skyline Luge.
Day 8: Enjoy an additional day in Queenstown or embark on an optional day trip to world-renowned natural wonder Milford Sound. An ocean cruise, vast fjords, seal colonies, and magnificent 300 ft waterfalls await you.

DAY 9: Wanaka
Travel to Lake Wanaka for stunning photo opportunities and time to wander this charming Kiwi town at the foot of the Southern Alps.

DAY 10: Treble Cone
With unrivalled views, the largest skiable area in NZ, and the longest vertical in the Southern Alps, Treble Cone has splendor and freedom all its own.

DAY 11: Methven
Relax your muscles and your mind with an evening in Methven, the picturesque premier snow sport town in New Zealand’s Canterbury country. Enjoy a solid night’s rest and store your adrenaline for the following day’s events.

DAY 12: HeliPark
Powder or chutes, bowls or rock drops, it’s your line to create and conquer. With 660 hectares of heli-accessed freeriding, this is an epic, unforgettable day.

DAY 13: Christchurch & Farewell Celebration
Dine, relax, and celebrate on our last night in New Zealand

DAY 13 + 1: Departure
Bid New Zealand a fond farewell and depart for home

Your adventure awaits!

Thrive Adventures

Thrive Adventures is an international adventure tour company founded on a deep respect and wonder for our natural world and a firm belief that an active, exploratory lifestyle contributes to both personal well-being and professional development. We seek to provide experiences that fuel your spirit and add to your life fulfillment. We don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all,” and your adventure will be both the best value for your funds and a personalized experience with memories to treasure for a lifetime. Your world is full of rare beauty and activities, and our aim is to show you those hidden secrets while other companies pass by in a tour bus. Don’t just live… Thrive!

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