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Mountain Carting - 2 Hours - Cardrona Alpine Resort

Jump on a mountain cart and blaze the trails at Cardrona - the perfect adrenaline fuel for any thrill seeker!


  • Voted the coolest thing to do in New Zealand by Stuff News!
  • Explore Cardrona by mountain cart - the newest adventure for thrill seekers
  • Soak up epic views as you discover the mountain your own way
  • Selection of carting tracks available which are suitable for all levels
  • No experience needed - just a sense of adventure!

The newest adventure at Cardrona is perfect for the adrenaline-fuelled thrill seeker. Head down the mountain trails on a top of the line mountain cart, no experience needed - just a big smile and your sense of fun!

There are lift-accessed carting tracks for all levels so you can explore the mountain your way!

Our German engineered carts are alpine specialised for performance, comfort and safety.

The low centre of gravity and wide wheelbase enables high stability

Hydraulic disc brakes mean security even on steeper tracks

Ergonomic design allows for a relaxed and comfortable sitting position

High-quality aluminium construction makes for easy handling

Adult $130.00 (Includes Chairlift)
Child $75.00 (14 years and under)

What's included

  • 3 Wheeled mountain cart
  • Safety gear
  • Access to lifts


  • Approximately 2 hours for the mountain carting


  • Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona (a 58km scenic drive from Queenstown over the Crown Range). We are off the main highway up a 13km gravel road.


  • Minimum height restriction for single Mountain Cart drivers is 100cm. Kids under 100cm can ride tandem with an adult for no extra charge. Maximum weight for mountain carts is 110kg. Minimum age to ride a mountain cart alone is 8yrs, minimum 12 years to ride unaccompanied.

    NZs only mountain cart experience is situated at 1670m in an alpine environment. It is always a few degrees cooler than in town so please dress accordingly with a few extra layers. Closed-toed shoes are essential for everyone taking part in carting.

    Cart sizes are based on drivers height - you will be asked to select the applicable cart size on your way to check out.

    Extra Small: 100 - 120cm

    Small: 120 - 165cm

    Medium: 155 - 180cm

    Large: 170 - 195cm

    Xtra Large: 180 - 210cm

    Food and beverage facilities are available on site, or book a table at Mezz for dinner.

    Operating Hours: Cardrona is open daily from December 13, 2020 April 5, 2021 (closed Christmas Day).

    Regular Season: 10am 4pm (late night Fridays open till 8pm). McDougall's Chondola and Whitestar Express running daily (weather dependent).

    Peak Season: Dec 26, 2020 - January 31, 2021 10am 6pm (late night Fridays open till 8pm). McDougall's Chondola and Whitestar Express running daily (weather dependent).

    Check in: Please check in 30 minutes prior to your booked time for briefing.


  • Price includes chairlift. Lift operation subject to weather. DISCOUNT TICKETS STRICTLY NON TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE. .

Available Bookings from April 19 to April 25

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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alex from New Zealand wrote on 18 December 2020


I thought this experience was awesome

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bexw from New Zealand wrote on 21 March 2020

Epic - carts, tracks, views, service!! Do it!

First time for me at Cardrona out of the Winter season and I loved it! This is The Luge on steroids! So much fun - do it :-) I love Cardrona, looking forward to having a go on our bikes - we’ll be back!

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Chanel Barrow from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2020


My partner and I decided we’d try something new and were SO GLAD we did. It’s definitely different but so worth it and much better than the luge. All round this was such an awesome activity and we’ll definitely do it again.

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ceciliag1 from Indonesia wrote on 04 March 2020

Cadrona alpine resort carting experience

Cadrona mountain carting was the best! Although the trip to the top was kinda scary due to heavy fog but was well worth it! The tracks was dusty..slopey..and filled with 100% adrenaline rush, totally funtastic! The view too was sooo breathtaking. Thanks to ellen n alex they were wonderfully helpful ??. Will come back with friends defo!

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Peter from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2020


Soooooo much fun, the best activity we have done in a long time!

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