Locations

  • Southern Alps

    Southern Alps
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  • Southern Alps

    Southern Alps
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Summer Touring Location

 

Alexandra located approximately 55 minutes from Queenstown and Wanaka is set amongst rugged landscapes and amongst some of New Zealand’s largest Dams.

“The Pines” 

“The Pines” is the name given to the forestry block located on the northern side of Alexandra on the western side of SH8 (Alexandra to Cromwell Rd).  The entrance is approximately 2.5km from the information centre set in Pioneer Park in central Alexandra.  It is signposted with a large “Sled Dog Tours” Sign on the western side of the road.

Summer Tour

By Car from Queenstown

55 minutes (90km) – Follow SH6 out of Queenstown for 6km towards Frankton.  From Frankton remain on SH6 for 53km’s turning right into Cromwell.  Drive 2.5 km through Cromwell and across the bridge turning right at the end towards Clyde/Alexandra.  Travel 28km passing Clyde to the forestry entrance on your right-hand side.  It will be signposted with a “Sled Dog Tours” sign.  The exit is not a major turn, it turns off the highway onto a dirt road. It is suitable for all types of vehicles.  From there follow the sign posts approximately 100m to the parking area.

Shuttles / Buses

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Summer Tour Sign

Facilities

There are no facilities on site, however Alexandra township centre is located 2.5km away.  Public toilets are located at the information centre in Pioneer Park.  There are no toilet facilities at the touring location.

Winter Touring Location

Winter Tours
Queenstown, known for being “the adventure capital of the world”, provides something for everyone.  Set within the Southern Alps its scenery alone is worth the visit.  It’s the doorway to a playground for both the adventurous and those that just want to admire its beauty.

Our tours are run through the stunning trails provided by the Snow Farm, presenting a unique opportunity to run sled dogs through the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

UnderDog New Zealand’s sled dog tours are conveniently located only 70 minutes from Queenstown and 45 from Wanaka along the Crown Range Road, which links the two towns through the Cardona Valley. The small community of Cardona is the location of the historic Cardona Hotel, one of NZ’s oldest. A couple of kilometers north is the access road to the Snow Farm set high in the Pisa Range.

The Crown Range road is New Zealand’s highest main road. The road’s elevation can result in driving conditions becoming adverse at times, as can the climb up to Pisa Range to the Snow Farm.  If driving, ensure that you are adequately prepared for the conditions.

By Car from Wanaka

40 minutes (33km) – Follow the Cardrona Valley Road / Crown Range Road towards Queenstown and Cardrona.  The Snow Farm access road is located on the left side about 200m from the turn off to Cardrona Alpine Resort. The access road is 13km to the Lodge on a well maintained non sealed road.  Please carry chains as weather can change rapidly.

By Car from Queenstown

75 minutes (57km) – Follow SH6 out of Queenstown and take the left turn onto the Crown Range Road towards Cardrona township.  The Snow Farm access road is located on the right side of the road approximately 2km past Cardrona township. The access road is 13km to the Lodge on a well maintained non sealed road.  Please carry chains as weather can change rapidly.

Shuttles / Flights

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Facilities

The Lodge provides accommodation, gym and sauna as well as conference facilities. It has a fully serviced bar and restaurant and has public toilet facilities.