The days are warmer and the evenings lighter, the smell of flowers and grass is in the air and with this comes the season of Spring! 


Along with these changes is a list of things to do that take on a whole new light this time of year.  Whether you have a few hours free, want to get in touch with nature or would like to get away from it all the activities below originate from our Head Concierge, Laurens Killian, who has a passion for creating memorable moments!

Winter isn’t over!  Well not officially according to Cardrona till 20th October.  Get your t-shirt and sunnies ready for some fantastic spring activities at Cardrona.  With reduced rates and transport from Millbrook’s reception there is plenty of snow fun to be had! 
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Spring is the time to see the new born lambs!  You can drive along the scenic Devil’s Staircase and visit a local farm to get up close with the new born animals: lambs, puppies, cows, piglets and alpacas, just to name a few, you will get that Insta-worthy photo.  If you have a little more time available you can take a tour in combination with cruise on Lake Wakatipu towards Mt Nicholas or Walter Peak.

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Are you wanting to get away from it all?  You can’t look past Minaret Station, a premium alpine experience.  Enjoy luxurious high-country hospitality by dining at Minaret Station’s ‘Mountain Kitchen’, set at the head of a picturesque glacial valley within the untouched landscapes and beauty of the Southern Alps, access only by helicopter, this experience is really a one of a kind and gets you off the beaten track.

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Are you travelling with children in tow?  If so, the Kiwi Birdlife Park is a memorable experience for the whole family.  Learn about the native flora and fauna on your interactive audio guided walk thru the park or sit back and enjoy the conservation show with a variety of different animals.  This spring there is a newly built kiwi enclosure with much more room for the kiwi’s and a variety of viewing options.

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Are you getting fit for summer?  Then why not hire a bike from Millbrook Resort and explore the greater Wakatipu basin.  Not only are there standard bikes available but there are also E-bikes for those of us that need a gentle helping hand.  With the ever-expanding trail network there is something for the experienced rider or the group that are wanting to taste the local vintages and make an afternoon of it.

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If you would like to experience any of the above activities for yourself our Concierge team will be able to prepare an itinerary for you.  Contact them on +64 (03) 441 7034 or