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Snowshoeing Snow Play

Snowshoe Snow Play trip near Queenstown

An easy Snowshoe trip into a snowy gully where we enjoy million dollar views and get involved in the fun business of enjoying the snow.

Snowshoes allow you to walk across unbroken snow without sinking up to your waist. Its fun and easy.

An easy family experience with a short walk into a snowy gully on your Snowshoes.  Once there we have a range of fun activities based around play, shaping and using snow in all its forms.  This requires a low level of fitness and is a shorter 4 hour return trip to Queenstown with your choice of morning or afternoon departures.  The minimum Child age is 3 years.

This makes it perfect for families and customers keen for the snow but uninterested in going for a long walk. We build several fun snow features which you can take a turn at enlarging and maintaining. Snow caves, igloo, carved tables and animals all turn up through the season.


Spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountain and lake views

WALKING TIME: No more than 30 minutes

TRACK: Make our own!

WALKING DISTANCE: Less than a kilometer.  A minimum level of fitness will ensure you enjoy your Snowshoe trip.  If in doubt please call to discuss.

DURATION: 2 hours on the snow (approx). Please allow 4 hours return to Queenstown.

DEPARTURES: 8.00am & 1:30pm

PICKUP: We pick up from most Queenstown accommodations, excludes private residence.

MINIMUM NUMBERS: Two persons or equivalent price

We have a limited number of boots, coats, fleece jackets and waterproof over-trousers available for free loan whilst on our snowshoeing trips. Please ask us when you book.

Note: When booking one adult ticket and one child ticket, the family discount (50% discount on the child rate) will automatically apply within our booking system.





Snowshoeing Snow Play  Adult Child (3-14 years)
Regular Price NZ $175 NZ $106
Family (one adult + one child)* NZ $228
Privately Guided (for up to four people) NZ $875

*Family discount applies as follows: For every adult ticket purchased one child receives a 50% discount on the standard child rate.

  • This snowshoeing trip can also be booked on a PRIVATELY GUIDED basis for a personalised experience to suit your interests or abilities.
  • Winter departures only (1st June - 31st October, depending on snow).
  • Prices are valid June 2019 until 31st October 2019.  Child price is for 3 to 14 years old.  
  • Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.

What we provide:

  • All transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Waterproof Snowboots, overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes - these go over your footwear so please wear sensible outdoor footwear, closed-toe trail shoes or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) and warm socks
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Interpretative commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and SNOW

 What you will need to bring:

  • Sturdy walking boots (although if you don't have your own we can loan you some)
  • Warm thick socks
  • Thermal under layers (wool or polypropylene is best)
  • Warm mid layers (avoid cotton and denim)
  • Sunglasses (essential to avoid snow blindness)
  • Sunscreen (important as our sun is very harsh)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • A small backpack is useful if you have one