https://worldstrides.com.au/itineraries/mt-cheeseman-nz-snowsports-cultural-tour/

Mt Cheeseman NZ Snowsports & Cultural Tour

Nestled in the Craigieburn mountain range, Mt Cheeseman is located just 90 minutes from Christchurch airport and offers the only on-snow accommodation for school groups in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

Skip to Content
8 Days
Highlights
Skiing & SnowboardingAntarctic ExperienceMaori Cultural Experience & Wildlife TourIce Skating
Local Conditions
9℃ Current Temp
Current Time
Mt Cheeseman Snowsports Tours

With fully catered lodge style accommodation, an exceptional ski school, on mountain ski rentals and practically empty slopes during the week taking a school group to the snow has never been easier!

Snowsports aside, the curriculum based learning opportunities in the surrounding area are endless – students can discover the geology, wildlife and changing climate of the poles at the International Antarctic Centre, get to grips with tectonic plates at the Quake City experience or immerse the group in Maori traditions and NZ wildlife at the Maori Cultural Village.

We can tailor the activities and experiences to suit your school’s curriculum requirements and budget.

See below for an itinerary taking in all of our recommended must do’s when visiting Mt Cheeseman, New Zealand.

For more information or a quote, contact our snow experts.

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Australia - New Zealand
  • Departure Begin your journey to Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Welcome to New Zealand Transfer to your hotel via the shuttle bus
  • Enjoy dinner at the hotel
Day 2 Christchurch Civics Day
  • Breakfast
  • Quake City Tour Explore the effects of an earthquake on the urban environment and tours the famous 'Red Zone' to understand the devastation of an earthquake and the new opportunities that it can bring
  • Maori Cultural Experience and Wildlife Tour The South Island's only working Maori village gives students a hands on look at Maori culture and how it is shaped by New Zealand's stunning natural landscape. In addition the wildlife tour gets you up close and personal with NZ wildlife and the kiwi itself!
  • Dinner
Day 3 Christchurch Activity Day
  • Breakfast
  • Explore Take the gondola high above the city into the port hills for breathtaking 360 views from the mountains across the Canterbury plains to the ocean
  • Discovery Jet Next up it's a jet boat ride down the mighty Rakaia river through deep gorges and electric blue waters as you make your way to Mt Cheeseman
  • Dinner Upon your arrival at Mt Cheeseman, enjoy dinner with your group
Day 4 Mt Cheeseman - Day 1
  • Breakfast
  • Collect your lift passes and equipment before joining your instructors for the first of your 2-hour snowsports lessons
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy afternoon leisure as you practice your newfound snow skills!
  • Dinner
  • Optional Activity Discover the 75 year heritage of Mt Cheeseman and the illustrious history of skiing in New Zealand's southern alps
Day 5 Mt Cheeseman - Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Join your instructors for your 2-hour snowsports lesson
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy afternoon leisure as you practice your newfound snow skills!
  • Dinner
  • Ice Skating Travel to the base of Mt Cheeseman into the Cragieburn Forest where you'll find a natural ice skating rink - get your skates on!
Day 6 Mt Cheeseman - Day 3
  • Breakfast
  • Join your instructors for your 2-hour snowsports lesson
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy afternoon leisure as you practice your newfound snow skills!
  • Dinner
Day 7 Mt Cheeseman - Day 4
  • Breakfast
  • Join your instructors for your 2-hour snowsports lesson
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy afternoon leisure as you practice your newfound snow skills!
  • Dinner
  • Ice Skating Travel to the base of Mt Cheeseman into the Cragieburn Forest where you'll find a natural ice skating rink - get your skates on!
Day 8 New Zealand - Australia
  • Breakfast
  • On the move Transfer to Christchurch via coach
  • Antarctic Experience Discover the realities of life at the extremes of our planet - how ice flows form and how the animals that live there are able to survive. With 4D shows and interactive displays this is one experience that cannot be missed!
  • Departure Board your flight and begin your journey back home to Australia

Request Quote

Thank you for your interest in our WorldStrides Mt Cheeseman NZ Snowsports & Cultural Tour Tour! Please tell us a little more about yourself so we can get you sent to the right place.