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Book - Snow Play

An easy Snowshoe trip into a snowy gully where you will 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 you can experience 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. They 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.



  • All transport from and to your Queenstown accommodation.
  • Snowshoe equipment, including waterproof boots and clothing
  • Lunch and a hot drink


  • 2 hours on the snow (approx). Please allow 4 hours return to Queenstown.
  • Walking time: No more than 30 minutes
  • Walking distance:  Less than a kilometer.  A minimum level of fitness will ensure you enjoy your Snowshoe trip. 


  • 8:00AM and 1:30PM during the winter season


  • Between June and October - Snow dependent


  • Guided Nature Walks pick you up from and drop you back to your Queenstown accommodation 


  • Spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountain & lake views, walking on pristine snow in our own mountain wilderness minutes from Queenstown.


  • Minimum of two (adult) or equivalent price. Single travelers please contact us to check availability.


  • Child age is 3-14 years. Adults 15+ 
  • For every adult ticket purchased one child receives a 50% discount on the standard child rate. 


  • Snowshoes  - these go over your footwear so please wear sensible outdoor footwear, closed-toe trail shoes or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) and warm socks
  • They have a limited number of waterproof snowboots, shell pants, jackets and gloves available if you require, please indicate when booking
  • Poles - adjustable length
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable & cheerful local guides
  • Interpretative commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology & snow


  • Sturdy walking boots (although if you don't have your own they can loan you some)
  • Warm thick socks
  • Wear thermal underwear and warm clothing plus bring hat, gloves and windproof outer jacket, sunglasses, camera and sunscreen.
  • Sensible footwear - closed toe trainers or outdoor footwear or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) & warm socks (two pairs are good).
  • Small day pack

Snowshoeing Snow Play:
Family Discount: For every adult ticket purchased one child receives a 50% discount on the standard child rate.

  • Adult $175.00
  • Child $106.00
  • Family (2A+2C) $456.00
  • Family (1A +1C) $228.00

Privately Guided Group:
For up to four people

  • Private Group [1-4 people] $875.00

Snow Play Location

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