Travel & AccomMdation

How to get here and where to stay

Travel to Snow farm, new zealand

International Directions
We recommend that you choose Air New Zealand fly directly to Queenstown International Airport. 
If you want to see more of the country we recommend you fly to Queenstown, rent a car and drive back after the race to Christchurch either through the McKenzie Country or NZ's unique West Coast.
If you are super keen you can fly to Christchurch and do both routes.
They are long drives so allow lots of days pre race to recover from the flight.

Directions to Snow Farm
The race is  held at Snow Farm, which is easily accessed from the Cardrona Valley Road which connects Wanaka and Queenstown.

From Wanaka (40 minutes / 33km)
Head towards Queenstown and Cardrona township via the Cardrona Valley Road / Crown Range Road.  
The Snow Farm access road is located on the left side of the road about 200m from the turn off to Cardrona Alpine Resort.

From Queenstown (60min / 57km)
Follow SH6 out of Queenstown and take 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.


Merino Muster Packages


There are a number of all-inclusive packages available for skiers, The Merino Muster packages have been negotiated with the various suppliers to give you the skier the best prices we could find.

Package includes ski passes accommodation and transport. Meals are not included. WorldLoppet skiers lunch and post race dinner can be added as an extra.

For a fully supported option, with everything included - see Wanaka XC's offer below:

Merino Muster 42km

THE merino muster event STay



Wanaka XC Merino Muster

Wanaka XC have run a 7 night, fully-catered stay for Merino Muster WorldLoppet ski race competitors since 2016.  They provide everything you'll need to train and prepare for the Merino Muster - luxury shared accommodation, healthy meals, transport to and from Snow Farm and expert on-snow support. Tim and Nicole from Wanaka XC aim to provide you the personal support you deserve.  All you have to do is ski!

Find out more about Wanaka XC's offer here.

Very limited places available - book early to avoid disappointment!


We recommend  the following accommodation options:

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Please contact us if you have any questions regarding travel or accommodation.
We would love to help you attend the event.

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