The average price of a 7-day trip to Cardrona is $2,840 for a solo traveler, $5,101 for a couple, and $9,562 for a family of 4. Cardrona hotels range from $77 to $351 per night with an average of $84, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) are between $1,273 and $2,515 per person for economy flights and $3,995 to $7,892 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $57 to $128 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Cardrona, NZ

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ZQN and stay in a Cardrona hotel:

  • February 12th to March 18th
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cardrona is usually mid May.

 

Average Cardrona Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cardrona for a week is $1,584-$4,394($226-$628 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $128 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $681 to $2,238 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $97 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $172 to $210 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cardrona for a week is $3,848-$8,082($550-$1,155 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $256 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,362 to $4,476 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $97 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $172 to $210 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cardrona for a week is $5,328-$14,552($761-$2,079 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $512 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,724 to $8,952 for economy

Lodging: $168 to $194 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $275 to $336 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cardrona

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cardrona? The cheapest trip to Cardrona is about $184 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $67.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Cardrona for a week is $1,286-$3,604($184-$515 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $681 to $2,238 for economy

Lodging: $67 to $77 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cardrona for a week is $2,170-$6,248($310-$893 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,362 to $4,476 for economy

Lodging: $67 to $77 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cardrona for a week is $4,340-$12,016($620-$1,717 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,724 to $8,952 for economy

Lodging: $134 to $154 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $210 to $240 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Cardrona cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cardrona Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Cardrona.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cardrona for a week is $3,736-$18,556($534-$2,651 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $230 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,852 to $4,946 for first class

Lodging: $181 to $351 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cardrona for a week is $6,386-$25,112($912-$3,587 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $460 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,704 to $9,892 for first class

Lodging: $181 to $351 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cardrona for a week is $12,772-$45,424($1,825-$6,489 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $456 to $920 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,408 to $19,784 for first class

Lodging: $362 to $702 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,600 to $3,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cardrona Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Cardrona is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Cardrona due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Cardrona Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Cardrona hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Cardrona.

 

Flight Costs to Cardrona

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,515 average in late December to a low of $1,273 in mid May. Median flight price is $1,481. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cardrona our data includes 84 originating airports, and 52 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cardrona from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $7,946 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Wellington International (WLG) in Wellington (New Zealand) at an average of just $89.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Cardrona, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,243, so you can easily save about 98% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Cardrona can easily cost $440 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $874 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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