Mt Dobson is on State Highway 8, the main route between Christchurch and Queenstown. The alpine roads starts 11km west of Fairlie and 18km east from Lake Tekapo. Mt Dobson is a 40min drive* on a smooth mountain road; one of the best alpine roads in the country.
Mt Dobson boasts spectacular views. From the top of the ski area, you can gaze out across Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo and over to the magnificent peaks of New Zealand's highest mountains, Mt Cook & Mt Tasman. It will do you heart good!
|DRIVING TIMES FROM FAIRLIE:||Driving Time||Driving Distances|
|Christchurch||2 1/4 hrs||184 km|
|Mt Dobson car park||40 mins||26 km|
|Dunedin||3 hrs||286 km|
|Queenstown||3 hrs||309 km|
|Mt Hutt||1½ hrs||147 km|
|Lake Tekapo||30 mins||43km|
* = allowing for chain fitting
Flight time from Australia to Christchurch International Airport is 2 1/2 hours
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