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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
Timaru 40 mins 65km
Dunedin 3 hrs 286 km
Queenstown 3 hrs 309 km
Mt Hutt 1½ hrs 147 km
Geraldine 30 mins 40km
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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