Access Road Conditions

Mt Dobson has one of the easiest mountain roads in the country. 15 km long and maintained to a high standard it is suitable for cars, buses and motorhomes. It is approximately  40 minute’s drive from State Highway 8, the main  route between Queenstown and Christchurch, to the ski area car park (including chain fitting).

The Mt Dobson Ski area  road entrance is shown on our location map.

As with all alpine roads in New Zealand, due caution and respect must be paid to the weather and road conditions at any time of the year. Please drive carefully and safely as weather conditions can affect the driving conditions with little advance warning. All vehicles must carry snow chains. Road advisory signs will indicate where to safely fit snow chains.

Check the current road conditions on the snow report.