Use your Qantas Points to go skiing in New Zealand


Qantas Frequent Flyer has introduced a new way to use your points – to purchase lift passes on five slopes in New Zealand. The offer is available through the Qantas Rewards Store, until 29 May 2021.

Members can use points to book 3, 4, 5 and 6-day lift passes which include Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mount Hutt. Lift passes are delivered by local travel provider Ski Express and can be redeemed at the Qantas Rewards Store.

Early bird passes start from 33,000 Qantas Points for three days. Combine this with a Classic Rewards booking and you could have their flight and lift pass for less than 70,000 Qantas Points. Of course, you could go a step further, and book hotels using your points.

Using Your Points for Ski Passes

If you’d like to use your points for Ski Passes, head over to the Qantas Rewards Store by 29 May 2021. You will find two options

Firstly, there is an option valid at both Cardrona and Treble Cone Pass. Passes are available that give access for three to six days.

Adult Child (8-17 years)
3 days 33,000 points or $259 17,000 points or $129
4 days 42,000 points or $325 20,000 points or $154
5 days 47,000 points or $359 23,000 points or $179
6 days 56,000 points or $429 29,000 points or $219


The second option is the Queenstown and Mt Hutt Pass, which includes three resorts, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mount Hutt

Adult Child (8-17 years)
4 days 43,000 points or $324 21,000 points or $160
5 days 46,000 points or $357 23,000 points or $176
6 days 52,000 points or $399 26,000 points or $199


Is it worth it?

Whenever there is a new redemption option, it is always a good idea to check out whether or not it offers good value. When you compare the price in points to the price in dollars, you see for these passes you are getting between 0.75 and 0.8 cents per points.

When you compare this to other items in the reward store, this valuation is not too bad. However, it still falls short of the value you could get redeeming for flights.

I guess it comes down to personal situations. If you are flush with points, and can’t find much to spend them on, then perhaps it is worth doing.

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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.