Everything you need to know for your winter roadie

With ski season just around the corner and international travel still limited, the option of a winter roadie to the slopes is sounding all the more enticing. With help from our friends over at the AA, Remix has got your winter roadie itinerary covered. From where to stay to where to play, where to get discounts with the AA, and everything in between to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

First things first

Before you get that roadie playlist sorted the first step to ensuring your winter trip is as carefree as can be, is signing up for an AA or an AA Plus Membership. An AA Plus Membership is the ultimate travel must-have as it covers you for breakdowns while travelling around New Zealand with an extended towing allowance. If your car does break down when you're far from home, you can get up to three days of emergency car hire and/or accommodation while it is being repaired, allowing you to spend less time worrying and more time enjoying the snow-capped sights.


A night on the Acacia Cliffs

Acacia Cliffs Lodge, 133 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupō

It’s not hard to see why Taupō is a tourist mecca - a crystal blue lakeside setting, outdoor sports, skiing, jet boating, hot springs...the list goes on. If you’re looking for a place to rest your head for the night, AA Members save an extra 10% on selected accommodation with AA Traveller**, including the divine Acacia Cliffs Lodge. Find out how to book here.

Breakfast in the capital

Fix & Fogg, 5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Known as royalty in the peanut butter biz, Fix & Fogg are renowned for making spreadable gold, so it's only right that you visit the capital’s most cultivated "hole in the wall”. Located on Wellington's Eva Street, you’ll find a range of delectable treats made with their signature butters ready to set you up for a big day of travel.

Set sail on the Interislander

Once you’ve finished dining at the cutest breakfast spot in the capital, it’s time to set sail across the Strait. To guarantee you’re getting the best deal possible, AA Members can save 10% off the best rate of the day on the Interislander. Find out how to book here.

*AA Plus terms and conditions apply

**AA Member accommodation discount terms and conditions apply

Thermal water soak at Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, 42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Spring

A South Island trip isn’t a South Island trip if it doesn't involve a stop at Hanmer Springs. Located in the heart of the Canterbury region and surrounded by alpine mountains, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools are the best way to relax and unwind after hours in the driver's seat. AA Members can relax, play, indulge and unwind with 20% off single entry tickets to the pools.

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Cardrona Hotel, Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona

Alongside Q town's famed Fergburger, the Cardrona Hotel is among New Zealand's most popular holiday hotspots. Serving up classic pub food and drinks, after a day on the slopes, hunker down with a fine pinot and tuck into some good ol’ hearty fare with friends.

‘Tis the ski-son

Treble Cone, Cardrona, The Remarks, Coronet Peak...there’s a slope to suit every skill level in the Queenstown and Wanaka region. With the mountains now open in the coming weeks, the ski season is in full swing. To make sure you’ve got all the gear you need, AA Members get 20% off Torpedo7-branded products, including snow gear for the whole crew.

Explore the ‘winterless’ far north

Not a fan of the chill? Known for its mild climate, Northland is a subtropical wonderland and in our controversial opinion, it's equally as alluring in winter. Explore Cape Reinga - the northernmost tip of New Zealand - minus the crowds. Or, take a short ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, the charming seaside town steeped in history.

Join the AA now to be covered for a whole year for just $89 or upgrade to AA Plus for just $49 extra. Check out the extra benefits of becoming an AA Plus Member here.