Transport services are available to take you to Rainbow Ski Area from the Rainbow access road from our bottom car park. Turn right onto Rainbow Valley Road (left if coming from Blenheim) and drive along the 12km sealed road. The road passes through five fords before reaching the mountain bottom car park (shuttle pick-up zone) at Six Mile Creek.
The Rainbow 4WD Shuttle Service operates seven days a week on every day that Rainbow is open during the season. Pre-bookings are available on the below form, we strongly advise you either pre-book or check availability for the time you plan to travel to Rainbow Ski Area, priority will be given to pre-booked passengers.
Departure times from the bottom car park are 9:00, 10:00 and 12:00. Return times are at 15:00 and 16:00.
For enquiries phone 03 521-1861
If you plan to drive your own vehicle it is our mountain policy that all vehicles carry the appropriate sized chains, should conditions change. If you need to hire chains please click here.
Please note Chains cannot be hired from the bottom car park. Please note snow socks are not sufficient for driving up our road.
From bottom car park:
Adults: $20.00 (return)
0-17 years old: $15.00 (return)
Family of 4 special: (Max 2 adults & 2 children 0-17 years old) $60.00 (return)
School parties: (All people, adult or child) $15.00 (return)