Q: Is there any public transport to the mountain?
A: There is a transport service direct to Craigieburn $190 from Christchurch Airport to the doorstep, or $200 from Christchurch City. For more details phone Phil from The Burn at Castlehill 03 318 7559 or email email@example.com
Alternatively Atomic Shuttles do run a service to the bottom of the road real cheap. It is a long walk up the ski field road, but if you get there early someone will give you a ride.
Q: Can I take my campervan up the road?
A: Yes, if it is a van sized camper (no to fullsize campers) and you are carrying a set of chains. Take note of signage about chains, and if in doubt pull over at one of the laybys and PUT THEM ON. Road conditions can change throughout the day and overnight. Beware, if you block the road you will infuriate the people behind you and coming the other way and if you require towing – it WILL cost you a bottle of Whiskey at the least!
Q: Do I require any special equipment for the rope tows?
A: You do require a towbelt and nutcracker which we can provide you. Some people prefer to use a climbing harness, which you may want to bring. You will also need an old pair of gloves, or a glove protector – which we sell at the ticket office. Don’t attempt to use your good gloves without a protector, they will look very old very quickly.