Situated an easy five minutes’ walk from central Queenstown, the Gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. The best views in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220-degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks.
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch or dinner in the Skyline Restaurant and Bar, serving up a Taste of New Zealand Buffet. Dine with friends and family while enjoying spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and surround mountains. We also have our café the Market Kitchen. Come and enjoy a barista-made coffee or a light meal created before your eyes by talented chefs. With mountainous surrounds, the Market Kitchen is the perfect place to relax and unwind before the next adventure.
Or why not explore the mythical legends of the Wakatipu and immerse yourself in Maori culture. Feel the spirit of a proud history celebrated in traditional song and dance. From the fearsome haka to the stunning poi display, this unique and mesmerising live show is performed by Queenstown’s leading Kapa Haka group.
For an adrenalin rush catch the chairlift to ride our unique Skyline Luge. Enjoy a thrilling, gravity fuelled ride in a speedy three-wheeled Luge cart. Take it easy on the Blue Track or race round the curves and over the bumps of the Red Track, then hop on the chairlift and do it all again! It’s safe and you’re always in full control. Kids can ride in tandem with adults on the Blue Track making Skyline Luge fun for all ages.
Queenstown is also home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first Gondola accessed downhill mountain biking tracks. With over 30kms of well-maintained and feature-filled trails through the forest and overlooking the town, there is something for riders of all abilities.
Discover the night sky with our expert Astronomy guide on the Skyline Stargazing Tours. Enjoy constellation and sky interpretation from our experienced stargazing guide, while using quality telescopes to look deep into our galaxy. The clear, unpolluted skies of Queenstown are the perfect setting for Skyline Queenstown’s stargazing experience.
Perched high above Queenstown, and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, keen stargazers have the opportunity to access a ‘hidden world’ not seen by the naked eye, and impossible to see in many other locations around the world. Skyline Stargazing takes visitors to a specially-constructed area high above the Gondola, where there is no trespassing light, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky. Top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights, from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebula, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies. Stargazing tours are available daily after dark (weather dependent).