Skyline Gondola

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Skyline Gondola which includes a bay or harbour and a coastal town

One of the steepest cable-car rides in the world, offering incredible panoramic views of the Queenstown region.

For nearly five decades, visitors have been ascending Bob’s Peak to enjoy the stunning views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. It's all thanks to the Skyline Gondola, which takes you across the Southern Hemisphere’s steepest cable car line. As well as its panoramic views, the car also connects you to the mountain biking and hiking trails as well as the paragliding spots on the mountain.

As you ascend in your gondola car, you’ll get to enjoy 220-degree views of this beautiful region as you ride above the Skyline’s luge track. Look out from the safety of your spacious carriage and you may spot the paragliders launching from atop Bob’s Peak.

When you make it to the summit, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping and stunning views of Ben Lomond, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown, perfect for photographs. You can also explore the trails around the area if you want to go biking or hiking. Or, if you like a real adventure, head for the bungee jumping platform, or try a number of other exhilarating activities.

Combine your gondola trip with one of Skyline’s cultural experiences. Take in a performance of the Kiwi Haka, the famous battle dance of the Maoris, at the summit of Bob’s Peak. Their regular shows also include traditional Maori tales, but it’s recommended you make a reservation as each show has a limited capacity for just 77 visitors.

There’s a restaurant at the top of the gondola ride, where you can have a buffet dinner accompanied by views of the picturesque sunset over Queenstown.

Operating every day through the year, the Skyline Gondola is easily accessed from downtown Queenstown by bus. Some parking spaces are also available at the foot of the mountain.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is NZ$186 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Steamer Wharf, SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market. Steamer ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Next to lake front, one Street over and in centre of Queenstown, no need to drive to get to restaurants and CBD activities."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$227 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Steamer Wharf, SKYCITY Wharf Casino, and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (650 reviews)
"Lovely hotel to stay in. The rooms are comfortable. The amenities are great and it is within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The lake views are wonderful. The staff are super helpful and friendly. I stay here regularly and will continue to do so."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

QT Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$189 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, steps away from Williams Cottage, Lake Wakatipu and Church of St Peters. Queenstown Mall and Creative ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Our family has stayed here twice and really love it. Great location, plus great movie channels. Always clean. Has everything you need."

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

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Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$118 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
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QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$227 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
QT Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$189 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is NZ$186 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
4 out of 5
27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$157 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
CNR STANLEY AND SYDNEY STREET, Queenstown
The price is NZ$164 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
4 out of 5
171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$151 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
32 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$132 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$143 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
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