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Skyline Gondola

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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Millennium Hotel Queenstown NZ$115
Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

32 Frankton Road, Queenstown
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St Josephs Parish, Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Queenstown Arts Centre and Queenstown Ice Arena are also within 10 minutes.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown NZ$176
    Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

    93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Queenstown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.

      Novotel Queenstown Lakeside NZ$179
      Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

      Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

      Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, just steps away from Williams Cottage and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.

        QT Queenstown NZ$234
        QT Queenstown

        QT Queenstown

        30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

          Peppers Beacon Queenstown NZ$194
          Peppers Beacon Queenstown

          Peppers Beacon Queenstown

          34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on a lake, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Steamer Wharf and SKYCITY Wharf Casino are also within 5 minutes.

            Bella Vista Queenstown NZ$103
            Bella Vista Queenstown

            Bella Vista Queenstown

            36 Robins Road, Queenstown
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Queenstown, this eco-friendly motel is within a 10-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf, Lake Wakatipu, and Skyline Gondola. Kiwi and Birdlife Park and Toi o Tahuna are also within 10 minutes.

              Reavers Lodge NZ$79
              Reavers Lodge

              Reavers Lodge

              56 Hamilton Rd, Queenstown
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the airport, this lodge is within a 15-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf, Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Kiwi and Birdlife Park and Toi o Tahuna are also within 15 minutes.

                Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown NZ$120
                Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

                Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

                38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Steamer Wharf and SKYCITY Wharf Casino are also within 10 minutes.