Skyline Queenstown

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Skyline Gondola featuring a bay or harbor and a coastal town

Experience one of the world's steepest cable-car journeys and enjoy stunning views from Bob's Peak across Queenstown and the beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

The Skyline Gondola has been taking visitors to the crest of Bob's Peak since 1967. Jump on board the steepest cable-car line in the Southern Hemisphere and find yourself whisked up the side of the mountain for the perfect view of Queenstown and the magnificent surrounding landscape. Bob's Peak is also a great place for hiking, mountain biking, and especially paragliding.

Regardless of the weather, the journey in the large gondola cars is always comfortable and provides a 220-degree view of beautiful Queenstown. You can also watch the mesmerising descent of the paragliders starting from Bob's Peak and slowly flying down into the valley.

The vista from the peak makes for a great photo opportunity and you’ll also find a number of sports on offer up here, including hiking, mountain biking, bungy jumping, and a range of other adventure activities. The 360-degree view takes in Ben Lomond, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown and the sunset from here is especially spectacular.

Give your trip a cultural element with a visit to one of the intimate performances of the traditional Maori battle dance, the Haka, on top of Bob's Peak. There’s only room for 77 guests at each show so it's best to make a reservation.

Another reservation worth making is the one for the Skyline restaurant at the top of the gondola ride. This can be bundled in with your cable-car ticket.

There are buses going from Queenstown to the foot of the mountain, where there are also a limited number of parking spots available. The Skyline Gondola journeys up the mountain every day of the year.

Top 10 Hotels Near Skyline Queenstown

Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is RM363 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located near the slopes, this Queenstown City Centre hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola, and is ...
4.4/5Excellent! (387 reviews)
"Friendly staff, excellent cleanliness. Well priced with good room amenities. Convenient location."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2021

Ramada Queenstown Central
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is RM601 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Skyline Gondola. SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Creative Queenstown ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (648 reviews)
"Friendly staff. Amazing bed. Were trying to buy one like it. Great location."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

QT Queenstown
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
4 out of 5
27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is RM402 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Queenstown Ice Arena and Queenstown ...
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
"Very tidy and friendly staff."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Skyline Queenstown Hotel Deals

Scenic Suites Queenstown
Scenic Suites Queenstown
4 out of 5
27 Stanley Street, Queenstown
The price is RM321 per night from 25 Sep to 25 Sep
Scenic Suites Queenstown
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is RM601 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
QT Queenstown
Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is RM363 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Ramada Queenstown Central
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
4 out of 5
27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is RM402 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
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 RM498 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is RM486 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
5 out of 5
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown
The price is RM597 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is RM388 per night from 25 Sep to 25 Sep
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
8 Duke Street, Queenstown
The price is RM814 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.