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Top 5 things to do at Skyline Queenstown

calendar_todayFebruary 7, 2024 at 12:40 PM

Take a look at some suggested activities when you visit the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown.

1. The Luge (real life Mario Kart)

We cannot recommend this enough! The whole Ziptrek team spent an evening being big kids again on The Luge recently and safe to say, we had a great time. You can choose from a number of rides and challenge your friends and family to take on the twists, turns and tunnels on the track. They have multiple photo opportunities, so make sure you check out the shots of you and the crew racing down the mountain with that epic backdrop!

2. Dine at the restaurant or cafe (eat your heart out)

The Market Kitchen Cafe has a whole host of snacks, meals and drinks. Grab yourself some food and sit overlooking the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains. The Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar is definitely worth a visit, with a range of New Zealand and International food to choose from at their lunch and evening buffet. We might be biased when we say these are the best views in the whole of Queenstown but don’t forget to stop at the viewing platform where you can soak up the stunning scenery and get that new profile pic!


3. Mountain Biking (for the adrenaline junkies)

If you are a bit of a dare devil and enjoy biking some fun terrain, why not challenge yourself to mountain biking down Bob's Peak. Get jumpy on ‘Original’ or go for a long flow on ‘Hammies’. There’s a range of different runs for everyone; green, blue, black and if you really like living life on the edge, double back runs. Whether you’re a pro and have biked for years or you’re a beginner and just getting into the sport, why not give it a go!


4. Hiking (get your stomp on)

Did you know you can hike up to Ben Lomond from the top of Skyline? This beautiful walk takes around 4-6 hours return from the gondola and can be a little steep in parts, particularly towards the end. However, it is worth persevering because you are rewarded with 360 panoramic views of Queenstown and they really are breathtaking.The track is classified as ‘Advanced’ so make sure you do your research, take plenty of water and some snacks for the summit, of course! 

5. Zipline (fly through the trees like a monkey!)

You knew this one was coming, but don’t forget about us on your trip up to Skyline! Our Kererū 2 Line + Drop, Moa 4 Line and Kea 6 Line tours slot perfectly into that itinerary of yours. You’ll enjoy a spectacular guided eco-adventure through the forest canopy, take on some fun challenges and learn all about sustainability at the same time. It’s a must-do Queenstown activity that you don’t want to miss!

If you’re after a fun adrenaline-filled day then make sure you add all of the above to your Queenstown itinerary. 

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