New Zealand’s South Island is a paradise of snow-capped mountain ranges, lakes, fjords, and volcanoes. The resort city of Queenstown is one of the most popular places to visit on the island thanks to its picturesque location on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and in proximity to nearby mountains.
One of the best ways to experience the beauty that this area has to offer is taking advantage of Skyline Queenstown, a gondola ride taking visitors from the city up to the top of a hill in the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve.
The Southern Hemisphere’s steepest gondola, this short ride takes you on a 1500 foot rise that offers up spectacular panoramic views of the town, the lake, and surrounding mountain ranges.
Its glass windows offer up unobstructed views from the gondola cars, and once you reach the lookout point at the top station, you will marvel at the beauty which reveals itself in front of your very eyes.
With a restaurant and bar at the top station giving you a chance to enjoy the views and take a break between gondola rides, you certainly will not get bored here.
When it’s time to head back down to Queenstown, you have two options: you can either ride the gondola back down again or take a thrilling luge ride to the bottom of the hill. Luges are gravity-controlled, motorless cars that are a heart-stopping way to descend all 1500 feet back down to the city.
Be sure to check out Skyline Queenstown on your next visit to this beautiful spot!
Address: Brecon Street, PO BOX 17, Queenstown, New Zealand