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“Tourist trap” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Skyline Queenstown - Gondola & Luge

Skyline Queenstown - Gondola & Luge
Brecon St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 0101
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Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge
Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Queenstown
Type: Trams, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Landmarks
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Owner description: Take a scenic Gondola ride to enjoy Queenstown's most spectacular views. At the top of Bob's Peak there's more to enjoy! For an adrenalin rush catch the chairlift to ride our unique Luge, a non-motorised cart for a 800m blast of downhill fun. Then relax and dine in our taste of New Zealand buffet restaurant open for lunch or dinner, or sample lighter fare in the market kitchen. In the evening our Stargazing astronomy tours and the Kiwi Haka performances entertain and inspire. Come up for a visit to Skyline Queenstown today!
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Slick money making scheme to capitalize on stunning views. They do not advertise that you can save your $30 fare and actually walk up the hill in little over an hour with average fitness, steep, a bit rocky so wear study shows. Follow the Tiki track signs from gondola entrance and you will experience shady forest walk, alongside mountain bikers and zip liners.

At the top avoid the overpriced luge ride which forces you to do the kiddy track and pay for the actual luge track separated so it's s minimum $22 spend.

If you must get the gondola due to inadequate fitness then consider the combo pack which includes 5 luge rides as they will not let you buy this up the top. It's better value this way.

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“Pure fun for whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go with family and have fun. We end up buying additional tickets, as our kids (10 and 7 years old) refused to say goodbye to all the fun. clean facility, good staff and beautiful views.

Visited April 2014
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“The best view of Rotorua from the mountain top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Going up the mountain via Gondola and then down the Mountsin via Luge was such a highlight of my Rotorua experience.
I had such a laugh racing my friends to the bottom if the mountain and then chair lifting back up after getting the gondola to the top of the mountain.
The view is worth the trip alone.
Luging is not hard and you can control the speed you want to go down so don't be afraid.its so much fun!

Visited August 2014
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“Good fun and great views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

You want to have some good clean fun with friends? Try racing them down a mountain on the luge and enjoying the sport and the amazing scenery the whole time!

This is a really fun attraction that is well worth it. Be sure to get multiple rides (we did 5) and were just starting to get the hang of it when we ran out of rides. 5 is good, if there was a 7 pack, I would do that as well, it really is good fun each time through the course.

The chairlift up the mountain is breathtaking, make sure to look around and appreciate the view as you ride up. The luge ride itself is cool, get used to the handling of the car, figure out how to take the turns and go as fast as you feel comfortable. It does seem like you could roll the carts if you took a corner too fast but you can feel that out for yourself as you get comfy.

It is a fun course and you can catch some air on the sudden drops, feels like real life "MarioKart" at times, easy for a 40 year old man to feel like a kid on this track :)

I would say it is a must do if you have never done anything like it, and again, do get more than 1 race, it is good fun for sure!

Visited December 2014
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great fun, and only $6 a ride if you have a lift pass. Very safe, utterly fool-proof, so you can go full speed into the corners and you won't tip over; if it slightly tips then it brakes and stops safely. Once you realise this you can go as fast as you like without much need for braking :)

Visited December 2014
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