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This is one of the best highlights of Queenstown. You can buy a gondola / luge ride package for about $63 maximum depending on how many luge rides you want to do. Once you take the gondola up to the observation deck (this is a must also), you enter the Luge entrance, grab a helmet, and then take a sky lift up to the Luge riding area. You must receive training on your first luge ride, where you will get Luge stamped, and go down the beginner track. After this, if you want to go again, you can then ride down either advanced or beginner tracks. Regardless of the technical aspect of this, you get to see the mountainous areas while you are riding down a mountain, which is amazing. You can also practice your Luge skills... don't get stuck around a corner!

Thank danielsQ2372OJ
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Buy the 6 ride package. You won’t regret it. It is so fun.

They teach you on the first ride how to start, stop and steer. It’s not hard at all, but you do need to learn the mechanics of the luge.

You are spread out from others, so you don’t have to worry about getting in others way. They are very well organized and the lines go quickly.

The pictures are the best. They capture the perfect moments during your exhilarating ride down the track. They are pretty funny.

Thank DrWasabi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the Skyline Gondola up to the restaurant in Queenstown and loved the scenery, service and city lights.

Thank lindamZ2903BR
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought a package gondola, 2 luge rides, restaurant lunch, at a tour booking place in town at the Perigrine chocolate shop. Doing so saved us a few $$ and allowed us to skip the queue. The views are fantastic anywhere you look. The luge was fun for us adults and 7 yr old daughter. I liked how we were given a quick tutorial on how to luge. Food in Queenstown is expensive. I figure with the package, we paid about the same as we would have for a full meal in town. We had lunch and the buffet was delicious.

Thank Candace0nc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I went to try the Luge on a nice and sunny afternoon around 4pm, we booked it online through the skyline website, the view of the lake up the top of the gondola was beautiful!
The activity was very fun and the site was quite busy, but not so much so that it overly effected the experience. The staff were friendly, clear and patient (as not everyone understood how to drive the luge on the first go)
Great for all, friends, couples and families! Everyone will have fun there!
Just a tip: if you can, avoid lunch/dinner time as the restaurant brings a lot a people up in the gondola.

Thank timonhowes
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We felt the gondola was expensive, on the way up. But after the view of a lifetime from every angle, and a hilarious turn on the luge, we both agreed it was worth every penny.

Thank juliaplynn
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's all too mechanical and out of sympathy with the surrounding majestic scenery. The restaurant is mass catering at altitude and whether its there or in a plane leaves much to be desired. Timed eating is always rather disappointing and when squashed in between a mob of Chinese all after piling their plates high with the shrimp, dinner turned into a scrum. Then, of course, as dinner ends a restaurant full of people wants to get back down as soon as possible. This results in queues of considerable length-we gave up on fighting our fellow diners and left early to avoid the queues. All in all an eminently forgettable experience.

Thank lestendoux
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here. It is very crowded and expensive for the fast ride you get. It was fun but not worth the money. We avoided it on our second time through Queenstown.

Thank DbacksFn
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit. Watched the paragliders sailing down the mountain. The family rode the Luge for a couple of hours. The littlest one rode with Mummy, Daddy and Aunty so everyone had a great time. Little ones can ride the Luge on an adults toboggan. There is a Luge for safe slow rides and a faster track where the adults can play more adventurously.
After the fun outside we had a great buffet inside. Fantastic variety and stunning views. Great staff. Excellent service.

Thank ntjsmith2016
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As we both hold a Locals Pass to the Rotorua Skyline we were able to get up the gondola free. So $75 a head for dinner wasnt so bad.
The view is amazing and the food couldnt be faulted. The biggest tiger prawns i have ever seen.
The wait staff were all very quick and not one without a smile on their face.
The restaurant is extremely busy so make sure you book BEFORE your holiday if you are only staying a few days.
Their are wild goats that surround the grounds and you can see them roaming on and off the luge tracks at night.
Would love to visit again in the winter to see the view more in snow.

Thank ChrystalHansen
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