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SKYLINE GONDOLA AND LUGE
View the breathtaking scenery from high heights and feel the rush of wind on your face with this gondola and luge combo package! Travel high above Queenstown to Bob’s Peak to board the 730m long gondola! With an average incline angle of 37.1 degrees, the gondola boasts having the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere! In addition to this steep incline, it has large windows on all sides, ensuring all four guests in each cabin are granted spectacular views. On this very scenic ride, enjoy unparalleled, panoramic views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables mountain range and from Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks!
The adventure does not end there—there is still the fast-paced luge ride to do! Choose which track you prefer, scenic or high-energy, from the two available. The Scenic Track offers a gentle ride filled with easy, wide turns and plenty of areas to pull over for photo opportunities or to just rest and take in the sights. The Advanced track is for the more daring, as it has steeper dips and hallows, as well as banked corners! Both tracks are 3m wide, 800m long and offer amazing views of Queenstown and beyond!
Once you pick your track, hop in your three-wheeled luge cart, grab the steering wheel and let gravity carry you! With access to both of the Skyline gondola and luge adventures, you can choose which to experience when during your day out!
Days and Times
The Luge operates 365 days a year (subject to weather) from 10am to approximately 5.00pm (mid winter) and 9.00pm (mid-summer). The Gondola opens at 9.00pm and runs till late.
Luge Closing Times
Late March to late April 6.00pm
Late April to mid May 5.30pm
Mid May to early August 5.00pm
Early August to mid Sept 5.30pm
Mid Sept to late Oct 6.00pm
Late Oct to late Nov 6.30pm
Late Nov to early Dec 6.30pm
Mid Dec to late Dec 8.00pm
Late Dec to mid Jan 9.00pm
Mid Jan to mid Feb 8.00pm
Mid Feb to early March 7.00pm
Early March to mid March 6.30pm
Note that the actual closing time may vary due to demand and daylight hours.
Height and Weight Restrictions
Children, to ride the luge by yourself, you must be over 110cm in height and/or 6 years & older. On the Scenic Track, children under 110cm must ride in tandem with an adult. Between 110cm and 135cm, children can ride the Scenic Track unaccompanied. Children over 135cm can ride the Advanced Track unaccompanied.
Luge Code of Conduct
Keep in Under Control - remain in control of your speed and direction. Make sure you can stop and avoid any person or obstacle, as it is the luge riders responsibility for keeping their luge cart under control. Stay alert in case quick reaction is needed to avoid a collision.
No Helmet, No Ride - helmets must be worn at all times when riding the luge. Optional knee and elbow pads are available.
Pull Back to Stop - To slow yourself or stop the cart pull the handle bars back toward you. DO NOT STOP BY PUSHING HANDLE BARS FORWARD. Keep both hands on the handle bars at all times while riding to ensure ease of steering and braking.
Keep Your Feet in the Luge Cart at All Times - do not put your feet outside of the cart foot-well, unless completely stopped, as injury may result. Footwear must be worn at all times. Use the brakes to slow or stop the cart!
Yield to those Below - Yield the right of way to persons downhill and choose a course that ensures their safety. A rider in an uphill position is responsible for manoeuvring to avoid them.
Don't Block the Track - Stop on the track only if you are visible from above and if you are not obstructing the track. Only stop at the side of the track out of the way of others.
Respect All Safety Signs - Obey all signs and warnings and never venture off track.
No Alcohol or Drugs - Do not ride the luge if your ability is impaired through use of alcohol or drugs.
Give Mountain Patrol a Hand - If you are involved in, or witness an accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to first-aid staff.
Secure Loose Clothing and Articles - Jackets, garments, scarves, long hair and any personal articles should be secured to avoid damage or loss.
No Group Racing, No Bumping or Skidding - Racing in groups is not permitted. Do not bump into other carts. Do not skid the luge cart wheels.
Warning - To ride the luge you must be in good health and be free of height conditions, motion sickness, back problems or other physical limitations. Expectant mothers should not ride.