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Stargazing and Gondola - Skyline Queenstown

Enjoy a guided experience of our galaxy with Skyline’s 1 hour Stargazing tour!

Highlights

  • Learn to navigate using the iconic Southern Cross, explore the Milky Way and spot satellites and shooting stars
  • During your 1-hour all-weather Stargazing tour, you will be captivated by the wonders that make up our galaxy while learning about stars, clusters, nebulae and much more
  • On cloudy nights you will embark on A Journey of the Night Sky in our newly upgraded Theatre using state-of-the-art technology and projection

A 60-minute tour of Queenstown’s inky black skies.

See the stunning Milky Way, learn new constellations and learn to navigate using the Southern Cross.

If viewing conditions are not suitable outside then you will experience A Journey of the Night Sky where you can sit back and relax with a drink and a snack, in the comfort of Skyline’s Theatre.

Professional Stargazing Guides will wow you with interesting and entertaining information about space and the tours will cover the exact same information whether indoor or outdoor.

Please arrive at the bottom of the Gondola 30 minutes before your tour starts so you are able to meet your guide 15 minutes before your departure time.

Please allow 2 hours for your Stargazing experience, including Gondola transit time.

Outdoor tours: Canadian Goose Down jackets are supplied

Indoor tours: Enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar and your choice of a selection of tasty treats.

Adult $99.00
Child $54.00

What's included

  • Return Gondola ride
  • A Canada Goose jacket will be provided for the duration of the tour

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • All-Weather Stargazing:

    Our Guides closely monitor the weather systems each day and we will always endeavour to run the Stargazing Tours outdoors.

    However, if the viewing conditions are unsuitable then you can choose to opt-in for A Journey Through the Night Sky – a live indoor Stargazing tour in the Moonlight Theatre.

    Important: Bookings are strictly non-transferable. Japanese and Chinese guides are available on request so please make a note at time of booking if Chinese or Japanese guide is required.

    Location: Skyline Gondola and Luge, 17 Brecon Street, Queenstown

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Rakesh Mutreja from India wrote on 15 March 2019

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Out of the world !! Literally

A wonderful experience for a lay person. The tour has kindled the spirit to know more about our neighborhood...

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Caitlin from New Zealand wrote on 29 October 2019

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Great time

We had our evening rained out, so we sat in a warm room with a digital sky instead. The staff were lovely, we got food and drinks, and it was really interesting learning all of the stuff.

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Rochelle from New Zealand wrote on 29 August 2019

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Beautiful night sky

Very informative and friendly staff. Seeing Saturn in the telescope was the highlight of our trip

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Katie from Australia wrote on 09 September 2019

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Overpriced not worth it

Went to the gondola - decent view of the city on the way up and on the free observation deck. It was cloudy to we didn’t end up doing the star gazing - instead a few nibbles and indoors presentation on a cinema screen. I even got a $20 refund and it still wasn’t worth it. You’re better off going for a drive at night and checking out the stars on your own. As for the gondola/views of the city - yeah they are okay. Not something you couldn’t get almost as good views from somewhere else for free.

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Katie Jackson from Australia wrote on 22 October 2019

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A little let down

Unfortunately our star gazing was cancelled due to the weather, this of course was the risk we ran and while disappointing this was in no way the reason I rated this as disappointing. There was always the risk this adventure was not going to pan out due to circumstances out of anyone's control. What I was surprised at however was the lack of communication and lack of options available at the skyline after 8pm. On night 1 we went up to skyline in the late afternoon expecting to be able to partake in the luge and dinner (both of which we did and greatly enjoyed) before spending some time in the gift shop to get us to our time; however everything shuts at 8 so we than had 90 mins to kill with nothing to do. Given people are around I would think at least there would be an open shop or something to allow people to explore more. On the second night it was clear that we would not be able to star gaze due to weather very early on in the day (constant heavy rain; we however had to travel up to the skyline at 9:30 at night to be told the event wasn't happening to enable a change in date or refund to be processed.

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