Five reasons to visit Coronet Peak this summer

We've pulled together five of the top reasons to visit Coronet Peak this summer. So it's no excuses, get yourself up here!

1. The best DH dirt around

The world-class Downhill mountain bike track is a must-do for avid mountain bikers. This track is well-known in Queenstown for being fast, flowy and technical. It’s host to one of the New Zealand Downhill Mountain Bike Championships series events and locals love it. Not for the faint of heart but this dirt is as good as it gets.

2. Top to bottom mountain biking

Enjoy 1600m of vertical! From the top of Coronet Peak you can get all the way to the valley floor below without getting off your bike. Both our DH and XC trails link up to trails further down the mountain so you can keep the heart pumping for longer. Make sure you leave a vehicle at the bottom so you can come back up and enjoy a well-deserved brew with a view.

Mountain Biking at Coronet Peak

3. The views

Speaking of views – the one from the top of Coronet Express is second to none. You can either soak up the impressive vista of the Wakatipu basin from the accessible viewing platform or take the five-minute walk up to the weather station for 360° views overlooking true New Zealand back country, the Southern Alps and Queenstown.

4. Frisbee golf course

The newest nine-holes in town! Take the gondola up and get competitive on the way down as you battle with the views and the vertical to keep your frisbee flying in the right direction. A great summer Sunday afternoon activity, especially if you finish with a pizza on the deck afterwards.

5. The events calendar

This summer the Peak has an action-packed events calendar. A sneak peek below or head to our events page for the full rundown.

On Sunday 20 December Santa is paying a visit to the Peak specially for your furry friends. Bring your pet up between 12-4pm for a photo with Santa and add a classic photo to your fridge or Instagram feed.

Every Friday night from 8 January you can kick off the weekend ripping down the best dirt in NZ. We’ll have live music on the deck with different artists each week.

On Sunday 14 February the best DH riders in NZ will be competing in the final round of the MTBNZ National DH Series. It’s a spectacular sight and a great excuse to bring the family up to check it out.

Coronet Peak Events