Coronet Peak

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Up here the views are bigger

Open Daily from 11am - 6:30pm

Take in the most impressive views Queenstown has to offer up Coronet Peak this summer. Just a 16km / 20-minute drive from Queenstown on an easy sealed road with the Wakatipu Basin laid out below you.

 Enjoy a scenic ride to the summit in our eight-seater gondola cabins on the brand new Coronet Peak Express, or explore the native meadows on foot with a Guided Hike.

Our café is the perfect spot to soak up the best views in town while sipping on a coffee or grabbing a bite, or you can spoil yourself with a picnic hamper and enjoy it on the mountain.

If adrenaline is more your thing you can hire a mountain bike, take a quick chairlift ride to the top then make your way down the heart pumping hills.  

Peak Gondola Pass

11am - 6:30pm daily

Sit back and enjoy a gondola ride to 1649m. Enjoy world famous views over the Wakatipu basin and back to the divide of the Southern Alps. It’s Queenstown’s new view, suitable for all and perfect for families or maybe even an iconic wedding photo! Take a short hike to the summit for the perfect panorama. While you are up on top of the world take a guided hike out to the Skippers Ridge or go at your own pace and take one of our picnic hampers along with you.

Guided Hikes

Get out into nature and explore the native meadows of Coronet Peak with one of our guides. In small groups, our guides will take you on a short walk around the summit rocks and out towards Mt Aurum along the ridgeline. On the way you will be shown key points of interest and native flora as well as hear stories of the goldminers and farmers who settled this rugged land.

Mountain Biking

11am -6:30pm daily

Grab your mountain bike and make the most of the natural terrain at Coronet Peak. Starting at the top of the Coronet Express chairlift, our trails are fun, flowy and technical with breathtaking alpine views. You can expect an epic time, and because trails are accessed by chairlift it means you get faster laps and more vertical. A range of passes are available with a day, sunset or season pass on offer.

Bring your own bike or rent one from Torpedo 7 on mountain.
Full Day Mountain Bike Rentals from $119.

The Coronet XC trail is rated an intermediate grade 3, while the Coronet DH trail is for the more confident rated at expert grade 5. You can also access Slip Saddle (grade 6) and Rude Rock (grade 4).

Cafe 1200

11am - 6:30pm

Prefer your coffee or lunch with a view? Dine at Café 1200, located in our base building, where you can choose from the all-day menu or freshly prepared cabinet food while soaking up the sun on our spacious deck. A selection of local Central Otago wine and craft beer is available along with hot and cold drinks. Celebrating a special occasion or just want to spoil yourself then a two-person picnic hamper is the way to go.

Coronet Peak Bus Service

Need a lift? Our transport team will take you from Duke St in central Queenstown to Coronet Peak in our comfortable modern buses. This service runs every hour from 10:30am - 5:30pm with return trips leaving Coronet Peak on the hour from 12pm - 7pm from 1st December - 31st March.

Looking for our winter site?

Spectacular roller coaster terrain makes Coronet Peak ski area one of New Zealand's most exciting ski resort destinations. As the home of Night Ski, Coronet Peak lights it up Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights for more skiing and epic parties after the sun goes down in Queenstown.

Our Earlybird Sale is on now. Score epic deals to ski Coronet Peak and Queenstown this winter.

FAQs

What time does the mountain open?

Coronet Peak is open daily from 11am - 6:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Lift and sightseeing facilities are subject to weather conditions. 

Can I get food on the mountain?

You bet! We’ve got Cafe 1200 located just next to the chairlift to keep you fueled and hydrated for an epic day on the downhill. 

Cafe opens at 11:00am.  

Our licensed facility is a great place to savour the local beers and wines after a day on the hill. 

How do I get there?

Getting to Coronet Peak is easy; we’re the closest mountain to Queenstown, only 16kms away. There are a few ways to get here, visit our Transport Page for more details.

First bus departs our downtown sales office at 10:30am. Find out more here. 

Any additional questions regarding transport, please phone us on 0800 697 547.

What do I need to bring?

The Queenstown weather can sometimes give us all 4 seasons in one day so it is important that you are prepared for an alpine environment.  Please note there are no trees for shelter from the elements up here. 

We recommend you have sturdy footwear, bring sunblock, hats, and extra layers. And of course, don't forget your camera to capture the epic views! 

Forgot the sunscreen?! Punctured your tire? Don't panic, our retail area will have everything to keep you covered. 

Does your cafe have wifi?

Yes, we have fast, free wifi at Coronet Peak. You can come up here and work while enjoying the cafe and views. 

Do you allow dogs to come up and ride the gondola?

Yes, your pooch can join you in the gondola and on the mountain. We do ask you to keep all dogs on a lead.