Coronet Peak


Few Showers




Open 11.12.21

Mountain Biking

Open 11.12.21


Up here the views are bigger

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.

Open Hours:

  • Open Thursday - Monday from 11 December 2021 – 3 April 2022
  • 10am - 4pm (8pm on Thursdays)
  • Also Open 7 Days in the last week of December 27 December - 2 January

Children 7 & under are free!

Peak Gondola

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!


Grab your mountain bike and make the most our natural terrain here at Coronet Peak. Starting at the top of the Coronet Express, our trails are flowy and technical with breath-taking alpine views.

Our lift access gives you the extra vertical to ride from top to bottom starting with Upper Rude Rock, the Coronet DH or Coronet XC, through Hot Rod down to the valley floor.

A range of passes are available with a day, sunset or season pass on offer.

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CAFE 1200

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.

Disc Golf

Play New Zealand’s highest disc golf course, combining a game and alpine hike into one!

Take the Peak Gondola to the top of Coronet Peak and play your way down the mountain across the 9 hole course.

Disc's are available to hire for $5.

Coronet Peak, ski Queenstown

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How long is the summer season

We are open daily from 11 December 2021 to 3rd April 2022. Subject to weather conditions.

Closed Christmas day.

What time does the mountain open?

Coronet Peak is open for summer from 10am – 4pm from Thursday to Monday.

On Thursday's, we are open from 10am – 8pm.

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 10:00am.  

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/20 minutes from central Queenstown on a scenic alpine road.

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.