Coronet Peak

Open For Summer

December 2019

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Opening 1 Dec - 31 Mar


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Just a 16km / 20-minute drive from Queenstown on an easy sealed road with the Wakatipu Basin laid out below you. Enjoy fantastic 360° views of Queenstown and the Southern Alps from the top of our Peak Gondola - space and time are yours.

Prices are great value and even better if you are a 2019 3 Peak Winter Season Pass holder, as discounts apply.

Peak Gondola Pass

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

Purchase your ticket at our base building and then meet at the top of the Coronet Express on our viewing deck at 2pm or 4pm. 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. Allow 75 minutes along rolling terrain, supportive footwear required. Minimum of 2 people required.

Mountain Biking

The Coronet downhill and cross country opens for mountain biking this summer. Expect a good time, no queues and easy access from Queenstown.

Queenstown Bike Taxi’s will also be supporting the Rude Rock trail on a per ride and 4 hour basis.

A good range of passes available with a Day, Sunset or Season pass on offer and discounts for NZSki 3 Peak Winter Season Pass holders.

Torpedo 7 Bike rentals & workshop facilities will be available on the mountain.

More trails are in the pipeline for next summer.

Cafe 1200

Located right next to the base of the Coronet Express and opening out onto a spacious sunny deck. Choose from our all-day menu and enjoy your meal with a hot or cold drink. We serve a range of cabinet food, perfect for when you are in a hurry and also create luxury hampers for two or more. Order one with your Peak Gondola Pass and relax in the tussock high above the Wakatipu basin for a lunch to remember.

Easy to get here & lots to do!

Need a lift? we run an on the hour return bus service from the Station Building in Queenstown. Relax and enjoy the views. In just an hour or two out of your day you could make your way to the top of the mountain and back. On mountain you will find our retail shop with those last-minute necessities as well as some great clothing options well suited to our environment.