Coronet Peak

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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.


We are now closed for summer, see you in December!

Peak Gondola

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.

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.

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).

Alpine Adventure Disc Golf

$30 Per Person

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

This challenging 9 hole course is suited to experienced disc golfers, expect to encounter, cross winds, up drafts and waist high tussocks in this alpine environment.

Alpine Disc Golf is free ($10 refundable deposit on disc hire) but, to access the Disc Golf course you will need a lift ticket. See our Guest Services team for a lift ticket or if you’re feeling fit, you're welcome to hike up!

$30 per person for two Peak Gondola rides and Frisbee disc hire, so you can play 18 holes.

Coronet Peak Course Details

Course Type: Seasonal December - March
# Holes: 9
Target Type: Posts
Elevation: 1600m top, 1200m bottom
Foliage: Tussock and grass
Course Length: 1758m
Hole Lengths:
- Under 100m: 1
- Between 100-200m: 6
- Over 200m: 2

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.


How long is the summer season

We are open daily from 1st December to 29th March. Subject to weather conditions.

Closed Christmas day.

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. 

Locals Week Terms & Conditions

The Locals Week offer can be redeemed only once between 16 December 2019 - 5th January 2020 and is valid for a single trip on the gondola OR one mountain bike run on the Coronet Express chairlift. 

To receive the offer, guests must present evidence that they have lived in the Queenstown Lakes District for at least 3 months (utility bill, letter of offer form employer, an addressed statement from bank or have a QT address on your mypass profile; paper or digital copy is fine).  Lakes District includes: Queenstown, Arrowtown, Gibbston Valley, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka, Tarras, Cromwell, Hawea and Makaroa.

Bus transport is separate from locals week and is $25 per adult, $15 per child, and 5 & under travel free with a paying adult.