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 Thursday - Monday from 11 December 2021 – 3 April 2022
- 10am - 4pm (8pm on Thursdays)
The Upper Rude Rock Trail Is Open!
The NEW Upper Rude Rock Trail is OPEN! Get stoked on 3.6km of berms and flow coming off the top of Coronet Express.
The new trail has been crafted by the experienced team at Dirt Tec Trails and now enables you to send it to the valley floor for 1200m of singletrack by connecting to the existing trails at Coronet Peak. Or you can drop down to the base of the Coronet Express to lap the mountain.
NEW for summer is the Coronet Peak bike shuttle. Collecting from the bottom of Hot Rod on Station Rd, the base of the hill/access road (Malaghans Rd) and Rude Rock crossing - Skippers Saddle.
Celebrating 75 Years
From humble beginnings that required a long walk up to a single rope tow, Coronet Peak has evolved over 75 years, building on its position as the birthplace of commercial skiing in New Zealand. We have a lot planned in 2022 to celebrate this milestone but need your help to tell the full story of Coronet Peak. Stories connect and unite us, and allow us to share feelings and memories. With 75 years of history, the mountain and its people have so many stories to tell. If you have Coronet Peak stories, images and videos to share, please let us know.
From humble beginnings that required a long walk up to a single rope tow, Coronet Peak has evolved over 75 years, building on its position as the birthplace of commercial skiing in New Zealand.
We have a lot planned in 2022 to celebrate this milestone but need your help to tell the full story of Coronet Peak.
Stories connect and unite us, and allow us to share feelings and memories. With 75 years of history, the mountain and its people have so many stories to tell. If you have Coronet Peak stories, images and videos to share, please let us know.
Children 7 & under are free!
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!
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.
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.
COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights)
New Zealand is operating under a 3-tier traffic light system.
While you are visiting our mountains, we ask that you adhere to the government guidelines which we are following for ORANGE.
You are legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to use Coronet Peak’s facilities which have vaccination requirements – unless 12years 3months or younger.
Please stay home if you are unwell.
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.
Also open 7 days a week from 23 December through 10 January.
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.