Coronet Peak

Summer Experience

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Weather

Rain 7.9°

Weather

7.9°

Rain

Mountain

Open 18 Dec

Sightseeing

Closed

Mountain Biking

Closed

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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.

Peak Gondola

10am - 6:30pm Thurs - Sun Open until 8:30pm on Fridays

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 enjoy a scenic hike out to the Skippers Ridge.

Mountain Biking

10am - 6:30pm Thurs - Sun Open until 8:30pm on Fridays

Bike Hire Available

Bike Workshop On-site

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.

Cafe & Bar

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.

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

How long is the summer season

We are open daily from 18 December 2020 to 14th March 2021. Subject to weather conditions.

Closed Christmas day.

What time does the mountain open?

Coronet Peak is open from 10am – 6.30pm from Thursday to Sunday.

On Fridays, we are open from 10am – 8:30pm Fridays

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 minute drive 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.