• Arrowtown, OTA NZ
  • 7.5°
  • Temperature: 45.5°F / 7.5°C | Humidity: 98% | Pressure: 29.50in / 999hPa (Falling) | Conditions:  | Wind Direction: NW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h
  • Hamilton, WKO NZ
  • 16.6°
  • Temperature: 61.8°F / 16.6°C | Humidity: 88% | Pressure: 29.60in / 1002hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Rain | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 1.0mph / 1.6km/h

A Brief History of Skyline

Mar - Skyline aquires Christchurch International Airport I-Site
June - Skyline Queenstown announces $60 million development plans for its iconic facility.

Mar - Skyline Rotorua turns 30 years old.
Oct - Stargazing launches at Skyline Rotorua.
Nov - Construction begins for Skyline's major luge development in Tongyeong City, South Korea.
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Mar - Skyline Enterprises announces plans for a $6m high-end premium retail development in the heart of the resort town’s CBD.
Apr - The Directors of Skyline Enterprises announce the election of Mark Quickfall to the role of Chairman.
Nov - Skyline introduce Stratosfare as the exciting new dining restaurant experience at both Queenstown and Rotorua. 

Apr - Twenty-eight years after opening with its world-first Luge operation, Skyline Rotorua hits its 15 millionth Luge ride.
Dec - Skyline Queenstown turns to jelly with the launch of it's new Jelly Belly, Jelly Bean Store.

June - Skyline Enterprises announces it's sixth Luge operation to be built in Tongyeong City, Korea.

Jan - Skyline Queenstown commence a trial season for mountain biking - New Zealand's first Gondola assist bike lift.
Aug - Skyline Enterprises purchases Totally Tourism, an umbrella company that operates iconic tourism brands including The Helicopter Line, Mitre Peak Cruises, Milford Sound Scenic Flights, Queenstown Combos, Challenge Rafting, Harris Mountains Heli-Ski, Air Fiordland, Wanaka Flightseeing and Glacier Helicopters.
Sep - A fifth Luge site is annouced to open for the 2013 summer in Calgary, Canada.
Sep - Skyline Queenstown opens the first official mountain bike season.

Skyline Enterprises go through company re-brand for all Gondola and Luge sites.

Stake sold in the Crown Plaza, Christchurch and Christchurch Casino holdings increased.
2007-2008 financial year, Skyline Enterprises posts a record profit.

Jul - Opening of new $10 million Gondola system in Rotorua.
Sep - Opening of Luge on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Jul  - Skyline Enterprises invested about $60 million in buying eight prime properties in Central Queenstown.
Agreement reached on Luge project at Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Mountain View Lodge sold.
Jun - Opening of Luge at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada.

Sky Alpine Casino in Queenstown opened.

Oct - Dunedin Casino opened.

Skyline Skyrides Rotorua won the New Zealand Tourism Award in the Activity and Adventure Tourism category.
Queenstown Luge opened.

Major expansions carried out at Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown.
Christchurch Casino opened.
Barry Thomas awarded the New Zealand Tourism Industry Sir Jack Newman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism.

Mar - Major expansion to the Skyline Bob’s Peak restaurant complex completed.
Mar - In its 25th year, Skyline recorded a record profit of $2.2 million

Jan - Hylton Hensman awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for public service.
Nov - Doppelmayer Gondola, terminals, restaurant and souvenir shop extension opened in Queenstown.

Jun - Skyline awarded the Inbound Tour Operators Council Operator of the Year Award and the New Zealand Tourist Industry Federation Travel Enterprise Award.
Nov - Construction of the new Doppelmayer Gondola began in Queenstown. 

Jan - 25 new units completed at Leisure Lodge, Dunedin.
Mar - Skyline Skyrides in Rotorua opened.
Sep - 18 additional units completed at Blue Peaks Lodge, Queenstown.

Feb - Beginning of construction of Skyline Skyrides, Rotorua. 
May - Skyline Building in Ballarat Street, Queenstown, demolished for building of shopping mall and administration offices.

May - Skyline purchased the balance of Leisure Lodge shares from SIMU.

Aug - Leisure Lodge Motor Inn, Dunedin, completed and operated on a 50/50 basis with SIMU.

Apr - An additional 29 units with lounge and house-bar completed at Mountain View Lodge.
Jun - Hylton Hensman awarded the New Zealand Tourism Industry Sir Jack Newman Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Tourism.

Dec - Subsidiary company Skyline Tours commissioned and operated Blue Peaks Lodge, Queenstown.

Apr - Skyline acquired all shares in Queenstown Tourist Company, operators of Mountain View Lodge.
May - Extensions to the Chalet to form the licensed restaurant at Skyline completed.
Aug - Accommodation and Booking Agents (Queenstown) acquired, giving Skyline a sales office in the heart of Queenstown.

17 Nov - The Queenstown Gondola opened.

19 Apr - Skyline Enterprises incorporated with the purpose of installing a Gondola and restaurant on Bob’s Peak.
Aug - Gondola construction begins.

10 Jan - Chalet on Bob’s Peak opened by Skyline Tours Ltd.


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