A guided tour of our galaxy
The clear, unpolluted skies of Queenstown are the perfect setting for Skyline Queenstown's stargazing experience.
Perched high above Queenstown and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, keen stargazers have the opportunity to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye, and impossible to see in many other locations around the world.
Skyline Stargazing takes visitors to a specially-constructed area high above the Gondola, where there is no trespassing light, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky.
Top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights, from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebulas, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies.
Stargazing tours run for 75 minutes and are available year round, after dark!
|Gondola & Stargazing||$89||$47||$252|
|Gondola, Dinner & Stargazing||$135||$67||$335|
You can now book your unique stargazing experience online. Simply go to our buy now page and purchase your tickets!
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance, if you require assistance or a last minute booking, call our reservations team for assistance on +64 3 441 0085. Terms and Conditions apply.
Guests take the journey up the Skyline Gondola and are greeted in the Restaurant lounge by our experienced stargazing guide. After a quick orientation the tour will begin with a short walk to our purpose built stargazing viewing platform on top of Bob's Peak.
Enjoy constellation and sky interpretation, while using quality telescopes to look deep into our galaxy.
What to wear:
Please come dressed for a light walk and for being outside. Warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are advised. We provide complimentary use of Canada goose down jackets for the duration of the tour.
Tours will run with groups of up to 50 people, however minimum numbers may apply for some sessions. All tours can be tailored to suit individual groups and knowledge levels. Please contact our Skyline Information team for more details.
Each tour will be lead by one of our experienced guides. Meet our Stargazing Guides here!
Times and Dates:
Tours depart daily. Please allow up to 2 hours, including the Gondola transit time for your Stargazing tour.
You will need to arrive at the base of the Gondola at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Session times vary as sunset times change regularly.
See full stargazing timetable.
Get close to the Moon
Experience the stars
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The Inside Track
8 December 2016
We are entering into the Geminids which is a period from Dec 7th to 14th where we will get more shooting stars than any other time of the year, in fact we can get more than 100 an hour!
Once in a lifetime...
9 November 2016
On November 15th during the Stargazing tour on Bob’s Peak, a monstrous moon will rise up from behind the Remarkables Mountain range and it will be the closest Full Moon to the Earth in the last 68 years!