COVID-19 Information: March 26: Skyline Queenstown has temporarily closed operations effective immediately. This is in line with the New Zealand Government moving the Covid-19 alert level to level 4 and the directive requiring all non-essential New Zealand businesses to close. We will continue to closely monitor these evolving conditions and follow the recommendations and directives from the Government and the Ministry of Health.  Click here for more information.

Watching the Milky Way above the Remarkables Mountain Range On A Skyline Queenstown Stargazing Tour.

Stargazing In Queenstown

Explore Our Galaxy

Take a Gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, situated high above Queenstown, and journey into the hidden world of the Southern night sky with our awe-inspiring Stargazing tour.

On clear nights, our knowledgeable stargazing guides will lead you up Bob’s Peak where, with our powerful telescopes, you will discover sights from our galaxy not visible to the naked eye. 

After the 60-minute tour (approximately) you're welcome to stay longer and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate in our Stratosfare Bar.

No matter the weather, we offer both an outdoor and indoor Stargazing Experience so you are guaranteed to enjoy your night. In case the conditions are unsuitable for the outdoor experience, we will offer you the option to book for an outdoor tour at a later date or settle into our Moonlight Theatre with a complimentary drink and snack for the indoor experience, "A Journey into the Night Sky"*.

A truly unique and memorable experience, Skyline Queenstown’s Stargazing tour is a must do.

Tour Information

  • Always wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes! We will provide you with a Canada Goose down jacket to help keep you cosy and warm, however, temperatures can drop well below 0°C especially during winter.
  • The default tour language will be English, but we offer Mandarin/Cantonese/Japanese commentary on request. Please speak to our friendly reservations team to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How often do tours run?

    Stargazing tours run daily and you’ll need to allow up to two hours, including the Gondola ride time for your Stargazing tour. Arrive at the base of the Gondola at least 30 minutes before the start of the tour or dinner. Session times do vary as sunset times change regularly. Check out the full Stargazing Timetable.

  • Are reservations required?

    Yes, as tours seats are limited, we would recommend reserving a spot on the Stargazing tour you wish to attend.

    Check availability and buy your tickets here.

  • Are there combo tickets for Gondola & Dinner & Stargazing?

    Yes! We invite guests to plan their activities to best experience what Skyline has to offer. We offer a combo ticket of Gondola, Dinner & Stargazing. Check availability and buy your tickets here. Check out the specific activity times here.

  • Do children pay?

    We offer reduced child rates for those aged between 5 and under 15 years old. Infants under the age of 5 years old can go on the tour Free of Charge.

  • How big are the groups?

    Tours will run with groups of up to 22 people and minimum numbers may apply for some sessions. All of our Stargazing tours can be tailored to suit individual groups and knowledge levels and each session will be lead by one of our experienced Stargazing guides.

  • What happens if the weather does not permit the running of the outdoor tour?

    Our Stargazing guides keep a close eye on the weather during the day and if they feel conditions are less than ideal for the outdoor tour, they will run the indoor tour. Sometimes this decision may not be made until tour time due to the ever-changing and unpredictable weather in Queenstown. On the nights when cloud fills the sky, join us on our “A Journey through the night sky” indoor tour option which uses high tech software to replicate our night sky here in Queenstown. You will see everything you can see on the outdoor tour plus more, as our program allows us to delve further into space than visible with telescopes here on earth.

  • What should I wear?

    We provide complimentary use of the world's leading extreme outerwear, Canada Goose down jackets. Even so, come dressed for a light walk and for being outside. We’re in an alpine location and the tour is over 750 metres above sea level, so warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. 

  • What languages are offered on the Stargazing tours?

    The default tour language will be English, but we offer Mandarin/Cantonese/Japanese commentary on request. Get in touch with our reservations team to find out more.

  • When will I find out if the outdoor tour will take place or not?

    Sometimes this decision may not be made until tour time due to the ever-changing and unpredictable weather in Queenstown. 

    On the nights when cloud fills the sky, join us on our “A Journey through the night sky” indoor tour option.

  • Can I cancel my booking?

    Stargazing bookings can be cancelled without penalty up until noon on the day of the booking. 

    Note: Restaurant bookings made in conjunction with Stargazing tours will be subject to a 24-hour cancellation notice period for the restaurant booking.

  • Do you provide refunds?

    Refunds are not payable if you cancel after 12.00pm on the day of the booked tour.

    If conditions require that the tour is to be run in the Moonlight Theatre you will have three choices:

    • Re-book for another date where space is available.
    • Join the indoor tour and receive a $20 refund per adult or $10 per child.
    • Or take a full refund for the Stargazing tour.

Share Your Experiences

Why not give us a Trip Advisor review? We would love to hear about your experience with us.