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

Reservations essential. Dinner and Stargazing packages to be booked via email or phone. You can book your Gondola & 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.

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Tour Information

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.

Group size:
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

   View of the moon from the Skyline Gondola Stargazing experience in Queenstown, New Zealand


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