Skyline Queenstown Gondola

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Skyline Queenstown Gondola

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Take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak and take in the panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains.

The Gondola stops to allow a transfer from the wheelchair. There is a choice of having the wheelchair go up in the same gondola or one in front. Skyline also have a chair that can be borrowed. The gondola takes you to restaurant level where accessible toilets are located. There is also a luge. The access to this is down a steep path. You may need assistance to decent and definitely would need assistance to go back up. The use of the luge is possible if you have good strength in your arms to use the breaks on the luge cart.

Rated by Disability Information Service Otago and DRC Queenstown as ‘accessible with assistance’.

Freedom Mobility client feedback:

“The gondola in Queenstown is quite accessible with a small wheelchair to transfer in/out of.” – Keith

“They will slow down or stop the gondola but you would probably need to be able to get into the gondola carriage independently. I recommend emailing them beforehand to explain your needs.” – Anna

“I visited the Skyline gondola – I had to transfer into a special chair that would fit inside the gondola doors, and my own chair rode with me on the adjacent seat in the cabin – but all good and no fuss. I didn’t luge or anything else but the view on its own was worth the trip up there.” – Andy K