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If you are looking for a day out with your family and friends then Skyline Queenstown has to be at the top of your Queenstown must do list. 'There's More to Enjoy' with the Gondola, Luge, café, restaurant, bar, star gazing, mountain biking access, walking tracks and souvenir store... all with the most stunning views in Queenstown!
From a simple roadway up Bob’s Peak in the early 1960s to the thriving multi-attraction business that it is today, Skyline Enterprises has a fascinating and fast-paced history.
In 1961 Mr Ian Hamilton (the owner of a small bus company) had a very steep road (1.5 miles with an average grade of 1 in 7 and in places 1 in 4.5) constructed so he could bring visitors up to the Skyline vantage point by bus.
Mr Hamilton was tragically killed in a car accident and his shares were bought by Mr John Dumble. Skyline Tours was formed by Mr Hensman, Mr Dumble, and Mr Cliff M. Broad. In November 1963 construction of a Chalet on Bob’s Peak was started.
The Chalet on Bob’s Peak was officially opened by the mayor of Queenstown, Mr George Cochrane, in January 1964. Skyline Tours used two mini buses to ferry clientele to this vantage point or, alternatively, people could walk up, receiving a certificate for doing so.
In 1966 Skyline Enterprises was formed as a public company with the purpose of building an aerial gondola from Queenstown up to the chalet. The first gondola travelled up Bob's Peak on November 3, 1967.
Over 45 years later and what was once a chalet is now an award winning restaurant, market kitchen cafe, private function facility and event venue. It’s also home to a large range of activities and attractions including the Luge, mountain biking trails, stargazing tours, walking tracks, paragliding and Bungy jumping.