The Gondola & Luge, Queenstown

Good morning from Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s most popular cities, it’s a beautiful autumn day today, May the Eighth.

The area itself is quite beautiful, with the South island’s Lake Wakatipu set against the Southern Alps.

Queenstown is known for its amazing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and for its adventure sports.

Depending on what time of year you visit, there’s different attractions and activities to part take in. In winter, back country skiing offers the country’s biggest jumps. In summer paragliding, mountain biking and bungee jumping are all super fun.

We’ve just had a very fun after noon in the area. We spent a very enjoyable three hours on the gondolas, which wasn’t much of a gondola, more of a chairlift to the top of the mountain.

It’s very nice, with amazing views of the Remarkables, a mountain range and ski field in Otago. The range definitely lives up to its name, making for a beautiful backdrop for lake Wakatipu.

We also partook in some luge activity. It was really good fun—not very scary. There’s two luge rides, one that’s scenic and then one that’s slightly faster. It cost us $45 each including the ride up and two luge rides.

We would definitely recommend the luge ride and the gondolas. It’s a great way to spend half the day. There’s other things to do up there as well, like mountain biking and skiing in the winter.

You can book some of your Queenstown activities including the gondola rides here.

New Zealand Travel Review says: Come to Queenstown, do the gondola, do the luges.

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