Skyline Gondola & Luge Queenstown

For those of you who have yet to visit Queenstown – the town looks somewhat ‘Instagrammed.’ The views are absolutely stunning and the best way to make the most of the photo opportunities is to pay a visit to Skyline Queenstown.

Here at Base we really do live the dream! We get to experience all of the activities in each Base location! Tiera from Base Queenstown was lucky enough to head up to the top of Skyline Gondola and have a whirl at the Luge! Here's what she had to say...

Skyline has a reputation for a reason. The experience begins with a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob's Peak. At the top I was absolutely stunned by the views that Queenstown had to offer. Unfortunately we made the journey on a cloudy day but the views did not disappoint! I can't wait to visit the Skyline on a clear day!

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When we reached the top we made our way to the Luge tracks. There are 2 800m long Luge tracks on offer - one for the beginners and one for the thrill seekers. First we received a few instructions from the guides and had a 'practice' run down the beginner hill - even for a beginners track the experience is still more than enough to thrill you!

Now an 'expert' luge rider, we made our way down the advanced trail where there are many turns and hills that give you some serious air - WOO!

All in all, it was a fantastic day! And don’t be put off by the posters that have smiling family photos of kids luging, it is rather a competitive sport and suitable for the fun, enthusiastic, crazy adults!!!