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Skyline Queenstown hosts community celebrations to mark 50th birthday

Skyline Queenstown hosts community celebrations to mark 50th birthday

November 1, 2017. For immediate release.

Skyline Queenstown has today announced it will be hosting two fantastic community events to celebrate its 50th anniversary this month.

New Zealand’s most visited-tourist attraction invites the Queenstown community to an entertaining Kids Go Free morning on November 11, 2017, as well as a special Fifty Years of Fun locals’ day on November 18, 2017.

Skyline Enterprises chairman Mark Quickfall says the pioneering global tourism company wants to acknowledge the Queenstown community for its support over the past 50 years.

“Skyline’s 50th anniversary presents an opportunity for us to give thanks to the local community and all of our supporters over the past five decades. Many people in this community have been integral to the growth and success of Skyline since the first gondola travelled up Bob’s Peak back in 1967,” he says. “We hope that locals will come up and enjoy the facility and join in the celebrations.”

On November 11, 10am-12noon, all children can travel up the gondola free of charge for the Kids Go Free family event. There will also be $6 Luge rides (a 50% discount on the usual price of $12), balloon-making, face painting and $1 ice-creams available.

On November 18, 9am-9pm, Skyline will be hosting a fantastic Fifty Years of Fun locals’ day. All Queenstown residents who supply proof of address are entitled to half-price gondola and Luge rides. There will also be an impressive display of Skyline memorabilia from the past 50 years, as well as $1 birthday cake created by Skyline’s in-house pastry team.

For the entire month of November, locals can purchase a Gondola Annual Pass card at half price at $39.50 per adult, $29.50 per senior or child. Gondola Annual Pass cards entitle the holder to unlimited free gondola rides all year round, as well as exclusive discounts on all Skyline activities, products and restaurants.

“We encourage Queenstown locals to embrace the spirit of fun this November and join us as we head into the next chapter at Skyline,” Quickfall adds.


Skyline Queenstown images (past and present) can be downloaded here.

For further information, please contact:
Skyline Enterprises Chairman Mark Quickfall – +64 27 433 6576,

About Skyline Queenstown
With 220-degree panoramic views spanning from Coronet Peak to the Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak and Cecil Peak, there is no better place to experience the beauty of Queenstown than Skyline Queenstown at the top of Bob’s Peak. Skyline Queenstown is a fun park for all ages and stages and all levels of adrenalin. Skyline Queenstown offers unforgettable family fun – whether it be luging, mountain biking, or walking as well as a range of dining and relaxing options amongst some of the world’s greatest scenery. For more information, please visit the Skyline Queenstown website.

About the Skyline Queenstown gondola development project
As the tourism company prepares to mark its 50th year of operation in 2017, Skyline’s development project involves: Replacing its existing four-seat gondola system with a quieter, more efficient 10-seat Doppelmayr gondola system; expanding the capacity of its restaurant, Stratosfare, from 330 seats to 650 in a flexible configuration for multiple dining options; expanding the panoramic viewing deck from 68sq m to 430sqm and almost doubling its capacity for conferences and events to cater for up to 1000 delegates in purpose-built facilities. The project is a $100 million development, driven by accommodating anticipated growth in visitor numbers to Queenstown over the next 30 years. For more information, please visit the Skyline Gondola development website.

Rebecca Williamson
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