Queenstown, South Island

Coronet Peak Cafe 1200 - All day menu, luxury picnic hampers available

Coronet Peak - Mountain bike tracks - rental available

Coronet Peak Sightseeing

Gondola - Hike - Bike - Cafe - Relax

Discover Coronet Peak in summer - no queues, just views!

No effort required - Remarkable 360° panoramas guaranteed.
Our sightseeing chairlift takes your family all the way to the top of 'The Peak' for unsurpassed panoramic views across Queenstown and the Southern Alps – then take a hike (freedom or guided), hire a bike and explore our purpose-made trails, or relax at our cafe and soak in the unique alpine environment of Coronet Peak.
Escape the bustle of town, and be in the mountains in just 20 minutes!

Self-drive or take one of our scheduled buses departing Queenstown every hour for a 16km / 20-minute drive on an easy sealed road with the Wakatipu Basin laid out below you.


Sit back and enjoy a chairlift ride to 1649m. Take in the world-famous views over the Wakatipu basin and across the Southern Alps. It’s Queenstown’s new view, suitable for all and perfect for families or maybe even an iconic wedding photo!
Take a short hike to the iconic Coronet summit for the perfect panorama. While you are on top of the world take a guided hike to Skippers Ridge and peek into another world, or go at your own pace and take one of our luxury picnic hampers along with you.


Purchase your ticket at our base building for a 2pm or 4pm guided adventure. In small groups our guides will take you on a short walk around the summit rocks and out towards Mt Aurum along the ridgeline. On the way you will be shown key points of interest and native flora as well as hear stories of the gold miners and farmers who settled this rugged land. Allow 75 minutes along rolling terrain, supportive footwear required. Minimum of 2 people required. 


The Coronet downhill and cross country trails are open for mountain biking this summer.
More trails are in the pipeline throughout the season so expect a good time, no queues and easy access from Queenstown!
Choose from a full day, sunset or season pass.  (Discounts for NZSki 3 Peak Winter Season Pass holders.)
Bike rentals & workshop facilities available on the mountain.

CAFE 1200

Located right next to the base of the Coronet Express Chairlift and opening out onto a spacious sunny deck this is THE place to lunch this season!   Even if you don't buy a biking or lift pass it's worth coming up to Coronet, enjoying the views and having the highest lunch in town!
Choose from our all-day menu and enjoy your meal with a hot or cold drink. We serve a range of cabinet food, perfect for when you are in a hurry and also create luxury hampers for two or more. Order one with your sightseeing pass and relax in the tussock high above the Wakatipu basin for a lunch to remember!


Need a lift? we run an on the hour return bus service from the Station Building in Queenstown. Relax and enjoy the views. In just an hour or two out of your day you could make your way to the top of the mountain and back.
On-mountain you will find our retail shop with those last-minute necessities as well as some great clothing options well-suited to our environment.



Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.