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Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing

Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 0101
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Perched high above Queenstown, keen stargazers have the opportunity to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye. Skyline Stargazing will take visitors to a specially-constructed area high above the Gondola, where there is no trespassing light, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky. Top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights, from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebulas, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies.
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Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 0101

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I went stargazing last week - such a great experience. First we got to travel up to Skyline in the gondola and saw the whole of Queenstown twinkling below us in the darkness. When we got to the top we were greeted...More

Thank x_sophiee_x_x
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people talked didn’t have enough professional knowledge. Some couldn’t remember names of stars and distances. Ant about viewing from telescope we got to see only few things from it and they are very tiny as same as we see from naked eye. Only difference...More

Thank Chammi D
SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Chammi, thanks for the taking the time to leave a review and giving us the feedback to help us improve. It sounds like you may have been on a tour on a night where a new guide was training, there are so many big...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A dark and sometimes steep walk to the viewing area, but well worth the effort. The guides are really enthusiastic and answered all the questions readily. We had a bright moonlit night for our visit, but not too chilly. The viewing of the stars and...More

Thank TrB876
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide (american, have forgotten his name! Sorry!) was absolutely awesome. He was very informative and kept us entertained the whole time with plenty of mind blowing facts and great jokes! He made sure that everyone of us saw the awesomeness through the telescopes. Definitely...More

Thank rhysking91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do go on this trip even if you just like looking at the night sky in Queenstown it is a great taster into stargazing. Our guide Jesse James obviously knew his stuff and over our hour with him his enthusiasm definitely began to rub off...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went on this Star gazing your with Jesse James as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. Jesse turned something that could have just been good, into an amazing experience that we'll remember forever. Thanks Jesse and Queenstown :)More

Thank Katie-Marie W
SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We are so thrilled to hear you had such a marvellous time here in Queenstown and particularly on our stargazing experience. We are so pleased Jesse was not only able to entertain you but also give you some new knowledge to take home with you....More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Thought that our experience was absolutely amazing! Our guide Jesse James was enthusiastic and awesome at explaining all the different facts behind each of the sights shown to us in the tour, and was equally as good at answering any questions asked :) the sights...More

Thank Grace M
SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Grace, we are so glad you enjoyed our night sky presented by Jesse James. I am sure you have all sorts of new fun facts to share with your friends as well as a new found passion for our beautiful night sky.

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Went in knowing nothing and my mind was blown- siriusly! Jesse James was a delight and showed us the Jewel Box cluster, 47 Tucanae and even Saturn! Phenomenal.

Thank Emma H
SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Wow Emma we are so glad you had such a mind blowing experience :) Jesse sure is great at sharing the wonders of our night sky!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a must do in Queenstown! Especially if you are from one of those parts in the world where artificial lightening prevent you to see the show that we have each day inthe sky. In any case, the guides are very celar in their...More

Thank CarloAlberto R
SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

CarloAlberto, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so lucky down here to have such limited light pollution so you can see the stars, milky way and Magellanic clouds so clearly and we love sharing the experience, we are so glad you...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went for it on a whim because it seemed a good idea since we can hardly see stars from where we come from (a brightly lit city). I certainly wasn't looking forward to it because it was cold, but they provide awesome down jackets...More

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We are so happy to hear Christian was able to give you a good 101, I'm sure you left with a whole new appreciation for the night sky!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time up Skyline with us and yes the Canadian Goose down...More

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Response from Gemma H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about securing the time, but I can confirm that when I did it in April, the stargazing included the gondola ride as well as the star gazing tour, and a nice hot chocolate at the end.
Hyojin A
22 December 2016|
Response from VKP1981 | Reviewed this property |
Go for the 11pm one. It's a guided tour and on a secure property so I don't foresee any danger as such. It's a sight when you take the gondola ride at night. Enjoy!