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Monday, 3 September 2007 : Filed under: Otago E-Mail This Article

Skyline Gondola Queenstown
View of Queenstown area from the Skyline Gondola Complex – Queenstown, New Zealand

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Comment by josh — September 3, 2007 @ 7:51 pm

This is the view from the Skyline complex, located high above Queenstown. There is a gondola running from town up the mountain, and at the top there is a restaurant, cafe, bunjy, paragliding, and a luge.

The photo above was taken when Jon came to visit. We took the 1 hour hike instead of the $17 gondola ride to the top. Jon barely made it. Unfortunately the luge (think going downhill pretty fast in a little rolling car with wheels and handlebars) had just closed for the day.

Beth and I still wanted to do the luge, so we hiked back up yesterday. The luge was pretty fun, and the view was pretty much the same.

It took me 12 hours to get this post up after I posted the photo. Something went wrong w/the web host and at the same time we were racing to get out the door and up to Remarkables by 9am. There was a good dump of snow last night (25cm), and the riding today was great. Just when we had thought the season was over, it’s back.

Comment by Peg Moore — September 5, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

The hike sounds wonderful (if fit) and awful (if not fit). The luge sounds exhilarating, giddy-making, and terrifying! The restaurant and all, high above with such gorgeous views, look like such an awesome experience. And to think you get to take it all repeatedly! And, wow, a fresh new batch of snow, just when you’re thinking of moving on. How does that affect your departure timing? Love! :-)

Comment by Clara — September 5, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

The photo is beautiful. And the hike really sounds envigorating. I’m glad you did the luge. Let’s see, if it’s the beginning of September here, that’s like the beginning of March–weatherwise–in New Zealand. Keep on having fun. When do you leave for Australia?

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