Bob's Peak

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Bob\'s Peak featuring an aircraft, mountains and general coastal views

Take in one of New Zealand’s most sublime views and enjoy some high-adrenalin sports at the summit of this famous peak.

Ride in a cable car to the top of Bob’s Peak and enjoy sweeping views back across the lakes and mountains of Queenstown. Sip a hot drink at the mountaintop café, then choose from a range of exciting ways to enjoy the surroundings, including paragliding and luging.

Look up as you walk through Queenstown’s streets and you will almost certainly have a view of Bob’s Peak, reaching 1,476 feet (450 meters) into the sky above the town. Known for its stunning views and adventure sports, the mountain also features the steepest cable car in the Southern Hemisphere. The cable car will take you to the peak in just a few minutes.

Once at the top, take a moment to enjoy the panoramic views. Beyond the red roofs of the town you will see the expansive Lake Wakatipu, with the snow-capped peaks of the aptly named Remarkables providing a magnificent backdrop.

Daredevil visitors can opt to take part in a number of exciting sports. The luge course sends you flying down the mountainside on a small cart. Soar high across the town on a paraglider or explore the superb network of mountain bike trails that wind through the forests around the peak. Hikers will also find great terrain for trails of varying length and difficulty.

Refresh yourself with a drink or snack in the Skyline Café by the summit’s cable car station. Meals are also served here during the day. For a more formal afternoon or evening meal, try the Stratosfare Restaurant. This buffet-style restaurant has a dining room with excellent views of the lake and nearby mountains.

The base of Bob’s Peak is located close to the center of Queenstown and is a short walk from most hotels. The cable car operates year-round, in all weather conditions. There is a small charge to ride the cable car.

Top Hotels Close to Bob's Peak

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
The price is $72 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Queenstown. Steamer Wharf and SKYCITY Wharf ...
3.4/5 Good! (995 reviews)
"Staff were amazing. Room.needed air co. It was extremely hit"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, within a 15-minute walk of Williams Cottage and Skyline Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu is 0.1 mi (0.1 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"The location of the hotel is awesome and room 140 is the best of all, with an outside area, table chairs to sit out, whilst also enjoying your privacy. Staff were very courteous and polite. Will go back over and over again"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is $132 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Skyline Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (669 reviews)
"Modern hotel a pleasant stroll from centre of town."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

QT Queenstown
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Best Lodging Options Near Bob's Peak

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
The price is $72 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is $104 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is $132 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
QT Queenstown
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is $78 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is $104 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Mercure Queenstown Resort
Mercure Queenstown Resort
4 out of 5
Sainsbury Road, Queenstown
The price is $79 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
Mercure Queenstown Resort
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
8 Duke Street, Queenstown
The price is $153 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Heritage Queenstown
Heritage Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
The price is $114 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Heritage Queenstown
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
5 out of 5
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown
The price is $124 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.