Going, going ... gondola: NZ's biggest tourism drawcard gets busier

Going, going ... gondola: NZ's biggest tourism drawcard gets busier
New gondolas will triple the number of visitors. (Image: SEL)
Brent Melville
Queenstown’s famous gondolas have been carrying visitors up to Bob’s Peak, New Zealand’s most visited attraction, since 1987. As of Sunday, their jobs are done. And, having served their purpose – ferrying more than 800,000 visitors a year for almost four decades – the four-seaters are being replaced with new 10-seat Doppelmayr units made in Austria.It's all part of Skyline Enterprises’ $250 million upgrade to its flagship Queenstown hillside asset.The first chunk of work, from early May, will include...

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