That stripe on the right is the Queenstown Gondola. It’s super-steep, and gains about 1500 feet of elevation.
The main reason people go up there is to come back down in some creative or exciting way. There’s one part of that wants to point out that you’d end up in the same place a lot easier by not going at all… but that would be boring!
Early in the morning, a lot of mountain bikers use the lift and barrel down. There’s a little luge-thing at the top, which we rode and which was a lot of fun.
But the best was the paragliders… I wanted to do that but it only goes certain days… next trip.
Our motel was right next to the landing field… here’s a video.