'Adventure Capital of the World'.
Trip Start Aug 24, 2011
41Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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You can see from the video below ("click on it to view") we did the Skyline gondola which is the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere. The best vistas in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama. With numerous observation decks around the complex it offers breathtaking views of Coronet Peak & The Remarkables, over the city and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks
Gondola Quick Stats
- Bottom Terminal Elevation: 340m (1,115ft)
- Top Terminal: 790m (2,591ft)
- Vertical Rise: 450m (1,476ft)
- Total Length: 730m (2,395ft)
- Incline Angle: average of 37.1 degrees
The town has also been used as a movie set with the city and the surrounding area contains many locations used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy as well as the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It was also used as the base for filming the George Lucas 1988 fantasy film Willow.