Skyline’s ‘viewing cube’ put off


The installation of a suspended viewing cube on Skyline Queenstown’s viewing deck has been put back until next winter.

In May, the company announced plans for a glass box on which visitors could walk and have their picture taken.

The original plan was to have it in place by early this month.

But Skyline Queenstown general manager Lyndon Thomas says that’s now likely to happen next May or June.

“It’s not as simple as putting in a window.”

The glass manufacturer and engineering firm involved were busy with other work and it is getting too close to peak visitor season for the job to proceed.

“It’s not the end of the world – we’ll get it done,” Thomas says.

“It would have been nice, but there is a fair bit going on in Queenstown.”

The 2m-high cube, with a 1sq m floor area, will be suspended from above, and have the capacity to take four people weighing up to 130kg each.

Otago Daily Times