Mark Quickfall

50 years in numbers

Since it launched back in 1967, Skyline reckons more than 17 million people have ridden its gondola to get a bird's-eye view of Queenstown. The tourism giant celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And ahead of the celebrations, it's crunched the...
The big 5-0 is fast approaching for tourist giant Skyline Queenstown. Pitched as New Zealand's most-visited tourist attraction, it's asking locals to get on board to help it celebrate. The birthday bash includes a 50 Years of Fun campaign that will...
Skyline Enterprises hopes to build a $10 million, multi-level parking building behind the base terminal of the Queenstown gondola. The tourism giant has applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to lease a 8361sq m site in Ben Lomond Recreation...

Big spend-up on worker digs

Queenstown's housing crisis has forced a tourism giant and a developer to pursue worker digs. Gondola operator Skyline Enterprises and Queenstown Country Club developer Sanderson Group have moved to provide their own accommodation. And Queenstown's council is nudging others to do the...
Tourism company Skyline Enterprises' striking new $8 million-plus Queenstown lakefront building is being officially named Eichardt's. The contemporary-looking building's name associates it with its historic neighbour, the five-star Eichardt's Private Hotel. There's also a tenancy connection. The new Eichardt's houses the hotel's...
Shotover Jet launches a book next week to celebrate its five decades in adventure tourism. Mountain Scene takes a sneaky peek The elderly American woman shrieked with excitement and fear as the Shotover Jet hurtled through the canyons in shallow water nerve-rackingly close to...
A Queenstown tourism giant's plans for a $100 million redevelopment will go directly to the Environment Court – sent by bureaucrats. Skyline Enterprises Ltd requested the resort's council take the matter out of local planning hands. It argued any decision on its...

Skyline coy over resignation

The boss at one of Queenstown's tourism giants has quit. Jeff Staniland (pictured), who has headed Skyline Enterprises for seven years, will serve a notice period until the end of this month. He steps down as the company faces one of its...

Skyline dominates awards

Skyline Queenstown and the Thomas family have dominated the Westpac Queenstown Business Excellence Awards. Not only did the gondola operator win the supreme award at Saturday night's event — held on home turf on Bob’s Peak — but former long-time...
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