Skyline Enterprises

From haka to the heavens

A long-running cultural tourist attraction will be replaced by indoor stargazing in a shake-up at Skyline Queenstown. Maori cultural attraction Kiwi Haka's on the hunt for a new home after boss Norman Ruru decided to shift it from Skyline, its...

New CEO’s view from the top

How does someone who's spent most of their working life in pharmaceuticals end up running a Queenstown-based tourism giant? Boss Geoff McDonald discusses his job switch with Philip Chandler on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Skyline Queenstown's...

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...

Chamber ready for fight

Queenstown's chamber of commerce president says the resort would be "crippled" without foreign workers. Richard Thomas is hopeful the new government will take a regional approach to immigration, despite promising to slash net migration. "They can't take an Auckland-like approach to...

O’Connells mall makeover

Skyline Enterprises plans to pump more than $10 million into a revamp of Queentown's main shopping mall. Skyline chairman Mark Quickfall confirmed a rebuild of O'Connells, on Camp Street and Beach St, was ruled out after the building was declared...
The Environment Court says it hasn't found a reason to decline consent for Skyline Enterprises' $100 million-plus gondola redevelopment in Queenstown. But it still hasn't decided the "ultimate question" of whether the tourism giant should get consent. Judge John Hassan and...
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...
Queenstown tourism giant Skyline Enterprises has plans for a huge overhaul of O'Connell's Shopping Centre. Details are sparse but boss Mark Quickfall confirms it's considering a complete redevelopment or a grand refurbishment of the prime retail spot. Architects and quantity surveyors...
A Queenstown tourism company is being investigated over alleged breaches of its resource consent. Ziptrek Ecotours takes customers on zipline ''eco-adventures'' through the forest canopy on Bob's Peak. Queenstown council's regulatory boss Lee Webster says the investigation will begin within the...
An Environment Court judge says unless Skyline Enterprises can resolve parking and stormwater issues it is unlikely to get consent for its gondola redevelopment. However, in a minute judge John Hassan issued yesterday afternoon, he gave Skyline several options to...
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...
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