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Cecil Peak

Mountain Wedding Location

FLIGHT TIME: 5-10 MINUTES FROM QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Close to Queenstown – Cecil Peak packages start from $2995

Cecil Peak is a popular landing location for mountain weddings and surprisingly affordable. It is one of the closest with just a short helicopter flight from Queenstown Airport. The Peak is approximately 4500 ft high with large areas of flat rock and tussock.

There are multiple options for landing locations including The Ledge, Island Spurs, Upper Ridgeline and Garden Spurs. As such it offers lots of flexibility to find the perfect ceremony location for different wind directions and weather conditions.

Wedding Packages

The Ledge

Views from The Ledge overlook Lake Wakatipu towards Glenorchy and back across to Queenstown township. High cliffs and rocky outcrops make for dramatic photos. The terrain includes some grassy areas and lots of smooth flat rock so it is relatively easy to walk around. There are some areas with narrow walkways and cliffs so if children are involved in your ceremony they need to be well-supervised.

Island Spurs

Island Spurs are at a slightly higher elevation than The Ledge so in winter you may be able to find snow. However Island Spurs is more exposed to southerly winds. It has lots of large rocky outcrops and interesting terrain with views towards the Remarkables and across to Queenstown township.

Garden Spurs are located on the south side of Cecil Peak and look back towards The Remarkables mountain range. There are multiple landing spots at varying elevations. You’ll find flat grassy plains, large areas of uneven terrain and rocky outcrops, mountain tarns after rain and occasionally a spontaneous waterfall.

Upper Ridgeline

The Ridgeline is a dramatic landing spot right at the top of Cecil Peak. From here you’ll have views across to The Remarkables and over Lake Wakatipu toward Glenorchy. A good option to find snow in the shoulder seasons on a calm day.

Wedding Packages

Cecil Peak Weddings

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