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  • Location:Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

Ride the Queenstown gondola to a skyline restaurant for a midday or evening meal, and enjoy scenic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range. At Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, perched on Bob's Peakat Skyline high above the mountain town, settle in for a 4-course buffet lunch or 6-course buffet dinner of local specialties. Each table in the restaurant’s tiered seating area boasts prime views, including Coronet Peak. On Christmas or New Year’s Eve, enjoy a themed buffet, live entertainment and two luge rides.

Highlights

  • Buffet lunch or dinner with spectacular views from Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar in Queenstown
  • Quality all-you-can-eat buffet featuring fresh seafood and prime meats
  • Tiered seating guarantees stunning views from every table
  • Round-trip scenic gondola ride
  • Themed buffet lunch and dinner for christmas
  • New Year's Eve themed buffet dinner. Two sittings to choose from

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What You Can Expect

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

Skyline Queenstown Bar and Lounge

Make your way to the base of the Queenstown gondola, located within walking distance from downtown. Take a seat on the gondola for an exciting ascent to Bob's Peakat Skyline where the Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar awaits. 

During the ride, soak up the magnificent mountain views of the Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Queenstown and the aquamarine waters of Lake Wakatipu — part of Southern Lakes region of New Zealand's South Island. 

On arrival at the skyline restaurant, fill your plate with a delicious buffet, with your choice of 4-course lunch or 6-course dinner. Sink your teeth into local favorites including South Island salmon, seafood, salads, roast meats and desserts. If you’d like, order a drink in the fully licensed bar (own expense) to complete this unique dining experience.

With your round-trip ticket, reboard the gondola for the ride back down to the base.

If you’re in Queenstown on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, enjoy a round-trip gondola ride, festive buffet, live entertainment and two luge rides. 

Christmas Day:
Lunch and dinner include an appearance from Santa. Christmas dinner has two seating times to choose from. Please note: the Kiwi Haka is closed for Christmas.

New Year's Eve:
Select from two seating times for dinner. Please note: the Kiwi Haka is not included.

Customer Reviews

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The view was terrific. The buffet lunch was very good. Staff were pleasant.

Keisha United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Awesome tour simply beautiful views. The ride up was kind of scary going up and coming down I have an issue with heights but well worth it. Lunch was decent. Nothing beats the views.

Joe R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great meal, amazing view. Just perfect

griffjames2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Not to be missed. This is an excellent evening, with a lovely gondola ride and the view from the restaurant was fabulous, the best view of Queenstown possible. We were given a table for 2 and had a good view from it, only to be bettered if you sat next to the windows. The restaurant was well managed and the dinner buffet had excellent choice, all freshly prepared. The food was very good. All-in-all I thoroughly recommend this for all visitors to Queenstown.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great gondola ride and beautiful view from up top. Restaurant was very good. One of the best buffets I've experienced. Food was fresh and excellent variety. Great New Zealand mussels.

Rayomand Pavri P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved the views, the food, the service

Christene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wow! what a view it would have been from the restaurant if it had not been cloudy. Unfortunately a heavy cloud sat on the mountain the whole time. in saying that the ride on the Gondola was great. The restaurant meal was delicious and was a buffet so plenty to eat and plenty of variety. Worth a trip

Robin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great ride on the Gondola, magnificent views fantastic food in the restaurant, certainly inproved since my last visit, 30 years ago. kids really enjoyed the trip, looking forward to returning when the Remarkables are covered in snow, great family trip

Sarah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A fantastic way to see Queenstown. The gondola ride was spectacular and the buffet dinner was very high quality and offered a HUGE range of cuisine. Highly recommend this experience.

Sandra W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Gondola ride was a great experience. Wonderful views of an amazing place. Buffet dinner was great with lots of choices.

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