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Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

Queenstown, New Zealand
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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.
  • 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

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Pick from multiple departure times, including a chance to see sunset over Lake Wakatipu before your buffet.
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.

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Gondola ride in Queenstown..
, Nov 2019
The view from above is simply awesome. Don’t miss this attraction. There is a viewing deck on top and you can spend as much time above as you want.
Queenstown delight
Shankar S
, Nov 2019
Excellent on all counts. Gondola ride is spectacular but short. Views at the deck were amazing. The dinner buffet was magnificent. Usually these type of tourist places serve mediocre food at best. The wide selection and superb quality was a delight indeed.
Enjoy your meal with a view.
, Nov 2019
A must-do activity whilst in Queenstown is to take a gondola ride to the Skyline and enjoy the superb views. Do this in the evening and you enjoy watching the town light up as the sun goes down. To add further delight to the trip enjoy a multi-course buffet in the Skyline restaurant. Lots of good food to choose from whilst taking in the panoramic views.
Great views
, Nov 2019
Great view from gondola and observation decks. Food in the restaurant was good but disappointed in variety. Service was excellent.
What a view!
, Nov 2019
Smoothest ride ever - we were there in September for dinner - was still pretty cold so make sure to pack beanie and jacket- food is great and staff friendly and helpful
Fun thing to do, especially if raining!
, Nov 2019
Good value for the views. The buffet dinner exceeded expectations with outstanding food and excellent service.
Too good!
, Oct 2019
We always booked through Viator which I have trusted on this company. Took an advise about popular time for lunch. We did enjoy very much .The food are excellent and plenty (buffet),staff are polite …Recommend to everyone!
Great experience
, Oct 2019
The gondola ride was incredible. I had returned after 50 years. Big changes in that time. Criticism to the coffee at the cafe. After a wait if 25 minutes, the coffee was Luke warm. Not good. We lunched in the dinning room. Food good. Waiters excellent and attentive. We insisted on a window seat as the area was not busy and we had booked early. They finally obliged. Overall great experience.
, Oct 2019
Great veiws from the restaurant but the food was disgusting (cheap all you can eat) I certainly would not recommend the restaurant. The luge is well worth doing lots of fun same with the gondola very good but do t bother with the restaurant
Good views ,great food
, Oct 2019
Got to the gondola site 45 mins prior to lunch time so we went up in the gondola after only waiting for 3 -4 mins in the que, got up and enjoyed the spectacular views of queenstown on a nice sunny day, got a buzzer to know when to enter lunch, had a nice buffet with soup, salads, cold meats,cheese, beef,pulled lamb shoulder(superb),monk fish,lasagna and more.c Wide selection for dessert including native thin gs like pavlova and cheesecakes ,mousse,ice cream bar ,tera and coffee. Left after 1 hour after a good feed. Amazing views and a really good lunch selection-definitely worth the price

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