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 Travelers 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.
Really liked the Gondola experience. The views of Queenstown from the top viewing platform are worth the Gondola ride and almost don't look real. The lunch was very good also with lots of food and plenty of choices. I'm glad we decided on lunch rather than dinner for the daylight views of the lake.
While the lunch was lovely, and views are spectacular, the service was atrocious. We arrived at 11.15am, even though the print out said be there at 11.30am for the 12pm lunch, and found out even though we had paid a full month before the event, that there wasn't a Pre-Paid line, and were told we cant let you cut the line and so had to line up with everyone else who hadn't paid, and it took 40 minutes to get to the top of the line. Meanwhile we saw the staff letting people they clearly knew skip the line, giggling as they were taken through to the gondolas. We were extremely upset as we had pre-booked and pre-paid this in the hopes we would get a window seat - that was the whole point - otherwise we would have just turned up on the day and paid there. If we had been advised to turn earlier because we had to line up we would have done so. But when we asked why there wasn't a pre-paid line, we were yelled at in front of everyone else lining up asking why we were being so aggressive, and that we were on holiday, we shouldn't be so aggressive. We did not ask aggressively, we simply wanted to know what was the advantage in pre-booking, and they should have advised us to get there a full hour before the 12pm lunch booking in order to make sure you get to the restaurant in time. So please be warned you have to line up - or if you're going later in the day try line up and collect your tickets earlier. This may sound petty, but it was disappointing, when we thought like any other attraction, there would be a pre-paid line. As I say nice lunch and lovely views of Queenstown but the customer service left a bad taste!!!!
The view is amazing and well worth the trip. However, the restaurant part did not go well. We arrived 15 minutes early for our 6:15 pm dinner reservation, and were called 15 minutes late to the table. That would have been fine, but we were not told when seated that we had a specific time we would have to leave 1 hour. So we were enjoying the view and buffet in courses, had just ordered a drink and were finishing up our second course at 7:15 pm when an employee told us that we needed to finish and leave by 7:30. I hadn't even had dinner yet! I went up to the buffet to get some, and half of it had already been cleared so I didn't have much to chose from. I put it down at my table, went back to get some desert, and when I returned, the dinner plate which I hadn't touched, was gone. We mentioned this to one of the employees, and the manager and came to our table. They apologized no one informed us of the time limit, and were kind enough to let us stay through to the next seating, though we had to wait 1/2 hour to get more food until they replenished the buffet and they moved us to a different table. While I appreciate that they tried to make things right, it really ruined the evening for us. The buffet was plentiful, and there was a lot to chose from, and what we had was good. Just be aware if you are booking and want to relax and enjoy the experience, go for the earliest booking in a time block, and know that you will have limited time to enjoy. You can always move to the bar if you would like to stay longer.