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Queenstown Skyline Gondola Including Buffet Lunch or Dinner

Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

Overview

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.
  • 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 with two sittings

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

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

What's Included

  • Meals as selected
  • Round-trip gondola ride
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Skyline Queenstown
    53 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Departure Point: Skyline Gondola Base

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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.

Christmas Day: Lunch and dinner include an appearance from Santa. Christmas dinner has two seating times to choose from.

New Year's Eve: Select from two seating times for dinner.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants: High chairs are available
  • If for any reason you think you are going to be late, please let Skyline know as soon as possible, otherwise we will be releasing the table 30 minutes after your booking time.
  • Please allow a minimum 30 minutes for the Gondola Journey before Lunch/Dinner (during peak periods December, January and School Holidays please allow 45 mins)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


The gondola is quite long and steep so be prepared if you are scared of heights, but the view is incredible.
There is not enough parking so you have to walk up a very steeep hill to get to the bottom of the Gondola ride.
This was easy to get to with plenty of parking when we arrived at 7pm, if you visit earlier you may have to park further away with a slight incline to walk up.
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Exceptional
Robert_C, Mar 2020
Excellent, staff were very professional, food was terrific a great selection, the view wasn’t too bad either.
An excellent experience
Andrew, Mar 2020
We travelled on the gondola on Monday 17th February. We very much enjoyed the views that the gondola offered and then visited the Stratosphere restaurant for lunch and had a table adjacent to the window which gives outstanding views across the lake. The choice of food was immense and caters for every taste. We would highly recommend the gondala and restaurant to others.
Great meal with wonderful views
Art, Mar 2020
We really enjoyed the Queenstown Skyline Gondola with dinner. The views were expansive and the service was amazing. The food was excellent and plenty of choices. We would recommend this experience when in Queenstown, NZ
Nice ride, good meal, good service.
Arden_M, Mar 2020
Nice ride, good meal, good service. The ride gave an excellent view of the city. Nice variety of fresh foods. Servers were prompt and helpful.
Fantastic
niroshini_s, Mar 2020
The experience was amazing .thanks for vaitor...i have been around 6 or 7 times now.lovr gondola buffet dinner.we went with one of our friend and sri lankan famous singer.artist.and with his wife.they love it.
Gondola & Lunch
John_F, Mar 2020
well worth the price in every way. the trip up the mountain was fantastic and then at the top everything even got better
Queenstown from Above
Mitchell_G, Mar 2020
A fun excursion with great views of the Queenstown area. Food served at lunch was pretty good too. Plenty of time to take it all in. Would definitely recommend.
Views, Views,Views
Usha_S, Mar 2020
The ride up was beautiful and dinner buffet and service was excellent. Anushka was a great server. Thanks!
Perfect sunset dinner
SusanaD, Mar 2020
Amazing dinner with a view . Buffet selection was great and the view was spectacular . Service efficient professional and friendly.
Go to get soaked in nature
Venugopal_K, Mar 2020
Amazing short travel, exceptional natural panoramic beautiful scenery from the top, all the way up. Never feel like taking off the eyes, even a blink. The food was just ok, just like in any other restaurant.
Fantastic
Gael, Mar 2020
There were so many choices of food. It was hard to choose what to pick first!! We tried a little bit of most of the choices of what was on offer. Now, the sweet section.....wow. My husband was worried on how many of the tempting desserts I tried. Now for the view, it was awesome. What a place to enjoy my meal with my hubby. Staff, lovely. Never in the way but there when needed. I will be back thats for sure.
Skyline gondola ride and dinner
Connie_D, Feb 2020
Your Reservation can be exchanged for your tickets ahead of time in the office in Queenstown if you don't want to wait in the line at the gondala. If you forget your online printed receipt, they can look it up by your name or phone email. The ride up, the views from the top, and the excellent and extensive buffet were well worth the cost!!
The tour is not worth for the charges
HokKi_T, Feb 2020
The tickets collection arrangement is poor. The pre-booked ticket visitor are on the same queue of onsite purchase visitor. Also the food in the restaurant is not as good as it had mentioned on the website.
Dine in the sky
Anthony_B, Feb 2020
Free night on a tour of New Zealand so I booked in advance to ensure a place. Fantastic views of Queenstown, the mountains and lake. Buffet dinner had huge choice, very good. Getting a cup of coffee at the end took some time which was a shame. It was dark when we left to go down the Gondola but that gave us a chance to view the night sky, magnificent. Would highly recommend
Great view and buffet
Jesse_H, Feb 2020
Must do experience in Queenstown. The gondola is quite long and steep so be prepared if you are scared of heights, but the view is incredible. The dinner itself was very good and I was impressed by the quality of the buffet. The buffet includes halal options. 4 stars instead of 5 because there were delays with getting seated (despite the restaurant not being very crowded) and there were some rowdy customers that were not supervised (taking a lit cigarette onto the gondola with no employee stopping him).
The view from outside
Sus, Feb 2020
Dissapointing experience! Rude staff in the restaurant. We asked if we could get one of the free tables by the window with a view (that was primarily why we chose this restaurant!). Er could but only for 30 minutes until the next guests arrived. They just never did - and that goes for several tables. Furthermore, the food was not something that I would recomment going there for.
View is amazing
MICHAEL_D, Feb 2020
A must do if in Queenstown. The view is spectacular the staff are amazing and food not too bad for a buffet as well
Skyline gandola
sukhigosal85, Feb 2020
I loved everything . Worth every cent.i bought gandola and buffet lunch. I highly recommend lunch buffet deal. So much food , desserts, coffee etc. end up buying luge rides. They worth it and but we had little one with us so 5 ride was too much for us but still recommend go for 3 if have toddler with u . Otherwise 5 definitely great decision
Gondola ride with buffet dinner
petebhargava, Feb 2020
The food was not good, it was mass produced. Very limited choice for vegetarians and chef really needs to learn more variety. By the description and price it appeared to be, may be not gourmet but certain quality food. The restaurant charged additional $20 for premium window seating, which was never advertised. The Service was good. The views from terrace are fantastic and Gondola ride is a must, just skip the costly buffet dinner. There is also a cafe at top, which has reasonable menu and food.
Staggering.
mauriceellerker, Jan 2020
The rise up the cable car was very smooth. The facilities at the top were very good plenty of extreme sports bungee jumping and luge to name two. The buffet lunch was superb with plenty of variety for all nations. It was very tasty. To be recommended.
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