Ultimate Queenstown

Tours & Sightseeing

Book - Skyline Gondola, Dinner & Stargazing


Marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the must-do activities in Queenstown! Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes and the Gondola carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak.

Once at the top find your way to the restaurant to feast on delicious New Zealand cuisine for dinner, served up with the best views in town at Stratosfare Restaurant. The famous buffet offers iconic New Zealand dishes infused with international influences, from fresh New Zealand seafood to delectable desserts, there’s something for everyone. Guests can chat with chefs at live cooking stations and watch as they prepare the country’s finest produce, from South-land lamb and beef to hot mussels in a variety of house-made sauces. Indulge in seafood, delicious salads and perfectly cooked meats, all while enjoying spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.

Once the belly is full journey outside to the stargazing platform perched high above Queenstown and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Here keen stargazers have the opportunity to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye, and impossible to see in many other locations around the world. Skyline Stargazing takes visitors to a specially-constructed area high above the Gondola, where there is no trespassing light, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky. Top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights, from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebulas, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies.

Skyline Stargazing is guaranteed to go ahead each night and the weather conditions will determine if the experience will be indoors or outdoors. Stargazing will be outdoors when conditions allow, otherwise guests will embark on “A Journey through the Night Sky” in the Theatre Space, using state-of-the-art technology and projection to replicate our Night Sky here in Queenstown. 

Bookings are recommended well in advance to avoid disappointment. This is a very popular activity!

Take the journey up the Gondola well before your dinner sitting time. Check in at the restaurant once you arrive to secure your seat, it's a first in first served basis, so the earlier you check in the better.

There is plenty to see and do at the top (especially in the summer) so we recommend allowing a minimum of 1 hour to take it all in and have a pre-dinner drink at the incredible Skyline Bar.

Skyline Gondola, Dinner & Stargazing Location

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