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Scenic Gondola Ride & Buffet Lunch

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    What to Expect
    Your journey starts by taking a ride in one of our 8 seater Gondola cabins up the side of the dormant volcano Mount Ngongotaha (487 metres above sea level).  There is so much to do at the top including taking in the best views of Rotorua.  We suggest you allow at least 2-3 hours to enjoy all Skyline Rotorua has to offer. 

    Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar:

    Enjoy award winning dining at Skyline Rotorua’ Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar.  Rotorua’ best dining experience features a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked to order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Skyline Rotorua
    1h 30m
    • Return Gondola Ride and Buffet Lunch
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

    Great food selection tasty and delicious the best in rotorua by along way. Also the best views in rotorua 57 dollars lunch and lncludes the gondola ride

    Thank onair38819230501
    skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

    Great to hear you enjoyed the lunch buffet at Stratosfare. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

    Reviewed 22 November 2018

    Wow, this was by far the best value for money on our holiday. Gondola ride and lunch for $58. The ride up the mountain was beautiful and the spread of food catered for everyone. Staff were polite and cleared tables promptly. Would highly recommend you...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Crystal305
    skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

    We appreciate your feedback and will pass this on to our team.

    Reviewed 7 November 2018

    I enjoy going to Stratosfare restaurant as the ride up mt. Ngonogtaha is great and the food is wonderful

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank paulgeerlings
    Reviewed 21 September 2018

    Our second time lunching at Skyline.Food was varied and clearly labelled gluten/dairy free(one of our party has intolerances).A d/f,g/f curry would have been lovely as would roast potatoes but overall a great experience which our sea food loving friends thoroughly enjoyed.Next time we might try...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

    Thank you for the great feedback.

    Reviewed 5 August 2018

    Outside of the thermal-based activities this is the best reason to visit Rotorua. The gondola trip is quiet, enjoyable and safe. At the top there is the three versions of the luge - beginner, intermediate and advanced - and other more scary adventure activities. But...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank paulelenio
    skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

    We agree, we think the food in the restaurant is pretty amazing too!! Thank you for your wonderful review!

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    Response from paulelenio | Reviewed this property |
    Suggest you book ahead of time. While it’s a big restaurant it attracts large overseas tourist groups and in summer it’s a popular place for Kiwi visitors as well.
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    • Duration: 1h 30m
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