My wife and I went for dinner and to be there as Rotorua lit up for the night. Be aware the wine tasting choice finishes at 6pm so don't arrive at 5.45pm and expect to include it as I had. The gondola ride is smooth and takes under 10"; however be selective in the pod you choose. Some are well worn and don't offer clear views. Just politely stand back and let others through until you see one that has clear/clean glass. The buffet dinner has an extensive range from starters to dessert and excellent quality. Food is well presented and regularly replaced. It is very popular even on a Tuesday night when I went so recommend you book. Not all activities are always operating so suggest you call ahead to ensure your interest is catered for.