Orbit Revolving Restaurant
Orbit Restaurant, Top of the Sky Tower, Crn Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland 1010, NZ. +64 9 363 6000. Orbit is on a revolving platform and during your meal the restaurant revolves 360 degrees in one hour giving you an amazing, changing view. Lunch 11.30am-2.15pm. Dinner 5.30pm-9.45pm. Brunch Sat and Sun 10am-2.30pm. High Tea Sat and Sun 2.30pm-4.30pm (LO 3.30pm). Bookings essential.
The Observatory, above Orbit Restaurant in Sky Tower. Crn Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland City Centre, Auckland City, 1010 NZ. +64 9 363 6000. Stunning views. The Tower is 1076 feet tall. See the Harbor Bridge and the War Memorial. Sumptuous brasserie-style buffet, seafood specialties and cook-to-order specials on top of the spectacular views. Lunch Fri to Sun 11.30am-2pm (last booking 1.45pm). Dinner Daily First sitting: 5.45pm-6.45pm (2 hour dining). Second sitting: 8pm-9pm.
The Glass Room, Above the main observation level, Sky Tower. +64 9 363 6000. Daily from 7pm. Last booking 9pm. Bookings essential.
Sky Lounge, Sky Tower, Crn Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland City Centre, Auckland City, 1010 NZ. +64 9 363 6000. Located 182 metres up the Sky Tower, is a café by day and a casual bar by night with amazing views across Auckland. Sun to Thurs 9.30am–9.30pm. Fri & Sat 9.30am–10.30pm.
The Roof Garden, Kermadec Oceanfront, Level 1, Viaduct Quay, Corner Lower Hobson & Quay Sts, Auckland 1001. +64 9 304 0454.
Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St, Queenstown, New Zealand. +64 3 441 0101. Tiered seating guarantees stunning views of the most spectacular scenery in the country from every table. Lunch from 12 Noon to 2pm. Dinner from 5.45pm. Reservations are essential with dinner sitting times available at 5.45pm, 6pm, 6.15pm, 6.30pm (must vacate table by 7.45pm) OR 8.15pm, 8.30pm and 8.45pm. Allow 15 minutes for gondola ride. Reservations are subject to seasonality. email
Skyline Bar, Brecon St, Queenstown, New Zealand. +64 3 441 0101. Access by gondola ride. email
Rooftops Restaurant & Bar, 487 George Street, Dunedin 9016. Overlooking the main street of Dunedin city.
Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant, 1st floor, 12 The Octogon, Dunedin. +64 3 474 0824. Lunch Mon to Fri. Dinner Mon to Sat. email
Rooftop Coffee Shop, 1/219 Trafalgar Street, Nelson City Centre, Nelson. +64 3 548 0797. Upstairs in the Farmers Arcade. Access through Museum (Entry Fee).
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