Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua

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Ascend Mount Ngongotaha at a leisurely pace with Skyline Rotorua, providing a scenic way to experience New Zealand's picturesque natural scenery. The gondola starts just a short walk northwest of town and offers visitors panoramic views of Lake Rotorua. Once at the top, explore a network of well-marked walking trails, lined with informative panels providing details about the area's rich natural world. If you're in for a swift descent, take one of several luge rides back down. Extend your visit at the top of the mountain by visiting the onsite restaurant or attractions like a zipline and the popular Skyswing, where you'll swoop 50 m (164 ft) above ground and reach speeds of up to 160 km/h (99 mph). Use our Rotorua trip planning app to add Skyline Rotorua and other attractions to your Rotorua vacation plans.
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  • We purchased annual passes for skyline sky rides and it was well worth it. We can visit any time and just use our cards. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Pass gives you discounts of activities and...  more »
  • We just took the gondolas up and back down as we did not chose to mountain bike or use the luge. This decision was proved correct when we saw a lady who had many cuts and scrapes from either the flyin...  more »
  • We spent the majority of our day here and we all enjoyed it. We have 3 young children with us and they had a ball going down the luge with my husband or I. Although I’m not sure what they enjoyed more...  more »
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  • Came to the Gondola to go up the Luge. It was a tad pricier than I thought it would be; we went for the gondola + 3 Luge rides at $52. It was so worth it though. The luge is much faster than I was expecting and the quite relaxed safety aspect makes it far more enjoyable. The staff are very helpful and the efficiency means any wait was minimal. Would recommend to anyone!
  • We spent 3 hours here (from parking up to driving off) doing 5 luge rides each and grabbing a bite to eat at the top. Yes it does cost a bit but was awesome fun for our family. Still great fun in the wet if you are prepared for it in the 2-3 minute long chairlift ride to the top after each luge. They have a “second ride” lane that speeds up subsequent rides after you’ve been stamped as fit to ride passing a quick stop/go skill check at the top. It felt as if most people were up there for one ride only so our five rides were quick once we got going.
  • We got the deal for 1 gondola, 1 sky swing and 2 luges from the iSite. We were lucky that the day was clear and sunny - as the sky swing was fantastic. You're strapped in and get pulled up, before you pull a cord and you're released. The rush is great! The luge rides were pretty fun too, and we didn't have to wait too long in ride. Definitely recommend going in the off season, when it's not that busy, and to get there early as the parking lot fills up.
  • We visited skyline to experience the Luge down hill runs. This is a perfect activity for a family and was absolutely brilliant! You can go as fast or slow as you want in winter or summer and the ride down is amazing. There is a gondola back up so you can go again and again and the kids LOVE it!!!’ Top tip - go early and take gloves in winter - it’s colder than it looks.
  • The view from the top of the mountain is so great! If you come to rotorua, you must take the gondola up to the mountain to overlook the city! It’s very worth a try! Me and my girlfriend bought the wine testings and sat on the top of the mountain for an whole afternoon! It’s perfect!
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