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Skyline Skyrides Ltd

185 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 347 0027
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Ranked #40 of 143 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recently awarded a New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award for 2013 this restaurant will provide you with magnificent panoramic views of Rotorua and surrounds, and a delicious array of fresh buffet style dishes and our succulent art of the grill menu.Enjoy the best of New Zealand and International cuisine for lunch or dinner at the Skyline Rotorua Buffet and Grill restaurant. Based at the top of the Gondola, the best views of Lake Rotorua, Mount Tarawera, and the city are what to expect when you dine with us.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recently awarded a New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award for 2013 this restaurant will provide you with magnificent panoramic views of Rotorua and surrounds, and a delicious array of fresh buffet style dishes and our succulent art of the grill menu.Enjoy the best of New Zealand and International cuisine for lunch or dinner at the Skyline Rotorua Buffet and Grill restaurant. Based at the top of the Gondola, the best views of Lake Rotorua, Mount Tarawera, and the city are what to expect when you dine with us.
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The service from ground level up to the restaurant was very good. All staff were warm and welcoming and the food was very good value for money. The view whilst eating over Rotorua was spectacular. We went the next with gondola ride ticket and had great fun on the luge followed afternoon tea in the cafe. Definately worth a visit... More

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Hong Kong
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We took a real early morning ride up to the restaurant for breakfast. It was so early and quiet at that moment of the day. The view of the town is magnificent from up there. On entrance to the restaurant, we were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine, not bad to start a day. Food is good but the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Loved the views on Gondola, the buffet lunch was amazing and the Luge ride worth the trip! Had such a good day!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

On Saturday morning, 22 March 2014, my wife, son and a family friend rode the Skyline Gondola to the Skyline Restaurant. Using my zimmer frame, I was able to enter the Gondola, which was halted to allow me to safely enter and, of course, to safely leave at the top. So well done to the Gondola designers and operators! On... More

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Waikerie, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sky swing is great fun, as is the luge and gondola ride but wouldn't bother with the Skyview simulator which is not worth the time or money. We went during the day and had a nice lunch, great views and lots of fun. I imagine it would be beautiful at night time.

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Westbury, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Fantastic view on a clear day. Smooth ride up and back, overt lake and township. Luge was well worth doing, great way to unwind and have great fun

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We didn't go in the restaurant just the self service cafe which was serving hot and cold food. We had been to the skyline in queenstown and we were very impressed with the service and food so thought we would have lunch here. We were so disappointed. I had a chicken wrap but you needed a magnifying glass to find... More

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Levin, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Our travelling companion recommended this dining experience and also one of the local shop keepers. From the moment we set foot in the premises to the moment we stepped off, the experience was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We were initially seated away from the windows but when a table became free we were immediately asked if we would... More

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Rotorua NZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice restaurant, good panoramic view of Rotorua. The food is very good, and good value. I especially like the curries. Girls are friendly and polite and helpful and the place is clean and well run. although we don't use the rides we do enjoy the walk around and the ability to sit in the sun with a drink. Only complaint,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A small group of us (( adults & 1 child) decided to go out for a meal on the last evening of our 2 week north island road trip. Given we had been sight seeing and enjoying the attractions on offer at Skyline we chose to book for the evening buffet meal. We arrived a little early but were seated... More

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