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“Brilliant Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
Ranked #1 of 19 Fun & Games in Rotorua
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Famous for a reason, Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday. Begin your day with a tranquil Gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha overlooking Lake Rotorua then wind your way down via the Luge or if you prefer to descend by mountain bike, weave your way through one of the newly created Gravity Park trails. Get the adrenalin pumping even more on the Zoom Zipline and the Sky Swing. Or for a more relaxed approach take a stroll through the stunning nature trails with informative and interactive panels along the way. Left feeling a little peckish? Head to the Food Market Kitchen or the Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar to fuel up again. While you’re there, why not also pop into the Volcanic Hills Wine Tasting Room and Winery while the kids explore the Jelly Belly Gallery and Store. Finish the day with an out-of-this world experience during Skyline’s Stargazing tour. It’ll have you exploring constellations and discovering planets invisible to the naked eye, at one of the top eight stargazing locations in New Zealand. The Skyline Rotorua complex is just 5 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua, sitting atop Mt Ngongotaha providing unsurpassed views of New Zealand’s coolest hot spot. This is an all-weather must do attraction suitable for all ages. Open 365 days a year from 9am to late.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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“Brilliant Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Awesome views, shame they don't have prices for NZ locals, ie us Taurangaians.. Personally find the price too expensive so wont go again, but would recommend to go if you haven't been.

Visited October 2011
Thank Stephanie S
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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“luge was excellent, cafe was terrible”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

we loved the luge, we went for 3 runs then we went for lunch at the cafe, the food was terrible,which kind of took the shine off the place a bit but then we went back to the luge for another 2 runs which soon cheered us up again. the gondola trip is also a fun experience.

Visited April 2012
Thank David R
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Sydney, Australia
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“A must do place. Buffet dinner fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stopped by skyline Rotorua as I was doing my tour of the northern island. I found this place to be highly entertaining, especially for the kids.
The view from this place was incredible. Also got a helicopter ride organize by Skyline. The buffet dinner really fantastic and excellent value for money, I only wish we had a place like this in Australia

1 Thank WRX2006
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“Skyline and luge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

From below it may not seem much, but go up there and you see the whole lake and town, up to the old volcano (Mount Tarawera) in the distance. Young and old: ride the luge! Don't take the advanced track before you have the skill and confidence, but if unsure, just pull back on the brakes. the restaurant is one of the best in town, and the cafeteria gives good Kiwi tucker. You can also try the giant swing. The flight simulator capsule is good value, with various "movies" of flying in a chopper over mountains, lakes, falls, and rivers.

Visited August 2012
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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

With the exception of one staff member (medium build, blonish hair with glasses operating the top of the chairlift at approx 1.30pm 04/09/12) it was a fantastic day - lots of fun had by kids and adults alike - ruined by one person. Disappointing

Visited September 2012
Thank kayacatajola
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