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“Christmas Day dinner at the Skyline Rotorua”
Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
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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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Christmas Day dinner at the Skyline Rotorua”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is the 2nd year we went to the Skyline for Christmas Day dinner. This year we went twice. First it was for a Christmas eve Birthday party and second for Christmas Day dinner. Both times we thought the buffet was value for money. There was plenty of seafood and other yummies. Christmas eve did have different foods than Christmas day. Staff were great. The only let down was there wasn't any air conditioning so with temps soaring it was a little uncomfortable. I would dine there in the evening after 7 in the summer. Over all it was lovely.

Visited December 2012
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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“Great time!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Luge, gondola, Jelly Belly store... great time, lots of fun, and gorgeous views. Must try to buffet next time...

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
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“Highlight of Rotorua”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Awesome place to be, with Gondola that gives your a panaroma view of rotorua and the lake, and to top it all the luges from beginners to advance with punches of fun. must visit when in rotorua

Visited January 2013
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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“Top New Year dinner”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent buffet dinner on New Years eve - range and quality of food was great and the service excellent. Of course the views were fantastic too as we got to see all the fireworks in the city. Only negative was Rotorua Taxi's - waited for an hour after the party for a taxi to show up even though we had made a booking.

Visited December 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Kids Delight”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great ride on the Gondolas, and Kids loved the Luge. Only downside was the wait (due to number of people there).

Visited December 2012
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