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“You haven't been to Rotorua if you haven't Luged !”
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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
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“You haven't been to Rotorua if you haven't Luged !”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great fun on the Luge - 3 different trails for first-timers to experienced; helpful staff and good equipment. The ride up the Gondola was stunning; well worth a tick in the things to do in Rotorua.

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Fun for everyone!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Having been to skyline in Queenstown on a previous trip and loving it, we were curious how this would rate ... It is fantastic fun! The gondola ride is fun and as you get higher the views are great. The luge is one of the best I have been on as it is a longer ride than Queenstown and also Sentosa Island in Singapore ... As they say 'once is never enough" as it is a real high so definitely worth purchasing a block of rides. The cable car ride back up is great fun too .. just hold onto loose things .. we saw a mobile phone and shoe dropped along the way! We finished off with a buffet dinner at the restaurant which had something for everyone and once again, fabulous views!

Visited January 2013
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“Great views and fund on the luge”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

As a family of 7, including teenagers and young children this was a great place to accommodate all of us. Loved the luge and the views were great at the top whilst drinking a great chocolate milkshake! The jellybean shop was a hit too!

Visited December 2012
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“Fun for young and old”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Highly recommend, lots of fun. First you get the cable car ride up and get to enjoy the view, then the thrill of the luge ride down and then another ride up the mountain on the char lift !

Visited January 2013
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“Super fun Day”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Travelled to Rotorua from Cambridge with our 7 year old grandson to do the Luge. I had packed a picnic lunch and asked at the ticket office if we were able to take it up on the gondola and eat up there - no problem, so if you have a big family, this is a good idea. The resurant has a great selection of food and all good, but with big families this just adds so much cost to the day. Better to spend the money on the luge rides which are just brilliant. Our grandson (from Perth) hadnt done this before so we went down the "Scenic" Route first and this just gave him the confidence to do the next level. Another thing, take a jersey or Jacket as it can get cold up there and the ride back up on the chair lift can be a wee bit chilly for the young ones. If you dont have a camera, there is plenty of photos taken of you during the luge ride and chair lift, so keep smiling and enjoy. cheers :-)

Visited January 2013
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