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“Great View”
Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
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$22.85*
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
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$105.88*
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Skyline Rotorua Adventure Pass
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$143.96*
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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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Skyline Gondola is a great little ride to enjoy a fantastic view from the top of Mt Ngongotaha. You could easily sit there for hours enjoying the view. The Luge is also great fun not just for kids but adults as well. Only advice, I would give the food a miss if you are planning to go for lunch.
Would visit again!

Visited February 2013
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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The Luge is Huge”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We love the Luge. Having been there before, we took our 11 year old son this time. It is definately important to advise young ones to take care as there is chance of danger, but overall it is pretty well sorted to prevent this. We took a 5 ride deal and wish we had of taken more, it is simple good fun. Some of the paths give you a thrill jump and unexpected turns to keep you interested. You can go fast or slow, abiding by the keep to the left rules if wanting to go slow. The cable car up to the Luge has great views over Rotorua and the chairlift from the bottom of the Luge back up to the Luge is a bit of a buzz too as it is quite high in places. Reasonable value for money too.

Visited February 2013
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United States
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“Fabulous View”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Skyline Gondola ride is a must do for anyone visiting the area. The views of the lake are unmatched. Unfortunately we went later in the day for dinner and the Jelly Bean store was already closed. Get there early!

Visited February 2013
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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“Good view”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The skyline was good fun and the views from the top are amazing however it is a little expensive.
There is a nice Jelly Bean shop at the top with LOADS of jellybeans!

Visited February 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Pretty View”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The view over Rotorua was pretty amazing from the top and the restaurant was okay for a buffet but not that good. The service was pretty slow too.

Visited February 2013
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