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“Expensive but lots of fun and great views”
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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

It is pricey to do but worth it. You go up in a cable car to great views at the top where there is a restaurant (or take a picnic). The luge was lots of fun. We took our 2 year old down with us in the luge (sat in between our legs) and he loved it, also loved the chair lift at the bottom.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Fun place with many activities to try out. We went across on the Skyline and Luge and had a blast.

Service is lacking though - it was our first time there and when we asked the guy a question as we were purchasing tickets, he just looked at us as if we were stupid and when he answered he was abrupt and rude - not impressed.

We also tried to use a 10% coupon on the ride over but he said it wasn't possible since we were purchasing the Gondola/Skyline ride as well as the Luge so this was considered a package and the coupon was only valid for the Gondola so we couldn't use it. We accepted that but when we checked the prices later, the prices for the Luge and Gondola as a "package" would have been the same price if we had purchased it separately. It would've only been a $5 discount so not much anyway but would be good if the staff knew what they were talking about.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great fun, the kids aged 9 and 11 thought it was awesome. We did the 6 luge family ticket. My wife only wanted to do 2 ! Luckily I changed her mind and she was glad I did. The phrase once is never enough is very apt ! We took a picnic so can't comment on the food but the ice cream was lush. The view from the top over Rotorua is great too. One of our sons had bought some sun glasses with a built in video camera so we recorded the luge run and it came out really well. A good way to remember the fun. The course lasts 3-4 minutes and we found the intermediate the best fun. Not the cheapest few hours but worth it !

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went for the luge ride in Queenstown but this beats it . It was worthwhile and money well spent .

Thank Anudon
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Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

I've been to the luge many times in my life and it never gets old. The relatively good prices get you a gondola ride to great heights and luge rides all the way back down. Great for the family, and for the thrill seekers too. Amazing fun!! The swing is worth doing at least once. The food is average but if you can wait to get back down to the ground you'll have a great time!!

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