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“Returned just to do the Luge a second time”
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, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Returned just to do the Luge a second time”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Got 10% off a family pass from our hotel so look out for vouchers. Nice view from the gondola, go mid afternoon and get the night view on the way back down. Got photo mugged on way in and kids couldn't understand that if we don't buy for 30 dollars it just goes in the bin, they will probably end up as Eco warriors, bit of a waste.

Two off the kids did the swing, fun but twice the price of best Agroventures deal.

Luge is great with 3 different runs. Buy family rides to share. They do 8 rides for $49 but this isn't advertised. Only downside was on second visit our 5 year old wasn't allowed to go by herself, after a full afternoon a couple of days ago! Shame, very upset girl.

Skyvue video showing was OK. Jelly bean tasting of Peach/Vomit was fun for a dollar, lucky/unlucky dip!

Visited July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great views but expensive.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went with 3 teenagers who enjoyed the luge. Great views on a clear day jelly bean shop was a bit pointless. Good range of food in the cafe but overall this was quite an expensive attraction.

Visited July 2013
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“Great Views Fun Luge”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went up the gondola and did 3 luge rides. They are pretty fast. Food at the top is okay. It's worth doing but the luge lines get a bit long. It's a bit expensive but we didn't do any of the other attractions at the top of the mountain.

Visited July 2013
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“Luge & Gondola”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were traveling with kids and I think the Luge was a real hit! Our entire group of 8 people ranging in age from 7 - 73 took to the Luge and I think we all enjoyed it but the 9, 11 & 25 year olds got the most of it. My 7 year old was a bit young to appreciate the speed without being scared. I live in Colorado, and have been on many Gondolas as well as down many Alpine slides I found the experience to be quite similar. It was, a great way to look out on Rotorua and get the big picture of that area and we also found the cafe at the top to be surprisingly good!

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Mid aged thrill seekers!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Did the bungy swing, most terrified I can ever remember, had to pull the cord to drop, almost couldn't do it, a must do along with the Luge and the Wine bar to finish!

Visited July 2013
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