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“Feast fit for a king” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
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$21.57*
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
Ranked #1 of 19 Fun & Games in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Feast fit for a king”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

How can you choose? The range of food was amazing. Guests even get char grill steak, fish, chicken and vegetables. It really is a case of - forget what you normally eat and go for the unusual. It is a little expensive but the trip up and back in the gondola and the range of food makes up for the saving to get there. You have plenty of time to relax and take in the evening lights from above Rotorua while enjoying excellent food and surroundings.

Visited July 2013
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“Sky Swing rocks !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Gondola very safe and comfortable. I wasn't keen on the luge but that is my own lack of confidence. Skyvue was average, (Space) film not as good as similar experiences at other locations. SkySwing was amazing, so glad I didn't chicken out. Scariest bit is when you're sitting at the top waiting to go but you feel very secure.

Visited July 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Returned just to do the Luge a second time”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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“Great Views Fun Luge”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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