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“Better and better”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
Ranked #1 of 20 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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Better and better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have visited Skyline Gondola and Luge several times in the last ten years, but it has just taken it all up a notch by totally refurbishing the cafe area. Food there is now excellent and it's a world away from the somewhat ordinary offering that was there about 2 years ago.
Luging was, as always, brilliant fun!!! Fantastic place to take the family and spend a few hours riding the luge, eating, and enjoying the view from the top.
A family visit to Rotorua is not complete without Skyline!

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Must do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Skyline in Rotorua is a must do destination. Being a family of five on holiday we were quite fussy where we spent our dollars as one can appreciate x five can be quite expensive. The Skyline with the Luge was worth every penny.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

A nice day out with the kids on the luge and mum and dad taking in the breathtaking views with a cuppa at the cafe.

Visited July 2013
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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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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