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“SkySwing - not to be missed!”
Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
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$21.69*
and up
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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“SkySwing - not to be missed!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I was conned into this by my adventure-loving, adrenaline-seeking teenage son and ......I loved it! Fantastic blast and awesome view from up the top! Not for the faint-hearted but if you loved swinging high on the playground swings as a child, you'll love this one!!

Visited January 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Best day in new zealand”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Most fun I've had in all my time in new zealand! Went with my family and girlfriend, both the luge and sky swing were awesome adrenaline fuelled fun, would recommend to anyone.

Visited January 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Back to being a child”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Skyline was my first stop on my trip to Rotorua and gave me an awesome overview over the area. It was a little cloudy but from the gondola I still saw the whole lake and the surrounding mountains. Unfortunately, I didn't expect the huge variety of things to do up the hill, so I had not enough time to try everything but I did the luge which was amazing. It was so much fun to race down the hill on different tracks which were surrounded by the forest. The lift taking me back up provided another stunning view.
I still had enough time to visit the Jelly Belly Shop to look at art made of Jelly Bellies and to spin the Wheel of Fortune and eat a Jelly Belly being either buttered popcorn or mold cheese. Unfortunately, is was the latter.
On the whole, I felt like a child again and enjoyed my time at the Skyline.

Visited December 2013
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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of the best days in month long visit to NZ!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We (2 adults with 10 & 7 year old kids) visited here and had a great day out. The 10 year old managed the luge well on his own with only one crash/grazed knee. The scenic track is best as the Intermediate track was too short - for more exciting ride down the scenic track, don't use the brake!!

Visited December 2013
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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Big fun!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Went up in the gondola, what a fantastic view over Rotorua and surroundings! We choose the luge out of the things you can do up there and liked it a lot! F (54) and m (13).

Visited January 2014
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