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Rotorua Skyline Gondola with optional Luge Ride provided by Skyline Rotorua

Rotorua Skyline Gondola with optional Luge Ride

Rotorua Skyline Gondola with optional Luge Ride
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About
Ride the Rotorua Gondola to the top of Mt Ngongotaha and soak in sweeping views during the ride. You’ll overlook Lake Rotorua and the city, and can spend as much time as you like at the summit. Have the option to descend by luge on one of three tracks — basic, intermediate or advanced. The luge provides a fun ride for all ages, no prior experience required.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
View Rotorua and its surroundings from the Rotorua Gondola
Ascend Mt Ngongotaha in a glass-enclosed gondola cabin 
Have the option to take a fun luge ride, great for people of all ages
Spend as much time as you like at the summit of Mt Ngongotaha
What to expect
Head to the Rotorua Gondola base, which is located only six miles (10 km) outside the city center. Once aboard the glass-enclosed gondola car, ride to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha, which stands 1,597 feet (487 meters) tall. Gaze over Lake Rotorua and the surrounding region from the gondola and mountain top, and when ready, return to the gondola to descend to the base. Alternatively, you can choose to the luge ride option for your descent. Choose from three luge tracks—basic, intermediate or advanced—to zip down the mountain. Select a package with one, three, or five luge rides, and relax while the chairlift delivers you back to the mountain top in between rides. It's a great activity for adventurous kids and adults alike.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5342GONDOLA
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Round-trip gondola ride to Mount Ngongotaha • Luge rides on choice of three tracks (if option selected) • Use of chairlift (if Luge Option selected) • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Food and drinks
Duration
1–2 hours
Departure details
Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Departure Point: Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
Round-trip gondola ride to Mount Ngongotaha • Luge rides on choice of three tracks (if option selected) • Use of chairlift (if Luge Option selected) • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Food and drinks
Departure details
Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Departure Point: Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
1–2 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 10 years to ride the advanced luge track
Safety helmets and instructions provided to all luge riders
Children under 6 years can ride in tandem with adult
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fairy Springs Road
    Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
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    Skyline Rotorua
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Travel the Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha where they can take in views over Lake Rotorua and the surrounding city.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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MrsBradley
Wellington, New Zealand27 contributions
Fun day out for all.
Despite the slow start at the express queue and only one luge track being opened we still had an amazing time. This place is awesome. The sky swing is a must do, the luge is amazing. Can't wait for our youngest to be old enough to do the zipline.
Written 2 August 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience. It is amazing to hear you had a great time and I will be passing your experience on to our team,
Written 4 August 2021
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Pete and Sar Gearing
Auckland Central, New Zealand132 contributions
A-must visit
Jul 2021
It was a fun day that started first with a gondola ride to the top. We had a zipline and 4 luge package. It was a great day. As it was a weekend, there were not too many people so the lines were reasonably not too long. Zipline is a MUST!
Written 9 July 2021
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Thank you for your review! We hope you visit again soon :)
Written 16 July 2021
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Ilovetheatre
Birmingham, UK136 contributions
Great fun day out
Aug 2020
We actually visited Dec 2019...
the day begins with a scenic gondola ride to the top of the mountain where you have a choice of activities. Several hiking trails go in all directions. We recommend buying some luge tickets which was great fun. There is a bar and restaurant or we just took a picnic and enjoyed the views (queues for restaurant were horrendous). Jelly Bean factory also good.
Just a real good fun day out.
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you for your review :)
Written 6 July 2021
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HypnoWarrior
Porirua, New Zealand927 contributions
Great day out
Apr 2021
We've been here multiple times over the last 10 years and it's always an enjoyable experience. Last time we did the 3 luge rides and wanted more so this time we picked the 5 luge ride option. The gondola queue this time was quick and we were at the top in no time. . Have to go past the wifes favourite jelly belly place to get some for her and then try drag her out before she wants to buy the whole place.

We did 3 luge rides from both starting points and then went for lunch. After the fourth ride the wife lost her ticket, but the people there were very helpful and let her have the last ride. Whilst we were in the queue my wife saw another lady with her ticket in her back pocket about to fall out and she said to the lady to be careful as she had lost hers. the next thing we know the lady says she doesn't need it and we can have it and two other families did the same at the same time and so we ended up with 6 rides for each of us which was enough.

The middle luge was under construction and looks like it's going to be nice once completed. The amount of helmets lying around was quite frightening (both they they got there and the missing star is cause they don't go around and clean them up).

Barring the queues to go down the luge, the rest of the time was great..
The website was confusing as it says that you have to be over 6 to ride, but they said it's about weight and not age at the top of the luge..
Written 7 June 2021
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What a review! Thank you so much. Very informative. I am so pleased to hear you all had a great time. We can not wait for the construction to be done so we can all have a go on the new track! As for the helmets, we have no control over our what our guests do with their helmets while they are in possession of them (although we do try) but I can say that we do go around throughout the day and collect what we can. Also, children need to be over the age of 6 and over 110cm high to ride the Luge by themselves. It is about their safely and they need to meet both of those requirements. ll in all it sounds like you had an amazing visit! We hope you come back soon!
Written 9 June 2021
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Excellent views
Mar 2021
While the lack of international tourists meant this large site seem rather deserted we still greatly enjoyed our time here. Excellent views from the gondola and the luge was great. The guy who sold us our tickets is a great asset for the company - super friendly and chatty! Worth a visit when you're in Rotorua.
Written 22 March 2021
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Thank you so much your review. We really appreciate it and I will be passing it on to our team :)
Written 23 March 2021
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Katie Holmes
1 contribution
Very Great Experience
Mar 2021 • Family
Me and my family really enjoyed coming to skyline. All the staff are really well mannered and make coming to skyline very worth it! Very clean and tidy. Speaking of clean and tidy, I chatted to a very beautiful young woman who made us feel very welcome by carrying out our coffee and food for my fragile parents who were struggling in the cafe. My father said her name was Tegan and she was a cleaner. Very very impressed at how she went out of her way to help them out. Thank you for the experience, we will be back in no time!
Written 14 March 2021
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I will pass on your kind words to our team.
Written 14 March 2021
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand389 contributions
fun for all ages
Mar 2021
Was super quiet, we almost had the place to ourselves, it was great, no queue at all. Gondola ride was nice, but view was incredible from up there. The luge rides were fun. The advanced track is closed, but we still had two tracks open. Definitely the best luge tracks by far, longer and more turns. Can never just have 1 trip down the luge, minimum 3 is fun.
Written 13 March 2021
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Mid week is the time to visit!
Written 14 March 2021
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Mark Alviola
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Fun Fun Fun!!!
Feb 2021 • Friends
Always a good place to have fun! The luge ride will always be the highlight for me. Breathtaking view of Rotorua. The staff are amazing and food is awesome. Highly recommended!
Written 7 February 2021
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Oh thank you for your amazing review :)
Written 11 February 2021
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daisuke
Kumeu, New Zealand7 contributions
Exciting
Dec 2020
I went with my family. It's always nice to take a gondola ride to get a great view of a town. It was my first time doing the luge ride and it was so much fun. It was like you were in a video game. They can go really fast so I recommend doing the beginner and intermediate courses.
Written 20 January 2021
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DJC990
7 contributions
Expensive! Very greedy
Jan 2021 • Friends
We’re annual card holders, absolutely shocked the price as gone up to $16 per ride! (For normal holders which cardholders get 50% off so $8 per ride, not worth it. Money hungry, hate the “photo opp” think this is the last year I’ll renew. Very greedy.
Written 14 January 2021
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Thank you for your feedback.
Written 18 January 2021
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By: Skyline Rotorua
herbertbigtime
herbertbigtime
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Amazing view! And the luge!
The view at the top is fantastic! The luge is so fun! Highly recommend to come to the Skyline in the early morning
Savylucqs
Savylucqs
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Lady at bottom of gondolas was horrible
Had a really forceful lady at the bottom if the gondolas giving us the impression that if we didn't let her take a
worldtravelcouplenz
worldtravelcouplenz
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Amazing views & great staff
Such an amazing place. Great team, friendly and cheerful. Views are great, food is awesome and the luge rides are s
Teenykaur2305
Teenykaur2305
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Amazing staff
My baby sister got injured and hurt her leg, a gentleman named Ed (had blue eyes) was very helpful, took good care
891duncanp
891duncanp
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Huge Luge fun fun in Rotorua
Having been to the Queenstown gondola and luge I was not expecting much when I drove past - the gondola is nowhere
T3990XGrebeccas
T3990XGrebeccas
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Great meal
Great meal and excellent service from Torea! She was awesome 👍 The food was lovely and we enjoyed the view
TravelBug_KAJ
TravelBug_KAJ
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So much fun as always
The kids love luging and we went on a ‘school day’ which meant we didn’t have to queue for rides. Perfect!
216elem
216elem
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Luge was our fav
Loved the luge and zip lining! 5 adults loads of fun! Even in the spitting rain we had so much fun and created cool
Emma B
Emma B
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Day of Adventure
So many different kinds of fun to be had here! Even the Jelly Bean shop was a treat. All staff members were friendl
nicolesK3908AD
nicolesK3908AD
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Highlight of our honeymoon
A highlight of our honeymoon. Spur of the moment my husband and I decided we’d go here for dinner and oh my gosh I’
kiwireviews3
kiwireviews3
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Some friendly advice to make your trip AMAZING!
Scary but amazing! Okay so my family and I came here for the famous life rides and while they were awesome I though
Melli257
Melli257
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Luge, gondola, sky swing
So much to do at Skyline Rotorua and for all ages and stages. Luge is well maintained even though it’s been going f
635allant
635allant
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Yeah boy
Still fun no matter dry or RAIN lots more drifting into corners & the wipeouts seemed more forgiving.
VJ1S
VJ1S
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Luge
Gondola ride gets an amazing view. Safety check is them wanting to see you go and brake at the start but they don't
rowbotrowbot
rowbotrowbot
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Competitive nature
We had a blast. We managed to time this between the Easter weekend and the Easter school holiday. Ques were non exi