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Volcanic Hills Winery

176 Fairy Springs Road | At the Top of Skyline Gondola, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 21 750 200
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Rotorua at its best

Heard from a local that the luge and gondola at Skyline were must dos and planned on half a day... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
An Absolute MUST in Rotorua!

Johnny is the absolute gem of the Volcanic Hills Tasting Room. My wife and I happed upon the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Keen U
Houston, Texas
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Rotorua now has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with our new Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is established at the base of the Skyline Rotorua site, visitors are able to see how the wine is made before taking a gondola ride up to Volcanic Hills HQ to our tasting and wine sales room. Situated high up within the popular skyline tourism attraction's mountain-top complex. (Tasting Room open, Winery will open end of March 2013)
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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176 Fairy Springs Road | At the Top of Skyline Gondola, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 21 750 200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Heard from a local that the luge and gondola at Skyline were must dos and planned on half a day there. What we didn't plan on was having a sneaky glass of wine after the activities, and meeting with Sarah and Johnny and ending up...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Johnny is the absolute gem of the Volcanic Hills Tasting Room. My wife and I happed upon the location and despite how incredibly busy they were Johnny found time to sit with my wife and I, engage in meaningful conversation, and of course convince us...More

Thank Keen U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

John was an absolute gentleman. Knowledgable and friendly, I thought the value for money was as good as anything me and my partner have done in Rotorua. Would highly recommend John and the experience. Five stars

Thank James O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super rainy day and we wondered what to do. So thankful we took the gondola up the mountain. Wine tasting with some superb NZ wines and sharing stories with our fantastic host Johnny was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The rain actually stopped...More

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a amazing fee hours spent at the top of a volcanic mountain after lugging around the mountains.. Sat relaxing with views to die.. The Annie our personal sommelier were well knowlable and extremely helpfull Her expertise was at a PhD level don't miss out...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Partner and I had a great experience today with John. His service was top notch, really connected and engaged us,not only was the view stunning, the atmosphere was great and relaxing, the wine was second to none. Definitely recommend to all travelling to Rotorua...More

Thank thebatesons17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time with Annie and she was so fun! She made us feel right at home and answered all our questions about the wine and the surrounding area. I HIGHLY recommend this!

Thank TravelingLaurie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional location and contemporary interior. Thank you Johnny for being a wonderful host. Will definitely visit again.

Thank luiza932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went up the gondolas on our way through Rotorua sporadically, we got the wine package and ended up paying only $40ea approx. We were served by Jonny Rainbow, who was very pleasant. We didn't feel pressured into buying any wine, but...More

Thank TravisGdsPln
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly wandered in to this winery while we were visiting and I must say it was the highlight of our day. Johnny Rainbow was truly an exceptional host and more than that he made us laugh each time he spoke with us. Of course the...More

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Do I need to book for a group of about 16 people? We will be visiting early Saturday afternoon 13th August.
25 July 2016|
Response from AnkaliRachel | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling and letting them know. They are really cool but would probable appreciate the heads up so they can look after you all well.