We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Volcanic Hills Winery

176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-282 2018
Review Highlights

Over the Christmas Break, we traveled over to Rotorua to go up the Gondola for a Wine Tasting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
Divine vino & fab views!!

What a fantastic gem of a place! Amazing wine tasting, delicious cheese platter which complimented... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wendi M
Read all 420 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Rotorua has a unique wine experience in its tourism repertoire with Volcanic Hills winery. The winery is at the base of Skyline Rotorua and a gondola ride up will take you to Volcanic Hills HQ, our Tasting Room situated high up within the popular skyline tourism attraction's mountain-top complex. Come up and drink the view overlooking Lake Rotorua. Please note we are closed Christmas Day.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting room” (46 reviews)
“wine tasting” (143 reviews)
“pinot gris” (26 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
176 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-282 2018
Write a ReviewReviews (420)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Over the Christmas Break, we traveled over to Rotorua to go up the Gondola for a Wine Tasting & some lunch. We pre-purchased online which was a great idea as we were able to miss the long ques & head straight on up & you...More

Thank leannetmurray
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fantastic gem of a place! Amazing wine tasting, delicious cheese platter which complimented the vino superbly. Very attentive staff thank you Johnny for reconnecting me with my love for Chardonnay. Would highly recommend this place for locals to take visitors as it really...More

Thank Wendi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely wine tasting here with our family of 12. The views are incredible and the wine is yummy too!

1  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the early afternoon at Volcanic Hills tasting wine and eating delicious cheese. We enjoyed every wine on the tasting list and left with 3 bottles to take home!! The platters were very generous. Annie was so knowledgeable and personable and made our rainy...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were attentive and welcoming. Did the 3 tastings for price of a glass of wine. Good wine but bottles are more expensive than we normally pay. Did get one for xmas. Worth a visit.

Thank lyndylu45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great thing to do if you are in Rotorua! I went with a couple of friends and we had a blast with Johnny Rainbow. We tasted five delicious wines and enjoyed the spectacular views. The food is excellent too if you want...More

Thank Estella G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t know what to do when everyone else is going for the luge experience? Well! Don’t look too far and go see Annie! She is amazing! From there she will bring you to a new customer experience! Ordered two glasses of wine and a...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine experience at Volcanic Hills tasting room atop the gondola overlooking Lake Rotorua. Interesting info about wine making in NZ whilst trying the different wines. I don't drink rose but the VH one was really nice.

Thank Leigh R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with excellent wine knowledge. Johnnie rainbow gets it done. Nina and Chris did love it!

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Volcanic Hill Winery is on the top of Skyline with a stunning scenic view. I don't drink Wines, but I enjoyed looking at my friend who tried five different types of wines. Special thanks to Young Lady, I am sorry I forgot your name.

Thank Bhupindersaggu
Larissa P, Owner at Volcanic Hills Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our Tasting Room even without trying our wines. We've passed your thanks on to Sara too.

Nearby HotelsSee all 92 hotels in Rotorua
Fairy Springs Motel
106 reviews
.12 km away
Best Western Braeside Rotorua
515 reviews
.25 km away
Peppers on the Point - Lake Rotorua
160 reviews
2.03 km away
Lake Rotorua Hotel
254 reviews
2.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Stratosfare Rotorua
1,052 reviews
.01 km away
The Brook Bar and Bistro
63 reviews
.24 km away
Burger Fuel
38 reviews
.72 km away
Wai-O-Tapu Tavern
24 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
3D Trick Art Gallery
143 reviews
.16 km away
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
1,607 reviews
.16 km away
Rainbow Mountain - Crater Lake Walk
32 reviews
.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 January 2018|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close from town and where all the main attractions so both options are possible!
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.