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“Mountain bikers and adrenaline nirvana ”
Review of Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua
Ranked #2 of 4 Transportation 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: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

If you love to mountain biking this is the place for you. Gravity is your friend on these trails with a gondola shuttle back to the top after each run. Trails are really, really good. Lots of black diamond trail and some easier stuff as well. Luge riding, zip lines and more. We spent all day there from opening to after closing and never stopped.....well 20 mins for lunch in the great café. Show your Skyline mtb ride licence for a great discount on lunch as well.

1  Thank ric7ard
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We chose to enjoy a luge ride. We had a long wait but that was because of the holiday. It was a fun experience and would recommend it. Most folks were taking multiple rides.

1  Thank Marcia F
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We paid $99 for a family of 4 gondola ride with 10 luge rides to share. We went up just before dusk and spotted deer and wild hares below us from our gondola. We waited a few minutes in the queue for the luge. There are 3 routes/levels : scenic, intermediate and advanced. We did the first 2. The scenic is the best : you can take a slip road and stop for a rest. The views are spectacular. The jelly bean store was fascinating. 3 different people were handing out their ride passes which they didn't use, so keep a lookout !

1  Thank Yasmin L
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We came here with 3 adults and 2 kids - 11 and 8. We did the gondola ride and luge. The luge was great fun with the bonus of the chairlift ride back to the top. Two of the adults also enjoyed the wine tasting facilities!! As for the views - outstanding!! Had a fabulous day. It was not busy when we went so we didn't have to wait long for the luge rides.

1  Thank Tania S
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Gondola ride to the top, followed by a hearty breakfast at the cafe was the high light.
The place was teeming with mountain bikers as there was a special event lined up during our visit. Very picturesque views from the top.

1  Thank AmarnathKamath
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