Skyline Rotorua
Skyline Rotorua
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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 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 trail. Left feeling a little peckish? Head to the 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. 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
Rotorua, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Tania G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Such a fun day exploring the Skyline attractions - stunning gondola ride and we had such fun on the luge tracks that we ended up buying another turn each.
Written 13 May 2024
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TonyC_Austin
Austin, TX335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had previously visited the Queenstown Skyline and found this one not as nice. However, it was pleasant enough, so likely we were spoiled by the other one. Nice views from the top and did one Luge ride to see what ti was about. The Luge was a bit bumpy, but interesting enough to try. The main problem was its lack of good signs and/or maps when you first exit the gondola. It was very unclear what was in which direction and we have to wander around and ask to orient ourselves.
Written 10 May 2024
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Jason
Canberra, Australia121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Our family of four went up the skyline and then had one run on the luge. We didn't have the best experience. It seemed that while it was well staffed in terms of numbers it was catering for regulars who have been before. While we went only once on the luge you could buy tickets for multiple runs. This meant a number of people were 'mucking around' on the runs and blocking the path down. The luge track is not designed for people to be stopping on it.

We found the Singapore version of the luge a lot better and far more professionally run.

It was quite expensive for what it is.
Written 6 May 2024
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b_long176
Sydney, Australia1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
So many things to do, not enough time to do them!

Although are day started off a bit disappointing as the zipline was closed for the day, which put an end to our half day adventure pass ideas, being the gondola, zipline, Skyswing & 5 luge rides. We then pivoted to the gondola, skyswing & 7 luge rides combo instead, and that ended up being a very good substitute.

The luge rides were the best part, and by doing 7 rides, we could ride the 5 different tracks once, and then pick two tracks to ride a second time. The younger members of the family started off a bit timidly on the luge, but were up to speed by the second ride, and we all had a blast.

Make sure you try starting from both starting areas for something different, and try both chairlifts back up to the top.

The Skyswing was a bit extra we thought we'd try since we were there, and it was good fun. Over quickly, but good fun while doing it! Great views from the top, and good laughs while watching the screamers have a go while waiting for your turn.

Also good views from the gondola across the town & the lake. Good facilities and a great day out was had by all. A MUST visit.

ps- get there early to get a few/most of your rides in before the coachloads arrive, and it does take a bit longer to wait for your next luge ride.
Written 25 April 2024
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Linda W
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The gondola ride up the mountain sets the scene. There are several different routes down the hill that you can choose to do on your kart before getting the chair lift back up each time. You can cruise down the track at your own pace, whether slow and gentle or race as fast as the kart will allow. We went mid week and after the school holidays so it was not busy and we did not have to queue We choose the five trip option. Great fun. Gondola takes you back down to the ample car park.
Written 23 April 2024
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DiandKevGoldCoast
Gold Coast, Australia110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We spent a very enjoyable morning at Skyline Rotorua. First a gondola ride up to the top with magnificent views on the way. Then a very tasty breakfast with plenty of choice. And to top it off a fun luge ride with a variety of tracks to choose from. I was fortunate enough to do the ride twice on two different tracks, and to end it off a ski lift to get back to the top. I was surprised how fast the luge could go, but it was very easy to control the speed for those who were a little more cautious or for the young children who wanted to give it a go. Of course we all had to wear helmets as protection for our heads. I am in the senior age category and thought this was a blast. I just wish that I could have stayed longer and experienced some of the other rides available.
Written 21 April 2024
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Mouzouris
Detroit, MI1,987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We did the Zorb from down the street first and then stopped by for lunch with reservations with window view. Which worth the extra money if you get the one free drink per person. Host and chef was super friendly and helpful with my wife’s gluten free sensitivity. Food overall was excellent. They even brought her a piece of cake with a card signed by all the staff for her birthday mentioned when seated. Nice touch !!! So much things to do other than the restaurant also but that’s all we did. The gift shop also highly recommended and reasonable priced as we didn’t know at the time (was our first day in Rotorua). Highly recommended.
Written 9 April 2024
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utkiwi2014
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Went up to ride the luge with family over from the UK and they loved it. Easy to suit all ages and abilities, everyone can give it a go.
Written 8 April 2024
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Samantha C
Taipei, Taiwan139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Rating: 4/5

My visit to Skyline Rotorua for the gondola and luge experience was a memorable one, filled with fun activities and stunning scenery. However, there were a few aspects that could have been better addressed to enhance the overall experience.

The highlight of my visit was undoubtedly the luge ride, offering thrilling twists and turns amidst breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The gondola ride itself was also enjoyable, providing a scenic journey to the top of the hill.

While the attractions themselves were impressive, I couldn't help but notice the need for more staff presence.

Except for the first ride, the lines for the luge were quite long, and additional staff and signage explaining the divide between first ride and repeats could have helped to streamline the process and reduce wait times.

Furthermore, I observed that some areas could have been better maintained in terms of hygiene, the hamlets in particular as the riders wears the used helmets were people drop them off. It would have been beneficial to see more proactive efforts in cleaning and sanitizing the hamlets as well providing a more visible signage for the location of the hair nets, especially given the current health concerns.

Without mentioning clearer signage would have been helpful, particularly for first-time visitors like myself. Better signage could improve navigation around the park and provide more information about the various attractions available.

Photography for the luge rides and the gondola could have synchronized many of the us didn’t realize that we aren’t able to pick up the photos for the luge rides at the exit.

Overall, despite these areas for improvement, my experience at Skyline Rotorua was undeniably fun and memorable. With a few adjustments to staffing levels, hygiene practices, and signage, it has the potential to offer an even more exceptional experience for visitors.
Written 31 March 2024
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Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was a thrilling adventure as we took a gondola ride🚡 up Mount Ngongotaha ⛰️, race down on a luge🛷, and up again on a chairlift😃! The views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island🏝️are stunning! And the sumptuous buffet 🍤🍢🥩🥗at Stratosfare is never-ending. Fun for all ages, don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind family excursion! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Written 24 March 2024
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