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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, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The view was great from the top. Everyone enjoyed the luge (kids and adult alike). Tips for the adults - do the advanced track, it was awesome. I'd say say stick to the 6 luge package and you will have more than enough.

Food was okay in the restaurant. Price was reasonable especially the curry where you serve yourself to your heart's content.

All in all a great experience and a good way to spend the day.

Thank TimoSage
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Beautiful views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding area from the top of the mountain. Nice little winery at the top with some good wines. The luging was a blast with a few courses to choose from. There is also a nice hiking trail up there as well a restaurant and a human slingshot.

Thank Aaron D
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Skyline is about location, location, location! Starting with the gondola ride to access it, and the amazing views as the sun sets and the lights take over. Rotorua is a truly beautiful city from above. The buffet is extensive, and the food various. Maybe too many desserts were extra sweet, but hey.. this was a wedding after all!

Thank awapuniNZ
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Second time here. Gondola ride gives nice views of the lake. There are separate cars for those with bikes. Kids did 8 luge rides each and were still enjoying it as much on the 8th ride as the 1st. Allow about 10-15 mins for each ride (including time to get back to the top). From bottom of luge track you take a chair lift back to top - like the ones on ski fields which completely freak me out - I hate those things! Watched people doing the zip wire - I'm too much of a scaredey cat for zip wires. There is a buffet restaurant at the top that we have not tried as we love the family pizza from the café. Also an ice cream stall. Souvenir shop is good and I have ought t-shirts there both times. Make sure you take a look at the art work made from jelly beans in the Jelly Bean shop - amazing.

Thank Murf05
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