Skyline Rotorua

Vacation Travel Guide
Skyline Rotorua

Take in the splendid scenery during a gondola ride and jump in a luge cart to navigate your way down the exciting mountain track.

Skyline Rotorua cable car carries passengers up Mount Ngongotaha to a height of 487 metres (1,598 feet). Admiring the views isn’t the only thing to do at the summit. Sip a coffee in the café, fly over dense forest on the zip line or steer down the steep luge course.

Leave the city behind as you are silently lifted to the summit of Mount Ngongotaha inside a spacious gondola cabin. Watch the town below become smaller and smaller as you travel along the 900-metre (2,953-foot) long cable system.

Step out at the top and marvel at this remarkable vantage point. Look to the east to see sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding geothermal areas.

Enjoy a quick stroll and a coffee and snack at the mountaintop restaurant. Sample some local seafood or choose from an international menu that includes crêpes and pizzas.

For something more high-energy, head to the luge area. Three tracks snake down the mountain offering excitement and beautiful scenery. Climb into a small sled and race down to the bottom. If you are keen for more fun, ride the chairlift back up to the top to do it all again.

The summit also features a zip line. As you careen along this 383-metre (1,257-foot) wire, look down over a canopy of towering redwood pines. True adventure fans will want to test out the Skyswing ride too. Hold on tight as you are lifted up into the air before being dropped at speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour (93 miles per hour).

Find the base station for Skyline Rotorua approximately 3 kilometres (2 miles) northwest of town. A separate admission fee is charged for the gondola and for each of the attractions on offer at the summit.

Top Hotels Close to Skyline Rotorua

Fairy Springs Motel
Fairy Springs Motel
3 out of 5
156 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
The price is ¥9,083 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
This family-friendly Rotorua motel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Skyline Rotorua and Volcanic Hills Winery. Rainbow Springs ...
4.2/5Very Good! (184 reviews)
"nice layout and family friendly. One down point of the stay was that the dining table was broken and we were afraid if we had dinner on it the leg would come off."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Fairy Springs Motel
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
4 Barnard Road, Rotorua
The price is ¥9,386 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Skyline Rotorua and Volcanic Hills Winery. Rainbow Springs ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (427 reviews)
"Very quiet. Would happily stay again. Great location too."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

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Pullman Rotorua
Pullman Rotorua
5 out of 5
1135 Arawa St, Rotorua
The price is ¥14,734 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Situated in Rotorua, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Government Gardens and Polynesian Spa. Rotorua Central Mall and Rotorua Hospital are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (119 reviews)
"Lake view was spectacular"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

Pullman Rotorua
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Prince's Gate Hotel
Prince's Gate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥6,379 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
4 Barnard Road, Rotorua
The price is ¥9,386 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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Fairy Springs Motel
Fairy Springs Motel
3 out of 5
156 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
The price is ¥9,083 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
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Pullman Rotorua
Pullman Rotorua
5 out of 5
1135 Arawa St, Rotorua
The price is ¥14,734 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
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Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel
Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
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The price is ¥31,453 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
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4 out of 5
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The price is ¥8,544 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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