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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.

Give yourself plenty of time at Skyline Rotorua. Here are some of the best things to do:

Waited eons to experience this popular attraction? Then you mustn't leave without trying out a Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Rides.

If you're chasing even more activities, take a look at our Rotorua things to do page.


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Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre ¥10,473
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre

Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre

4 Barnard Road, Rotorua
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Rotorua motel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Volcanic Hills Winery and Skyline Rotorua. Lake Rotorua is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

    Fairy Springs Motel ¥8,933
    Fairy Springs Motel

    Fairy Springs Motel

    156 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Rotorua motel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Volcanic Hills Winery and Skyline Rotorua. Lake Rotorua and Tamaki Maori Village are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Lake Rotorua Hotel ¥7,488
      Lake Rotorua Hotel

      Lake Rotorua Hotel

      131 Lake Road, Koutu, Rotorua
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the suburbs, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rotorua Hospital, Tamaki Maori Village, and Rotorua Central Mall. Skyline Rotorua and Polynesian Spa are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside ¥10,581
        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

        9-11 Tutanekai St, P O Box 348, Rotorua
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance, Tamaki Maori Village, and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

          Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park ¥5,422
          Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park

          Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park

          67-69 Whittaker Road, Rotorua
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            With direct access to the beach, this Rotorua cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rotorua Hospital, Tamaki Maori Village, and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

            Rotorua International Motor Inn ¥11,090
            Rotorua International Motor Inn

            Rotorua International Motor Inn

            2 Monokia St, Rotorua
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the business district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua Hospital, and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Mitai Maori Village and Ogo are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Rotorua Hideaway Lodge ¥8,317
              Rotorua Hideaway Lodge

              Rotorua Hideaway Lodge

              436 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Rotorua, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ogo and Skyline Rotorua. Mitai Maori Village and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua ¥49,041
                Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua

                Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua

                214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on a lake, this luxury lodge is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Lake Rotorua and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Skyline Rotorua. Volcanic Hills Winery and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).