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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.


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Lake Rotorua Hotel ¥6,103
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).

    Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre ¥8,313
    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 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

      Fairy Springs Motel ¥7,629
      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 is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside ¥10,681
        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 and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Millennium Hotel Rotorua ¥9,813
          Millennium Hotel Rotorua

          Millennium Hotel Rotorua

          1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located near the boardwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Rotorua Arts Village and Polynesian Spa. Rotorua Central Mall and Rotorua Night Market are also within 10 minutes.

            Rotorua International Motor Inn ¥10,177
            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).

              Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park ¥5,379
              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 3 mi (5 km) of Rotorua Hospital, Polynesian Spa, and Lake Rotorua. Skyline Rotorua is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

                Regent of Rotorua ¥9,448
                Regent of Rotorua

                Regent of Rotorua

                1191 Pukaki St, Rotorua
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Rotorua, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eat Street and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua are also within 3 mi (5 km).