Skyline Rotorua

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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.

517 Cheap Hotels Near Skyline Rotorua

Prince's Gate Hotel
Prince's Gate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
The price is NZ$124 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located near the airport, just steps away from Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre and Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (993 reviews)
"Lovely staff, room was well presented and clean. Great thermal pools."

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Prince's Gate Hotel
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
4 Barnard Road, Rotorua
The price is NZ$142 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (429 reviews)
"This is our second time we’ve stayed here and we opted for a room with a spa pool. Main living & dining area with a separate bedroom, large bathroom, 2 TVS, cooking facilities, and the covered exterior spa. My only criticism relates to the floor covering around the spa otherwise we were very comfortable ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Fairy Springs Motel
Fairy Springs Motel
3 out of 5
156 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
The price is NZ$135 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (185 reviews)
Great place for a family to stay
"Very friendly owners! Note had everything we needed for our stay. Only negative was that the wifi signal wasn’t very strong, so couldn’t be used a lot of the time. Location was excellent being right next door to the gondola."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

Fairy Springs Motel
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Prince's Gate Hotel
Prince's Gate Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
The price is NZ$133 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
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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 NZ$142 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
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Fairy Springs Motel
3 out of 5
156 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
The price is NZ$165 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
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Millennium Hotel Rotorua
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Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
4 out of 5
436 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua
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