Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua

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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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Fairy Springs Motel
Fairy Springs Motel
3 out of 5
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The price is $70 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
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Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
4 Barnard Road, Rotorua, 3201
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Fairy Springs Motel
Fairy Springs Motel
3 out of 5
156 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua, 3015
The price is $70 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
Fairy Springs Motel
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
4.5 out of 5
9-11 Tutanekai St, P O Box 348, Rotorua, 3201
The price is $111 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
4 Barnard Road, Rotorua, 3201
The price is $83 per night from May 26 to May 27
Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre
Pullman Rotorua
Pullman Rotorua
5 out of 5
1135 Arawa St, Rotorua, 3010
The price is $116 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
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Cleveland Thermal Motel
Cleveland Thermal Motel
3 out of 5
113-119 Lake Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, 3010
The price is $90 per night from May 26 to May 27
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Koura Lodge
Koura Lodge
5 out of 5
209 Kawaha Point Road, Kawaha Point, Rotorua, 3010
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Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
4 out of 5
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Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, 3010
The price is $94 per night from May 25 to May 26
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