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Head to the Rotorua Gondola base, which is located only six miles (10 km) outside the city center. Once aboard the glass-enclosed gondola car, ride for 10 minutes to reach the summit of Mt Ngongotaha, which stands 1,597 feet (487 meters) tall.

Gaze over Lake Rotorua and the surrounding region from the gondola and mountain top, and when ready, return to the gondola to descend to the base. Alternatively, you can choose to the luge ride option for your descent.

Choose from three luge tracks—basic, intermediate or advanced—to zip down the mountain. Select a package with one, three, or five luge rides, and relax while the chairlift delivers you back to the mountain top in between rides. It's a great activity for adventurous kids and adults alike.
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Lake Rotorua
Ride the Rotorua Gondola to the top of Mt Ngongotaha and soak in sweeping views during the 10-minute ride. You’ll overlook Lake Rotorua and the city, and can spend as much time as you like at the summit. Have the option to descend by luge on one of three tracks — basic, intermediate or advanced. The luge provides a fun ride for all ages, no prior experience required.
  • View Rotorua and its surroundings from the Rotorua Gondola
  • Ascend Mt Ngongotaha in a glass-enclosed gondola cabin 
  • Have the option to take a fun luge ride, great for people of all ages
  • Spend as much time as you like at the summit of Mt Ngongotaha
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun way to spend an afternoon

We came up for the luge and ended up staying for dinner. The luge was so much fun!! If you are considering purchasing the live pics note that their in-house cameras only point toward the scenic and intermediate routes so no photos are available from...More

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skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the excellent feedback! We have passed this on to our team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy going up to the top of the gondola. Especially riding the luge. The view from there is wonderful on a fine day you can see for miles.

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skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Rotovegas day out

Day trip to Rotorua with visiting friends. The Luge and Gondola are a must. The prices are to be expected. Cashiers and ground staff friendly and welcoming. However it stops there. The overseas backpackers overseeing the chairlifts are rude. The cafe staff are standing around...More

Thank hottuna68
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Feedback like yours allows us to continue to improve our service.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A must do- but could improve

We are a family with very young children.. to avoid queues arrive nice and early! The gondola up is great (though the one back down was grubby and covered in advertising and we could barely see out). The luge was OK.. staff were gruff and...More

Thank Zoe F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fun little stop

We had an hour to spare so we came here. We took the gondola up, and then paid the extra $14pp to take a luge ride down, and that was very fun, different options for beginners vs more confident people. Then we took the chairlift...More

Thank Lauren M
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the luge!

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