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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride

Highlights
  • 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
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
From US$21.05
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Gondola and 3 Luge RidesMost Popular
Gondola to the top of the mountain with 3 luge rides on your choice of three different tracks, with chairlift ride to the start point included
US$35.31
Gondola and 1 Luge Ride
Gondola to the top of the mountain with 1 luge ride on one of the three different tracks
US$30.56
Round-trip Gondola Ride
Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha and return
US$21.05
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun time for all ages

First time doing the luge ride and we had a wonderful time with beautiful scenery. Only problem is the helmet smell stinky and they do provide paper shower cap but the staff on duty never tell us. FYI shower caps are kept at the counter...More

Thank Yuet775
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad to hear you had a great time on the luge! Thank you so much for your feedback.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Let loose on the luge

As a fifty-something mum it crossed my mind that I may be above the expected age profile of a typical luge driver as I stepped into the plastic vehicle alongside my family. In fact I wondered if I would actually reach the bottom without being...More

Thank Onlyplacesilike
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself!! I am sure next time you will be flying down the Advanced Track :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
Even fun on a rainy day activity

Advised by friends we went to the skyline rotorua to experience the luge rides. Although the advanced line was closed due to the rainy weather circumstances the scenic and intermediate rides offered a lot of fun. It is not very cheap but with a family...More

Thank RuurdvanElburg
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for your feedback, we have passed it onto our team. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun ride, miserable staff.

We arrived at the top of the gondola and it was completely clear of what we had to do as it was only the far luge course operating. We grabbed a stinky helmet (I recommend bringing a beanie hat to wear underneath) and then queued...More

Thank Ben W
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Skyline Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We value our customer service and reviews like yours helps us to improve the services we offer. I have passed your feedback onto our Activities team and we hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Something different to do in Rotorua

There is a beautiful view from the top of the mountain and a lovely trail to come down on the luge which you can easily control the speed on. We took the scenic route down which was in the shade and you didn't feel like...More

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

We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time! We hope you can visit again soon and enjoy the Volcanic Hills Wine Tasting.

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