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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride

  • 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
Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride
From US$21.80
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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
From US$36.61
Gondola and 1 Luge Ride
Gondola to the top of the mountain with 1 luge ride on one of the three different tracks
From US$31.68
Round-trip Gondola Ride
Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha and return
From US$21.83
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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 4 days ago

We enjoyed the luge, but it sure isn't for little kids to ride on their own. The small kids ride with their parents. Was fun, but the lineups got a bit crazy after 3pm. Novelty of a random 'sheep on the tracks' during one luge...More

Thank Kerpatnickie
Reviewed 6 days ago
Best Luge in NZ

Best luge experience in New Zealand (better than Queenstown). Worth going up for the view regardless of if you luge or not (but would definitely recommend trying it - so much fun!). Also did the wine tasting after our luge experience!

Thank Neha G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Son much fun

We went with a 7 & 12 year old. The gondala ride gives nice views of Rotorua even when the weather isn’t great(which it wasn’t when we went) the luge is so much fun and really easy for all ages both our kids had a...More

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Expensive! But fun

My goodness this is super pricey and I do wish there was a slightly better price for Kiwi's. It's fun, but the waits are HUGE. We wanted 2 luge rides and it took the entire day to get them at Queen's Birthday weekend. Kids loved...More

Thank MamooseNz
Reviewed 1 week ago
It would have been great except for one unhappy employee

Skyline is one of the reasons we have visited Rotorua and it did not disappoint in terms of views from the gondola and fun when we did the luge. One thing that could be improved though was the service. Though the gentleman at reception was...More

1  Thank TheTrekker411
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