Rotorua, North Island

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Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua is a must-do attraction for the family! Located only minutes from central Rotorua your journey will begin with a ride in our eight-seater gondola cabins as you journey to the top complex that overlooks Rotorua. From here you can choose luging on one of our three scenic tracks, eating at the Food Market Kitchen that offers many tasty cafe items, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Skyline Buffet Restaurant, take a stroll on the walking tracks, be thrilled and exhilarated riding the Skyswing or take a ride in Skyvue’s 4D motion theatre. There is so much to choose from and great combination packages on offer that make it all easy. Come on kids – get Mum and Dad together and enjoy a fun day out!

Gondola

Jump on-board one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience Rotorua’s most spectacular views!  Skyline Rotorua’s 900 metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. On arrival at Skyline Rotorua Gondola, relax and take in the 180 degree panorama, take a walk on the nature trails or choose from one of the exciting Rotorua activity options on offer - such as Luge, the Skyswing or Skyvue 4D motion theatre.  

Before your return Gondola ride, be sure to stop in at the Food Market Kitchen, our marketplace style cafe or the Restaurant & Bar for lunch or dinner. 

Luge

Skyline Luge is a fun, fast-paced family activity that all ages will enjoy!  Part go-cart, part toboggan, the Rotorua Luge offers a truly unique outdoor experience that should be on your list of things to do in Rotorua.  Found in the heart of New Zealand's scenic volcanic wonderland, this is where the Luging adventure all began in 1985.  Rotorua Luge has three tracks of differing skill levels winding through beautiful forest.  

Once you reach the Skyline Rotorua complex, select from one of the three exciting Luge trails. Take off downhill on your luge through twists and turns, with a backdrop of dramatic scenery and Redwood forest.  Once at the bottom, ride the scenic chairlift back to the top of the track.

Don't miss out on one of the most popular Rotorua attractions!  Check out more information on the Rotorua Luge Tracks here.

Restaurant

A unique dining experience - we know you'll enjoy our restaurant, it’s been a favourite with locals for over 25 years!  This restaurant will provide you with magnificent panoramic views of Rotorua and surrounds, and a delicious array of fresh buffet style dishes and our succulent grill menu.  Enjoy the best of New Zealand and International cuisine for lunch or dinner at the Skyline Rotorua Buffet and Grill restaurant. Based at the top of the Gondola, the best views of Lake Rotorua, Mount Tarawera, and the city are what to expect when you dine with us.  For further information on dinning and restaurant packages click here. 

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Food Market Kitchen

Experience our tasty food with all your senses in our new food market place. Feel, hear, see, smell and taste our wide range of high quality dishes and beverages, while enjoying breath taking views.  The freshness of the ingredients and quality of offering helps you feel as if you are eating in a marketplace. Our friendly and casual cafe atmosphere makes your dining experience even better!  We serve the best of international and kiwiana cuisine, with everything from gourmet pies and bakery food, to pizza, fish and chips, tandoori, crepes, deli selections, ice cream and great coffee!

Volcanic Hills Winery & Tasting Room

Enjoy a wine tasting experience in this beautiful venue overlooking Rotorua city and lake before your dining experience.  Then join us in the Skyline restaurant for a delicious meal where we will match your cuisine to the appropriate Volcanic Hills wines.

Walking Tracks

Why not take a stroll on our scenic Rotorua walking track, view exotic and native plantings around the complex and take advantage of fantastic views and seating areas.  There are information signs telling the story of Rotorua and Skyline Rotorua.

Skyswing

Your chance to swing high above Rotorua!  The Skyswing is a thrilling and exhilarating ride, 50 metres above ground level and reaching speeds of up to 120kph.  Enjoy spectacular views of Rotorua city and the surrounding lakes, secure in your specially designed safety harness.  Check out our Skyswing combo packages here.

Skyvue

Jump aboard the most exciting 4D ride of the planet! A world's first showing at the top of the Gondola at Skyline Rotorua.  Skyvue has 4D – 3D – 2D rides showing every 30 minutes, 7 Days a week.  4D Motion Theatre suitable for all ages.

Jelly Bean Shop

We have teamed up with the world famous Jelly Belly gourmet jelly bean company to create a stop which will excite your sweet tooth!  Located at the top of the Gondola, the store has around 100 different scrumptious flavours of jelly beans, with an entire wall of Pick 'n Mix beans to choose from.  The jelly bean art gallery and the incredibly fun Bean Boozled winning wheel are just a few reasons to come and visit.

Helipro Helicopters

Providing another transport option there are a variety of flights and prices available.  HeliPro Helicopters has 30 years experience and uses a 6 seater helicopter.  In flight commentaries are provided.

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.