Volcanic Hills Winery
Excellent wines sourced from iconic NZ viticulture areas including Marlborough, Central Otago and Hawkes Bay; the stupendous views of...
The natural springs here are home to wild trout and eels, which you can peer at through an underwater viewer. There are interpretive...
The Ogo (about 5km north of town) involves careening down a grassy hillside in a big bubble, with water or without. Silly? Fun?...
Mitai Maori Village
This family-run outfit offers a popular three-hour evening event with a concert, hangi and glowworm bushwalk. The experience can be...
Gold Star Bakery
As you head into Rotorua from the north, it's essential that you stop at this award-winning bakery with a stellar reputation for turning...
Fairy Springs Rd · interesting places nearby
Skyline Rotorua information
This gondola ascends Mt Ngongotaha, about 3km northwest of town. There are great lake views, and you can ride a speedy luge back down on three different tracks (three rides adult/child $28/14). For even speedier antics, try the exciting Sky Swing (adult/child $80/67) or the Zoom Zipline ($95/85).
The summit also features a restaurant and cafe, wine-tasting at the Volcanic Hills Winery , and walking tracks and nature trails.
Note the Sky Swing and Zipline prices include the gondola and five luge rides. If you're into fun on two wheels, the new Skyline MTB Gravity Park combines downhill thrills with gondola access to the summit.