Rotorua, New Zealand

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Climb to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha on a 10-minute aerial ride aboard the Rotorua Gondola. Soak up panoramic views over the city and Lake Rotorua, and spend leisurely time at the top before making your way back down. Alternatively, opt to include one, three, or five luge rides down one of three purpose-built tracks — basic, intermediate or advanced — including a chairlift between rides.
  • Gondola ride to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha in Rotorua
  • See panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and the city
  • Enjoy the thrill of riding a luge (if option selected)
Make your way to the base of the Rotorua Gondola, conveniently located just 6 miles (10 km) from the city center. From your glass-enclosed gondola car, take in the views over Lake Rotorua and the surrounding areas during a scenic 10-minute ride. When you reach the summit of 1,597-foot (487-meter) Mt Ngongotaha, enjoy free time to snap photos from every angle before re-boarding the gondola for the downward ride. 

Optional Luge Ride Select from three luge tracks with six entry points, and whiz down Mt Ngongotaha on a three-wheeled cart. Your ticket allows you to ride the luge either one, three, or five times (depending on option chosen), and a chairlift delivers you back to the top of the mountain between rides. Take a leisurely 1.2-mile (2-km) ride through a redwood forest on the scenic route; ride around chicanes and through a tunnel on the intermediate track; or amp up your adrenaline for a ride with tight turns and dips on the advanced track. The unique braking and steering system ensures the luge ride is fun and easy!


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Nov 2018

Very nice gondola ride over dirt bike track. Beautiful scenery and smooth ride. Restaurant was nothing remarkable and very crowded and noisy.

, Feb 2018

Worth the stop!

, Jan 2018

We went on a rainy day. So spoilt a bit. Good time to spend. The views are excellent.

, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

, Jun 2017

fun!!! my friend and I went three times around the track twice on the scenic route and once on the Intermediate Route. The Expert Route or whatever it was called was closed that day so that was a bummer. but fun nonetheless!

, Apr 2017

Good but busy at the top. The luge ride is Fun for both kids and adults.

, Mar 2017

We love the gondola ride and the luge. However, the staff were confused with the vouchers. Took them a while to figure it out. Thought for a moment they would not accept them.

, Dec 2016

This tour was amazing!

, Dec 2016

The Luge was great fun.

, Dec 2016

We did 5 Luge rides starting with 2 rides on the beginners track and three on the intermediate. The advanced track was closed. Really easy to ride and you are in control of your speed. Great fun and as soon as we got to the bottom of the run, we took the chair lift back to the top for the next run. Longest wait was less than 5 mins. It was fun even if it did rain!

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