East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

Skyline Skyrides

  • Fairy Springs Rd. Map It
  • Rotorua
  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

A 2,900-foot cable-car system carries you up Mt. Ngongotaha for spectacular views over Lake Rotorua. At the summit, 1,600-feet above sea level, there's a café, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, and several Kiwi ways to trigger a heart attack—including the Sky Swing, a giant three-person swing that hits speeds up to 150 kph (93 mph). As an alternative, try the luge track, where you can take hair-raisingly fast rides on wheeled bobsled-like contraptions (you can also go slowly; a braking system gives you full control of your speed). The track runs partway down the mountain, winding through the redwood trees; from the bottom, you can return to the summit on a separate chairlift. For further thrills, consider ziplining or mountain biking.

Sight Information

Address:

Fairy Springs Rd., Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, 3015, New Zealand

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Phone:

07-347–0027

Sight Details:

  • Cable car NZ$28, swing NZ$40, luge NZ$22, zipline NZ$45, bike-lift pass from NZ$55

Published 08/30/2016

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