Enjoy the spectacular panoramas over Lake Rotorua and the city as you ride in a gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha. At the summit, you can choose to take the gondola back down the mountain or go for an exciting luge ride on one of three purpose-built tracks.
Mount Ngongotaha is located only 6 miles (10 km) from the center of Rotorua and offers a great day out. Board the gondola for an approximately 10-minute climb to the 1,597-foot (487-meter) summit, where you’ll find amazing views over the city, Lake Rotorua and surrounding areas. At the top, take some time to soak up the views before re-boarding the gondola for the downward ride.
Or, add a bit of excitement to your day by selecting the optional luge ride. You’ll whiz down the mountain on a three-wheeled cart, which has a unique braking and steering system that makes it fun and easy. There are three luge tracks to choose from, with six entry points: the scenic route with a leisurely 1.2-mile (2-kilometer) ride through a redwood forest; the intermediate track with chicanes, a tunnel and fabulous views over the city and lake; or the advanced track with tight turns, dips and a tunnel for a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping ride. Getting up and down a mountain has never been so much fun!
If you choose the Luge Option, you can ride the luge five times, and a chairlift will take you back to the top of the mountain between rides.
Rotorua Gondola and Luge
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Departure Point:Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
- November to March
9:00am to 8:00pm
April to October
9:00am to 5:00pm (Luge)
9:00am to 7.30pm (Gondola)
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha and return
Gondola to the top of the mountain with 5 luge rides on three different tracks, with chairlift ride to the start point included
- Round-trip gondola ride to Mount Ngongotaha
- 5 luge rides on choice of three tracks (if option selected)
- Use of chairlift (if Luge Option selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 10 years to ride the advanced luge track
- Safety helmets and instructions provided to all luge riders
- Children under 6 years can ride in tandem with adult
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