Tours & activities by Rankin Family Trust from Viator

  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
From AUD 28.40

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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.


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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Departure Time:
November to March
9:00am to 8:00pm

April to October
9:00am to 5:00pm (Luge)
9:00am to 7.30pm (Gondola)
Duration:
Varies
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Round-trip Gondola Ride
Code: GON

Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha and return

From
AUD28.40
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Gondola and 5 Luge Rides
Code: LUGE

Gondola to the top of the mountain with 5 luge rides on three different tracks, with chairlift ride to the start point included

From
AUD54.85
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride

Rotorua Gondola

Inclusions:
  • 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)
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Elizabeth-Anne L, August 2016

My Viator booking for a family of four was really good value.
We each had the Gondola trip up and back down, plus five luge rides each!
It was huge fun and the great weather was an added bonus.
I would definitely use Viator again.

Reviewed by: David W, January 2016

Good fun and very well organized. Shame the cafe at the top had no wifi though, as it was New Years Day and we wanted to Skype family.