Rotorua Sights and Skyline Gondola

Discover some of the top visitor attractions in Rotorua before taking in the amazing view with a Skyline gondola ride.  The morning sightseeing of Rotorua will allow you to enjoy four of the most popular tourist attractions.

Rotorua Day ToursExplore Te Puia and learn more about the Maori culture and their traditions.  This tour includes a visit to the local woodcarving and weaving schools where experts pass their skills on to the next generation.  A trip to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley is up next and this is where you will get to see why the area is made famous by its phenomenal geothermal activity.  A major highlight of this part of the tour is the Pohutu Geyser which shoots up vapour jets as high as 30 metres into the air!

Enjoy a close up look at a wide variety of native and exotic wildlife that call the Rainbow Springs Nature Park home.  The Kiwi, a native flightless bird, can be found here along with various other animals.  Learn more about these unique creatures and take a peek into the nocturnal viewing house.  This will be followed by a visit to the Agrodome which is located just on the outskirts of the city.  Learn all about the local agricultural industry and what as a sheep is shorn and see sheep dogs demonstrate their skills.

Take a trip on the Skyline Gondola up the side of Mount Ngongotaha and get ready for some of the most amazing views.  At a height of 487 metres above sea level, you will be able to see Rotorua's main centre, the spectacular Lake Rotorua and other sights in the surrounding areas.  A scrumptious lunch is available at extra cost.  You might also like to try the thrilling luge ride (extra cost) if you are feeling adventurous.  Make your trip truly unforgettable by enjoying the fantastic forest views as you race down the tracks in your luge cart.  You may take your pick from various tracks an you can set the speed.  After your gondola ride, you will then be taken back to your hotel by a transfer shuttle.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Half day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs and returns: Tourism Rotorua
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Te Puia Māori Arts and Crafts Institute
  • Thermal Reserve
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Agrodome sheep show
  • Skyline Gondola ride
  • Multilingual options are available

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