• Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration: Flexible
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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)

What You Can Expect

Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride

Rotorua Gondola and Luge

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!

Customer Reviews

Shannon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Worth the stop!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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!

Natalie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

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

Beverly j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The Luge was great fun.

Elizabeth-Anne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This place is a great stop if you go to Rotorua. We had a great time riding the Luge! The Gondola has some really great views of the Lake.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

So much fun - we're almost 60 and thoroughly enjoyed this - with arthritis in spine and knee replacements in both knees - getting down to ground level to get on and off the luge was hard but hubby helped me - and I wouldn't have missed this - such awesome fun!! Don't let age or health issues stop you

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