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Things to do in Ngongotaha

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
“A Fun, Family-Friendly Rotorua Activity! Jump onboard one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. The 900-metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. Once up top, you can choose to Luge, Mountain Bike, Zoom Zipline, Skyswing, check out the nature trails, shop at the INZPIRED Store or the Jelly Belly Store, enjoy Volcanic Hills wine tasting and dine at Market Kitchen or Stratosfare Restaurant. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“A great experience for those wishing to partake in a Maori feast (hangi) and traditional Maori song and dance.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“Rainbow Springs is home to over 22 native and endemic species including birds, lizards and aquatic life. We are also home to the world's largest and most successful kiwi hatchery, offering our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to see real conservation in action and, if in luck, witness a baby kiwi hatch, eggs being incubated or a kiwi chick being fed or getting a health check. We put conservation at the heart of everything we do! Come join us - a day of fun, adventure & nature discoveries awaits.'”
  • 34 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“Haven't done this yet but everyone I speak to rates it as the best thing to do in Rotorua”
  • 27 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Take the gondola up to the top of the hill where you will find great views of Rotorua and the Lake. There are cafes and restaurants and a Jelly Bean shop. .... and luge rides. Varying levels of tracks and there are also options for tandeming with the kids on the back or the front.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Food
“Great day out for families with younger children. Learn all about New Zealand farming.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Buffet
“Our favourite, if you want a variety of foods alk delicious with an amazing veiw then this is worth the price. Can get deals online sometimes. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“This is a great place for adrenaline junkies!! There's a giant swing, jet boats, bungee jump, freefall extreme and Shweeb Racer. Fun for all the family!!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Roll down a hill in a giant ball either with or without water. Heaps of fun”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Well stocked superkarket for supplies, bakery treats, hot cooked chickens, lotto.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Whether you want entertainment , views or dining - you can enjoy all here in the one place. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Lovely cafe , fish and chip shop , liquor store, great 4 Square , laundromat , cycle way along old railway track into town.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This is such a fun activity, I did it with my children when they were younger and it was quite a thrill”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“You can feed the raptors at 2pm - an amazing look into the birds of prey of New Zealand.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“3D Trick Art is to enable people to experience an optical illusion of three dimensional structures from two dimensional paintings using scientific drawing technique and special paint. For drawing technique, perspective and shading are basically applied to complete a stereogram (Three-dimensional painting). In addition to the drawing technique, high transparency paint is used to generate a special layer that increases curve and reflection rate of light. This combination gives the artworks different perceptions from different angles. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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Café
“A Fun, Family-Friendly Rotorua Activity! Jump onboard one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. The 900-metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. Once up top, you can choose to Luge, Mountain Bike, Zoom Zipline, Skyswing, check out the nature trails, shop at the INZPIRED Store or the Jelly Belly Store, enjoy Volcanic Hills wine tasting and dine at Market Kitchen or Stratosfare Restaurant. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Buffet
“Our favourite, if you want a variety of foods alk delicious with an amazing veiw then this is worth the price. Can get deals online sometimes. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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