Gondola Rides, the experience of a lifetime

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On the slopes of Mount Ngongotaha with easy access from the city centre of Rotorua. the adventurous traveler will be able to enjoy the thrill of a breathtaking gondola ride. This ride which features a number of comfortable cabins which move along a secure cable takes the traveler high over the environs of Rotorua.

The ride transports the passenger 487 meters above ground level into a magical world of wonder. The sensational view over Lake Rotorua and the nearby region is a delight to experience and will never be forgotten. The experience is especially memorable at night when the lights of the city sparkle and the tranquil waters of the lake shimmer mysteriously in the darkness. The gondola ride functions in all weather conditions and is in operation all days of the year.

A 900 meter advanced cable system is used to transport passengers in cabins which can accommodate eight travelers at a time. The system has the capacity to transport 2000 people per hour. The cabins have been designed so as to allow easy entry for wheelchairs and strollers.

Also on site you will find a luge track which is reputed to be the first such facility in the world. Riders sit in three wheeled carts using a one of a kind steering and braking system giving complete control. There is a choice of three tracks with a total of no less than 5 km of track length. The beginner will enjoy the relatively sedate tracks which provide a gentle descent, while more advanced riders can try their hand at the advanced course which offers a more challenging experience with bends, dips and a tunnel. A double seater chairlift takes riders back to the top of Mt. Ngongotaha. This attraction too is available every day of the year.

Rotorua also offers many other adventure activities including rafting in the rivers of the area, and even the intense excitement of white water sledging. If that isn't thrilling enough, take the opportunity to experience a parachute jump from an airplane and enjoy the aerial view as you float down.

Take advantage of Rotorua hotel dealsto stay at a Rotorua hotelsuch as the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. This exceptional accommodation provides all the comforts and facilities to assure a memorable stay.

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This article was published on 2010/09/17