Congratulations Skyline Luge Rotorua – 15 million rides!
A huge congratulations to Skyline Rotorua who operate the popular Gondola and Luge attraction in Rotorua – they have just celebrated their 15 Millionth luge ride! That is an incredible number, and shows just how popular the Rotorua luge ride has been since its opening in 1985.
Part go-cart part toboggan, the Rotorua luge was the first in the world when it first opened. Annually, it now attracts more than 420,000 people, from all over New Zealand and the world, with more than 750,000 luge rides taken every year!
The great thing about the luge ride is that anyone can do it. The three-wheeled luge carts are gravity fuelled and the rider has full control over speed and direction using a unique braking and steering system. All you have to do is pull back on the bars to stop, push forward to go – and enjoy the ride!
There are over four kilometre of thrilling luge tracks, from a gentle pace track to intermediate then on to the challenging advanced track. All three tracks take you through a Redwood forest, and then you get to enjoy the scenic chairlift back to the top.
If you haven’t visited yet you must give it a go, see our Skyline Rotorua packages to find out more.