Mt. Ngongotaha Gondola with Luge Rides & Zipline

Mt. Ngongotaha Gondola with Luge Rides & Zipline

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      Tauranga, New Zealand
      2.5 Hours
      Moderate
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
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      $ 69
      • Ziplining Mt. Ngongotaha: Feel like you're flying through the air as you zip from the top to the bottom of the mountain. This is the definition of an adrenalin rush.
      • Luge rides: Shoot down the mountain on a three-wheeled luge, with three tracks of varying difficulty. You get five thrilling rides down, coming back up via chairlift.
      • Gondola ride: Step into the glass-enclosed gondola for a scenic 10-minute ride that rises 1,597 feet to Ngongotaha's Summit. The Maori call it "the Altar of the Gods."
      • Spectacular views: Have your camera ready to capture amazing sights from the gondola and the top of the mountain, including Lake Rotorua and the area's rugged volcanic terrain.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to 185 Fairy Springs Rd, Fairy Springs, Rotorua to begin your adventure.

      Helpful hints

      Luge Code of Conduct

      The Luge Code of Conduct sets out the rules that help make the Luge a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

      Keep in Under Control - Remain in control of your speed and direction. Make sure you can stop and avoid any person or obstacle, as it is the Luge riders responsibility for keeping their Luge cart under control. Stay alert in case quick reaction is needed to avoid a collision.

      No Helmet, No Ride - Helmets must be worn at all times when riding the Luge. Optional knee and elbow pads are available.

      Pull Back to Stop - To slow yourself or stop the cart pull the handle bars back toward you. DO NOT STOP BY PUSHING HANDLE BARS FORWARD. Keep both hands on the handle bars at all times while riding to ensure ease of steering and braking.

      Keep Your Feet in the Luge Cart at All Times - Do not put your feet outside of the cart foot-well, unless completely stopped, as injury may result. Footwear must be worn at all times. Use the brakes to slow or stop the cart!

      Yield to those Below - Yield the right of way to persons downhill and choose a course that ensures their safety. A rider in an uphill position is responsible for maneuvering to avoid them.

      Don't Block the Track - Stop on the track only if you are visible from above and if you are not obstructing the track. Only stop at the side of the track out of the way of others.

      Respect All Safety Signs - Obey all signs and warnings and never venture off track.

      No Alcohol or Drugs - Do not ride the Luge if your ability is impaired through use of alcohol or drugs.

      Give Mountain Patrol a Hand - If you are involved in, or witness an accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to first-aid staff.

      Secure Loose Clothing and Articles - Jackets, garments, scarves, long hair and any personal articles should be secured to avoid damage or loss.

      No Group Racing, No Bumping or Skidding - Racing in groups is not permitted. Do not bump into other carts. Do not skid the Luge cart wheels.

      Warning - To ride the Luge you must be in good health and be free of height conditions, motion sickness, back problems or other physical limitations. Expectant mothers should not ride.

      Height Restriction - Riders who are under 110cm will need to ride in tandem with an adult, and only on the Scenic or Intermediate tracks. Additionally, only infants who are able to walk and support their own body weight are able to ride with an accompanying adult. Riders who are between 110cm and 135 cm, can ride the Scenic and Intermediate tracks unaccompanied. Children that are 10 years old and over 135 cm can ride the Advanced Track unaccompanied.

      Chairlift Safety - The maximum load on the chairlift is 2 people per chair. Follow all instructions for boarding and disembarking the chairlift. Please note that the chairlift does not stop at any time.

      Zoom Zipline is suitable for children and adults, with a minimum weight of 27 kilograms and a maximum of 115 kilograms for the regular (seated) harness ride, and minimum weight of 40 kg and a maximum of 100 kg for the supersonic (superman) style ride.

      The Zipline runs with parallel lines so you can ride with your family and friends.

      Getting around

      The amount of walking is at the traveler's discretion while visiting the attraction. Varying surfaces will be encountered during your tour.

      Activity type

      Adventure

      Transportation used

      None.

      Tour ID

      TR-ANZ-NZL-TAUR-EN-1013

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Height restrictions

      For safety reasons and the effective operation of this tour, travelers must be a minimum of 110 cm to participate in this tour.

      Weight restrictions

      For safety reasons and the effective operation of this tour, travelers must weigh between 27 and 115 kilograms to participate in this tour.

      Special Medical Restriction

      Pregnant women and travelers with back/neck problems should not select tour.

      Special comments

      Helmets must be worn at all times when riding the Luge. Optional knee and elbow pads are available.

      Start with a relaxing gondola ride up Mt. Ngongotaha that lets you soak in scenic panoramas. At the top of the mountain the daredevil in you takes over, and you choose what thrill you want to take on first: ziplining or the luge.

      If you opt for ziplining, you'll zoom down a 1,257-foot line at up to 50 miles an hour. If you feel as if you're flying through the air, it's because you kind of are.

      A chairlift will take you back up for the three-wheeled mountain luge, which is a different kind of rush, but a rush just the same.

      Three tracks await you to take you downhill. There's one for children six and over and beginners. (Under six years of age must ride with parent.) The track has places where you can stop and take pictures.

      The Intermediate and Advanced tracks are for those who want to tackle higher speeds and bends, turns, dips, and tunnels. Riders must be 10 years old or older, and at least 4½ feet tall. And while the steering and braking systems on the luge are easy to handle after the instructional video.

      Best of all, you get five luge trips down the mountain. Because after you try it once, you're going to want more.

      Leap of faith

      Your zipline ride down ends near the chairlift at a platform 33 feet above ground, or about three stories high. There you have the choice to do a free-fall jump off the platform, secured by a line that slows you to a soft landing before you hit the ground. If you're not feeling that daring, you can take the stairs.

      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.

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