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Scenic Rotorua Gondola Ride with Wine Tasting

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    What to Expect

    Relax with a glass of wine, something to eat and soak up the view. The tasting room is set up so you can pop in and experience the wines, as well as take a few bottles home if you like. During the tasting Volcanic Hills staff won’t try to tell you what’s going on in your brain while you drink wine. They’ll have a chat about the tasting with you, as they understand that everyone’s relationship with wine is different.

    Option 1: Taste all five Volcanic Hills wines (30-45 mins)

    Option 2: Choose three wines to taste (15-30 mins)

    The Volcanic Hills range includes Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The grapes are sourced from New Zealand's premium wine-growing regions of Marlborough, Central Otago, Martinborough, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, and crafted onsite in the Winery at the base of Skyline Rotorua.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Location: Skyline Rotorua, 178 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua 3040 New Zealand
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Skyline Rotorua, 178 Fairy Springs Rd, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Return Gondola Ride & 5 Wine tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery
    • Entry/Admission - Skyline Rotorua
    • n/a
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is the perfect rainy day activity. The Gondola ride up and down was in a light drizzle unfortunately, but we were able to see some of the outlying area and the thermal features in the distance. Once at the top, we went to the cafeteria for some brunch which was quite good
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    Response from skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Rotorua Gondola Ride with Wine Tasting
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    What a fantastic review. Thank you for taking the time to write it.
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    Highly disappointed with the organisation regarding the wine tasting. Website says last tasting at 6pm, arrived at 5:20 only to be told we could not do tasting. False advertising and unhelpful staff.
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    I took the gondola up and did wine tasting at Volcanic Hills a couple of weeks ago. The wines were very good and I enjoyed learning about the different New Zealand wine growing regions. There is a nice gift shop and restaurant at the top as well. Cheers!
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    Response from skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Rotorua Gondola Ride with Wine Tasting
    Responded 26 Mar 2019
    Thank you for visiting, it's great to hear you enjoyed your experience.
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    Gondola ride was nice but the luge ride down was really fun (stinky helmets though, wear a hat). The folks at VH winery were so friendly and nice. Wine was good, food was good, but the people who ran the tasting were fabulous!
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    Wine tasting is exceptional and the people there are amazing. Highly recomment you do not miss out on this one.
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    • Duration: 1h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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