Skyline Skyrides Rotorua
Skyline Rotorua offers the most spectacular views of Rotorua from the extinct volcanic dome of Mt Ngongotaha enabling students to view and sketch the Rotorua Caldera. Skyline also offers talks to students on tourism and geography topics on request. Curriculum based student talks and worksheets available on request.
Nestle into a Luge cart and zip off with friends or family to discover who has the skills to master the Luge. The part go-cart, part toboggan is gravity fuelled with full rider control over speed and direction using a unique braking and steering system. Pull back on the handlebars to slow down or stop, release slightly to accelerate and enjoy the ride. The Luge is great for any age (our oldest rider is 101) and small children can ride with adults.
If adventure pushes your buttons, then dare to face your fears and test your limits at New Zealand’s only Skyswing which doubles as Rotorua’s highest and fastest adrenaline rush! The three-seated Skyswing hoists you 50 metres above Skyline Rotorua, coming to a halt with a breath-taking view over Lake Rotorua and beyond. Hanging from your harness, with the release in your hand, it’s up to you to make the drop! Reaching 150kph, the Skyswing drop will give you a thrill like no other. Eventually the swinging will slow, but don’t get comfortable, we like to excite you one more time with a spin to finish.
Fly through the sky amongst Skyline’s majestic Redwood forest with Zoom Ziplines. A whole new way to experience Mount Ngongotaha! Our unique 400 metre dual ziplines allow you to race your friends & family at speeds of up to 80km/h. Soar metres from the treetops and feel the thrill of flying with Lake Rotorua as your backdrop. Finish your experience with a thrilling 13m free fall jump!
A worksheet designed for completion by students on a visit to Rotorua:
• Skyline transports students to Mt Ngongotaha to cover field sketching,
• Rotorua Museum gives students geographic understanding of environments that have been changed by extreme natural events by focusing on the Mt Tarawera 1886 eruption.
• Te Wairoa, the Buried Village covers why the area was vulnerable to volcanic eruptions, the natural processes which caused the Tarawera eruption, effects of the eruption and how the people responded to the volcanic eruption,
• At Wai-o-Tapu thermal wonderland students make field notes on the effects of the volcanic eruptions on the natural environment.
Students will be able to complete the assessment task on the sustainable use of the Rotorua environment by tourism.
A worksheet which allows the student to collect information and then complete the assessment task to gain four credits during the visit.
A detailed assessment schedule is also provided for teachers.
Investigate what are the most important attractions and activities for tourists in Rotorua.
Students will be able to collect information on how the cultural process of tourism development has shaped the Rotorua environment while on a visit to Rotorua. Teachers need to provide their own worksheets and activities for some providers. We supply you with a satellite image of the Rotorua Central Business District, a map of the Rotorua urban are to show tourist attractions & a map of the Rotorua CBD
REN Members who can provide talks to students on request are:
Rotorua Museum, Skyline Skyrides Rotorua, Kaitiaki Adventures, Te Puia, Agrodome, ZORB, Wai-O-Tapu & Katoa Lake Rotorua.
Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in Tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.
Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.
This assessment task allows students to collect information on the urban pattern of Tourism during a visit to tourist attractions and activities in Rotorua.
Attractions listed are able to offer a talk on the sustainability of tourism development focusing on their product and in relation to their operations. But also with views on the wider issue and the actions that are needed to keep tourism in Rotorua sustainable, we have from the website a worksheet for students to complete when an attraction is booked through us to help teachers with material and to give students something to work with. When you book through us we can offer the password protected link to gather this information.