Things To Do in Rotorua, Geothermal Attractions, Tours & Activities

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Things To Do In Rotorua Tours & Activities

Rotorua’s Geothermal Attractions, Activities & Tours

Situated on the southern shore of a lake is one of New Zealand’s most significant tourist destinations. It is renowned for its fascinating Maori culture, hot springs, boiling mud pools, spouting geysers, warm geothermal springs and silica terraces. This geothermal paradise has attracted visitors worldwide for over 160 years.

Rotorua is rich in Maori culture and is home to the ‘Te Arawa’ people that settled here some 600 years ago. Today they offer the visitor the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Maori villages, such as the Buried Village, Whakarewarewa, Te Puia, Mitai and Tamaki Maori Village.

Experience an evening cultural show at Mitai or Tamaki Maori Villages where stories of myths and legends are told through dance, song and storytelling, along with a tasty ‘hangi feast’ where the food is cooked in the steaming ground.

Rotorua is a vibrant city and will satisfy all traveller’s needs. From a relaxing tourist destination offering top-class thermal spa facilities, healing mineral pools, rejuvenating spa therapies with a myriad of spa options, a simple soaking in a thermal stream or pool lined with natural bush to a luxurious spa and massage complexes.


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Best Things to do in Rotorua

Things To Do In Rotorua

If you want to relax in Rotorua, take a walk around some of the numerous thermal parks, each with its unique thermal activity. From colourful pools, lakes, silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. For the more adventurous, take a helicopter tour to White Island to view from the air New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.

Take in a round of golf, fly-fish on its lakes and rivers, take a scenic cruise on a paddle steamer on Lake Rotorua, or explore some of the other lakes and the sites of Rotorua aboard the ‘Rotorua Duck’ an amphibious military landing craft which is fun for the whole family.

Other attractions include ‘Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park, where you can feed the trout and see New Zealand’s iconic kiwi. Take a farm tour at the ‘Agrodome’ and see the sheep shearing show.

Rotorua’s most famous attraction, ‘Skyline Gondola,’ is a scenic ride to the top of Mt. Ngongotata. Here you can relax at the restaurant and enjoy a glass of wine from the new Volcanic Hills Winery whilst soaking in the panoramic views over Rotorua. Those who like a thrill take a ride on the ‘Sky-swing’ or a fast-paced ride downhill on the Luge.

When it comes to real adventure, Rotorua has plenty to offer, from white water rafting on the Kaituna river with New Zealand’s highest rafted waterfall ( 7 Mtrs.), rolling head over heels down a hill in a giant plastic ball, riding a flying fox through ancient treetops, zooming round a man-made lake in a jet boat, the excitement of a Bungy jump, riding the ‘Shweeb’ a dynamic suspended capsule that you race round a track by peddling, flying freefall at the wind tunnel and for less scary activities there’s horse trekking, mountain biking or getting dirty on an off-road 4X4 Quad adventure.


Ensure you have allowed enough nights to experience all that Rotorua has to offer with a host of activities from exploring the geothermal reserves, experience a cultural evening with traditional Hangi, Take the gondola up Mt. Ngongotaha where there is enough activities for the whole family & local wine, Zip through the tree Canopy tours zipline,  a host of activities from adrenalin to a little more sedate and at the end of the day take a relaxing soak at Polynesian pools there is something to see and do to suit everyone.
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