New Zealand Travel

Rotorua Activities

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Rotorua has a long list of activities to keep you well and truly entertained for more than a few days. The choices are endless and range from sightseeing tours to adrenalin pumped adventures. The natural beauty of the Rotorua area provides an abundance of attractions including geothermal sites with boiling mud pools, steaming rocks, sulphuric terraces and mighty geysers. The lakes and rivers throughout Rotorua are playgrounds for trout fishing, kayaking, white water rafting and jet boating. Take a ride up the Skyline Gondola, fly down the luge or experience the unique sport of Zorbing. Other activities include scenic flights, bungy jumping and horse riding. There are natural hot springs and day spas a plenty to rest and recharge the batteries.

The Polynesian Spa is amongst the top 10 thermal spas in the world and provides a large variety of rock pools, waterfalls, mineral pools and private pools of different temperatures and sizes. Indulge in a mud wrap or a traditional Maori massage. Learn about Maori Culture by attending an evening performance including a traditional hangi cooked beneath the ground. Performances include waka paddling and dancing with performers adorning traditional dress. Things to do in Rotorua combine a variety of activities and itineries to suit all ages and budgets. Tours provide informative commentary and experienced guides to make your adventure one to remember. Rainbow Springs and the Agrodrome are perfect for families providing interactive contact and close up encounters with New Zealand wildlife and farm animals certain to be popular with the kids. Rotorua attractions worth visiting include Te Puia Geothermal Park, Paradise Valley Springs Lion Park and the unique Buried Village which has been covered in ash since 1886. Most activities in Rotorua are centrally located and close to Rotorua Accommodation. Extended tours which travel through the North Island’s top tourist spots including Rotorua are available through Adventure Tours or AAT Kings. Rotorua has enough activities to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding what to do first.