Rotorua Things to Do
The World Famous Agrodome is a must see for any visitor to Rotorua. Home to the multi-award winning Agrodome show – an exciting and informative insight into NZ agriculture. Visit the Woollen Mill, Shearing Shed and Dog and Whistle souvenir store to complete your visit.
Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua
Velocity Valley Adventure Park is New Zealand’s one and only ultimate adventure playground. Boasting five unique NZ adventures all in one location, where they really do have something everyone – from families, friends, couples, speed demons and adrenaline junkies.
1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua
Velocity Valley Website
The Buried Village with its award-winning museum, recreated pioneer cottage, Maori whare and excavated sites is a must-see. The scenic nature trail includes a walk to a stunning waterfall. The excavated village offers a first hand insight into the chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted.
1180 Tarawera Rd, RD5, Rotorua
Buried Village Website
New Zealand’s ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour, this is the ultimate eco-tourism adventure! Embark on a magical three hour journey through virgin native forest as you traverse our network of ziplines, walking trails, swingbridges and tree top platforms at heights of up to 22 metres above the forest floor!
Headquarters 147 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Canopy Tours Website
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours uses bicycles to give you a complete overview of Rotorua from a cultural, geothermal and historical perspective.I’ll share with you the cities amazing history, take you to the best photo spots, and show you Rotorua from a local point of view.
A genuine stern wheel paddle-driven vessel. Designed to impress, this vessel offers spectacular views, two spacious and safe dining decks and expansive outdoor observation decks. Cruise the shores of Lake Rotorua and take in the sights!
Rotorua Lake Front
Lakeland Queen Website
Lakeview Golf and Country Club
Lakeview Golf and Country Club is a unique free-draining 18 hole, par 72 course with undulating fairways and challenging greens. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and surrounding countryside. Hazards include bunkers and native bush clad gorges. Contact us to book your tee time.
704 SH5, Rotorua
Lakeview Golf and Country Club
Lake Tarawera Eco Tours
We pride ourselves on being able to offer you a range of the best eco tours in New Zealand. Featured tours can include Tarawera Falls walk, Hot Water Beach or the Natural Bush Hot Pool nearby, an area surrounded by native New Zealand forest… with fern fronds silhouetted overhead. Just you and nature!
Tarawera Road, Mariners House
Lake Tarawera Eco Tours
Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. See your traditional hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Be captivated by displays of weaponry and combat coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance and a haka finale.
196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Mitai Maori Village Website
The free Jade carving tour at Mountain Jade is called “The Magical Beauty of Jade” tour and runs daily at 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua. The tour takes approximately 20 minutes and bookings are not necessary. You will get to learn about jade & see the carvers at work.
1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Mountain Jade Website
Mountain Bike Rotorua
Bike Hire from Mountain Bike Rotorua is your gateway to Rotorua’s famous mountain-biking tracks. With bases at each of the main bike parks as well as a convenient central city location, the friendly team at Mountain Bike Rotorua have everything you need to get out and ride.
Waipa State Mill Road, Whakarewarewa Forest
Mountain Bike Rotorua Website
Planet Bike is a small, friendly company, based in the action packed centre of the North Island – Rotorua! Rotorua has some of the best mountain biking on the planet.
8 Waipa Bypass Road, Whakarewarewa Forest
Planet Bike Website
Rotorua Trout Guide
Rotorua Trout Guide is a local fly fishing and hunting guide. Able to help you locate the best Rainbow and Brown trout, a trip out with Julian will be a memorable one.
Rotorua Trout Guide Website
Silver Fern Day Spa
Soothe your mind, body and soul at the Silver Fern Spa Studio. Our spa studio is the ideal place to unwind, relax and take time for yourself. We use natural New Zealand products to complete your spa experience to allow your mind, body and spirit in to a feeling of pure bliss.
326 Fenton Street
Silver Fern Day Spa website
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international day spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing, sumptuous and picturesque lake views.
Lake End Hinemoa Street, Rotorua
Polynesian Spa Website
Enjoy beaches, secluded coves and bush clad shorelines rich with local culture and historical landmarks. You are invited to help sail ‘Tiua’, take the helm, hoist the sails and grind the winches, swim in the pristine waters, try your hand at trout fishing, soak in the lake edge thermal pools, or just relax with a fine cuisine and a beverage from the bar.366 State Highway 33, Mourea, Okawa Bay, Rotorua
Pure Cruise Website
Choose which river suits your ideal adventure. All the trips offer outstanding New Zealand scenery with a varying amounts of challenging water water thrown in. For those who love adrenalin thrills, then definitely check out our Kaituna Waterfall trip, you’ll get a BUZZ going over the highest commercially rafted waterfall (a MASSIVE 7 metres).
391 State Highway 33, Okere Falls, Rotorua
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park & Kiwi Encounter
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is a unique must-see experience. Your ticket allows unlimited entry for 24 hours. Located on site at Rainbow Springs, Kiwi Encounter is a unique scientific attraction allowing you an insight into the entire process of kiwi conservation – from kiwi egg collection, incubation, hatching and then raising of the kiwi.
Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Rainbow Springs Website
Rotorua Duck Tours
This is a unique attraction specialising in introducing Rotorua’s rich history and viewing some of its spectacular scenery. Rotorua Duck Tours offer amphibious sightseeing tours that are like no other and are centrally located in Rotorua city, Central North Island New Zealand.
Departure from 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Rotorua Duck Tours Website
Skyline Skyrides Luge
The Luge is an exciting ride for all ages. A world ‘first’ proudly designed and built in Rotorua, the Luge is a fun filled ride on a three-wheel cart. The unique braking and steering system provides the rider full control and allows them to travel as fast or slow as they wish.
185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Skyline Skyrides Luge Website
Spellbound Glowworm caves
Waitomo Caves General Store, 15 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo
Spellbound Glow Worm and Cave Tours Website
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
Te Puia is home to the internationally renowned Pohutu geyser, the National carving and weaving schools and the world famous Whakarewarewa guides.
Hemo Road, Rotorua
Te Puia Website
The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest
Escape into the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets. Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods it is just five minutes drive from the city centre. Here you can experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world.
Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre, Long Mile Road, Rotorua
Volcanic Air Safaris
Volcanic Air Safaris is conveniently located at the Rotorua City Lakefront on the shores of Lake Rotorua and offer an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic float plane air tours.
Rotorua City Lake Front
Volcanic Air Safaris Website
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Thousands of years in the making, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful natural volcanic area. Walk at your own pace past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations.
Wai-O-Tapu Loop Road, Off State Highway 5, Rotorua
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to go to experience the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring, the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. These very waters cascade into our main splash pool (35-38C), adjoining toddlers beach area and the sit and soak pool (38-40C) and the luxurious Tranquil Garden pool.
Waikite Valley Road, RD1, Rotorua
Waikite Valley Website
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Formed in 1886 by the massive eruption of Mt Tarawera, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal system showcasing spectacular geothermal activity including the world’s largest hot spring and the largest geyser-like feature. Easy walks take you through an eco-system re-establishing after total devastation.
587 Waimangu Road off SH5 (main Rotorua – Taupo highway)
Waimangu Volcanic Valley Website