Top 5 Spring Activities in Rotorua!

Here are our top 5 must-do activities to enjoy the best Rotorua has to offer this Spring.

Rotorua is a must-do New Zealand destination, and the mild weather of the Rotorua Spring makes for an excellent time to be outdoors exploring the sights.

Swap your winter jackets for your sunglasses and hats, as the average daytime temperatures in Rotorua range between 16-20°C. Enjoy the sunshine, take in the fresh air and immerse yourself in the best Rotorua has to offer.

Lakeside Fun

With over 18 sparkling lakes in the Rotorua region, there is sure to be something to keep each member of your family occupied.

In the centre of Rotorua, you will find Lake Rotorua, the largest lake in the district. Head down to the lakefront for scenic boat cruises, action packed high-speed jet boat tours, float plane experiences and more! For the nature lovers we recommend visiting Mokoia island in the centre of Rotorua with Kawarau Jet.

Lake Tikitapu, also known as the Blue Lake, offers a hive of activity with a boat ramp, picnic and barbeque sites. It provides a picturesque backdrop for kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. If you’re keen to keep dry, the 1.5 hour walking track around the lake is the perfect option to enjoy the amazing views.

If you’re looking for a little more adventure or perhaps a longer day hike, we suggest visiting Lake Tarawera, just a short drive from Rotorua. Here you can hike or get a water taxi to Hot Water Beach and relax in the lake edge thermal hot pools. Check out Totally Tarawera to book water taxis and for up to date information about the Tarawera trail.

Blue Lake, Rotorua

Geothermal Wonders

Many people visit Rotorua to see the unique, breath-taking geothermal landscapes. Make a day of it and visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley, where you can wander the trail past many geothermal features including the brilliantly coloured Inferno Crater Lake, Frying Pan Lake and Silica Terraces. Complete your day with a boat cruise on the beautiful and historic Lake Rotomahana.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Inferno Crater

Government Gardens

A visit to the Government Gardens during Spring is hard to beat. All the colourful flowers are out in bloom and the Rotorua Museum, Rotorua’s most photographed building, makes the perfect backdrop to the stunning gardens. The striking art deco heritage building known as the Blue Baths is open to the public, where for a small fee you can take a relaxing soak in the hot pools.

Government Gardens, Rotorua

Explore the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest

You don’t need to be a keen mountain biker to enjoy a day in the Redwoods. Start from the Redwood Visitor Centre, wear your comfy walking shoes, pack a snack and water, and you’re ready for an adventure. There are plenty of mixed trails, perfect for walking with prams, kids’ bikes or running.

Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest

Relax & Reset

Be sure to leave some time in your schedule to relax so that you can leave Rotorua feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. All the exploring can be tiring so make sure to plan your Rotorua stay ahead of time and book a room at Silver Fern Rotorua Accommodation and Spa.

All 25 rooms at Silver Fern are spacious and are complimented with either a private spa bath or spa pool. You can then look forward to a rewarding soak in your own spa pool or an indulgent massage in our onsite Day Spa at the end of the day.  Make sure to check out our special offer packages for great deals!

Silver Fern Rotorua Accommodation and Spa