Top 5 things to do in Rotorua During Summer

Finding things to do in Rotorua during the summer can be hard - only because there is so much to do! Here are some things you should try this summer.

Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) Walking Track

The Lake Tikitapu walking track is amazing during the summer months.  Enjoy a walk around the lake while taking in the blue waters and the surrounding native bush . The 5.5km loop will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. At the carpark on the rear left hand side of the lake, take the stairs down to the beach and have a refreshing dip in the beautiful coloured water.  


Rafting with River Rats

What better way to spend a warm summers day than rafting down the Kaituna River with River Rats, surrounded by native flora and fauna. This unique rafting experience takes you down the highest commercial waterfall in New Zealand. Check out the Raft & Zip package with Rotorua Canopy Tours where you can experience an adrenaline fun filled day of rafting as well as ziplining.


Ziplining with Rotorua Canopy Tours

Spend your summer morning or afternoon ziplining through the Mamaku native forest with Rotorua Canopy Tours. The 3-hour guided tour takes you through a series of ziplines and swing bridges, as well as teaching you about the history of the forest and the conservation work that Rotorua Canopy Tours has done to protect the native forest and animals.


Explore Rotorua lakes with Duck Tours

Duck Tours is a tour that takes you around Rotorua and the surrounding lakes by an amphibious vehicle. The Duck Tour explores Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu and Lake Okataina in a fun and unique way. You will be driven straight into the water from land and become one of the local ducks while learning about the history of the Rotorua region.


Mountain Biking in the Whakarewarewa Forest

Mountain Biking in the Whakarewarewa Forest is another one of Rotorua’s big attractions. Thousands of people come to Rotorua every year to ride the well-known mountain biking tracks. If you don’t have your own bike, hire one for the day from Mountain Bike Rotorua, located on Waipa State Mill Road.

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