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For a jam packed, fun filled 24hrs in Rotorua check out the great passes below.
Start the morning discovering the rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history of the region at Rotorua Museum. It has stunning exhibitions and art galleries, cinema experiences, guided tours and offers fantastic views of the city and lake from their rooftop viewing platform. If you need to refuel during your visit, stop in to the Museum Cafe for brunch and a caffeine fix.
For one of Rotorua's most iconic tourist experience, head to Whakarewarewa Village by 11am to enjoy one of their daily cultural performances. After the show get a tour of the village, learning stories from guides who have lived there for over five generations. Before you leave, stop into the cafe for one of Whakas famous Hangi Pies.
Head out to the Buried Village to embark on a journey of the night Mount Tarawera erupted, destroying the famed Pink and White Terraces. You'll view the excavated remains and learn the moving story of how the village was buried beneath rock, ash and mud. that evening dine at award winning Urbano restaurant, a local favourite.
Kick off the day with the best poached eggs breakfast from Third Place Cafe. Then head to Rotorua Canopy Tours where you can traverse a 1.2km network of ziplines (flying foxes), trials, suspended bridges and treetop platforms. High up in the forest canopy this tour shows New Zealand's stunning native bush from a whole new perspective.
The Fat Dog Cafe and Bar is a great place to sit down for lunch. After that go to Agroventures Adventure Park where you can experience the Swoop skyswing, Agrojet jet boat experience, Freefall Extreme wind tunnel or the Shweeb racing suspended monorails. They also gave New Zealand's best value Bungy!
Rolling down the hillside in a giant inflatable orb is an iconic rotorua adventure experience. Wrap up a fun filled day with some wet downhill mayhem at OGO. If one turn isn’t enough OGO’s hot tub is the perfect way to keep warm between rides. That evening, head to the Restaurant Nikau for classic kiwi cuisine with a touch of class.
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