Rotorua has so many outstanding activities and attractions that is hard to know what to include on a first time visit. To help you decide your itinerary, we have put together five of our top Rotorua activities.
Te Puia is your special chance to get up close and personal to powerful geothermal activity. You will tour the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley while your guide shares generations-old stories of how their ancestors lived off the land in pre-European New Zealand. In addition to the geothermal wonders, Te Puia is your chance to experience traditional Maori culture with daily cultural performances and the opportunity to visit the National Arts and Crafts Institute, home to the next generation of master carvers and flax weavers.
Polynesian Spa offers you a great opportunity to experience the natural hot mineral waters found through-out Rotorua which for generations locals have believed in their healing powers. Although most commonly used to relax and recover tired muscles it is believed the slightly acidic water has also cured arthritis and even rheumatism. The facilities at Polynesian Spa offers something for all travelling groups from the spacious and affordable Family Pools to the Deluxe Lake Spa with its premium amenities and picturesque views across Lake Rotorua.
The Rotorua Museum is a highly recommended family-friendly activity for those cooler or wet days and makes the perfect introduction to Rotorua’s rich history. There is a combination of temporary and permanent exhibits on display at the museum but the highlight for many is the interactive exhibit about the devastating 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption which destroyed the eighth wonder of the world – the Pink and White Terraces.
Rotorua Canopy Tours
Rotorua Canopy Tours is a special and memorable encounter with nature. You will feel like you have been transported to another world as you zip and zoom across the 1.2km network of zip lines, swing bridges and platforms as you experience New Zealand’s only native forest zip line. First timers to zip lining can be assured in the knowledge that the tour slowly builds up in height and always there is the option to stop.
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Amongst Rainbow Springs Nature Park many inhabitants you will find beautiful native birds, the prehistoric Tuatara and a multitude of huge trout and slithering eels. However, the Kiwi take top billing at Rainbow Springs with two options to see these national treasures. Daytime visitors can view kiwi in the nocturnal house while evening visitors can catch a glimpse of the kiwi in the open-air aviary. The entertaining and hilarious bird show and the Big Splash water rides are also must-do’s for visitors to the park.
If you think the above attractions would a good addition to your Rotorua itinerary, visit Rotorua Super Passes. Rotorua Super Passes offer easy all-in-one passes to make arranging your admission to all Rotorua’s best attractions easy and seamless.
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