Rotorua Activities & Attractions

A huge variety of activities & attractions make Rotorua the perfect getaway destination for those who like to be on the go! A quick look at some options...

From fascinating geothermal attractions, and educational wildlife parks, to the highest commercially rafted waterfall, or a relaxing treatment in an award winning day spa - Rotorua is a must visit New Zealand destination with something for everyone!

Here's quick a look through just some of the activities and attractions on offer here

Whitewater Rafting

Rotorua is world famous for it’s fantastic whitewater rafting experiences. Nothing beats the satisfaction of an activity that really let’s you get hands on, and while picking up a paddle and embarking on a rafting expedition requires no previous experience under the instruction of an experienced raft guide it does require a spirit of adventure. Options range from more family friendly rafting to the thrills and excitement of the Kaituna River and the challenge of the largest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. An absolute must do for the true adventurer and adrenaline junkie!

Jet boating

With so many fantastic rivers and waterways there are plenty of great Rotorua Jet boating experiences to choose from. Enjoy the fast paced adrenaline and thrills of Kawarau Jet, New Zealand’s oldest commercial jet boat operator. Or combine your jet boating experience with some fantastic geothermal attractions. New Zealand River Jet’s “The Squeeze” takes you on a jet boat expedition to soak in remote natural hot pools, or join their ‘Thermal Safari’ an epic jet boating adventure that includes the hidden geothermal valley Orakei Korako.


The crazy adrenaline activity of rolling downhill in a giant plastic sphere or Ogo was invented here in Rotorua. Take up the challenge of this fun and action packed attraction with the original inventors of the sport!

Geothermal Attractions

The amazing geothermal attractions of Rotorua are fascinating and impart  a real appreciation of raw untamed forces of nature alive beneath the earths surface. The ground here is very much alive with volcanic activity; geysers, steaming hot craters and bubbling mud pools take you back to a prehistoric time when Moa and Maori warriors roamed the land.

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