Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland filled with a plethora of activities and attractions to check out. The region’s unique location is filled with hot pools, geysers, mud pools and geothermal activity. You will notice the “unique” smell from the geothermal activity as you explore the area. Discover some of the best of Rotorua:
Waiotapu: There are many sights to explore from the Champagne Pool and waterfall filled with rich vibrant colours of the mineral salts, bubbling mud pools, craters, and Lady Knox Geyser when you visit.
Tip: Arrive in the morning to see the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15 am.
Polynesian Spa: For a full day of relaxation, visit the hot mineral pools and treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment that uses the local products (like a Rotorua mud wrap or manuka honey facial).
Tip: The adult pools and priest spa are good social areas and have great view of Lake Rotorua.
White Island Volcano: Take a boat or helicopter tour to see an active marine volcano! Explore the giant crater, sulphur crystals, crater lake, wildlife around the island, and volcanic activity. Located in the Bay of Plenty, there are several operators that offer tours from Rotorua.
Tip: Some tours let you go swimming at the island in the summer.
Zorbing: Roll down a hill in an inflatable globe in this truly unique experience. There are different tracks to roll down with up to three people in the globe.
Tip: You can choose to roll down with water in the globe for a fun time splashing around.
Skydiving: For the adventure seeker, the adrenaline rush of the jump will have you accelerating at 200 kilometres/hour. All the great views of Rotorua are best seen from 15,000 feet above.
Tip: Bring some warm clothes!
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