With average daytime temperatures ranging between 16-20°C (61-68°F), the gentle climate of Rotorua Spring makes for the perfect time to explore this central North Island destination.
Get an Eagle-Eye View of Rotorua
Take in the majesty of Rotorua in one hit from the vantage point of Skyline Rotorua. Take the scenic gondola from the base of Mt Ngongotaha up to Skyline, where you’ll find a range of activities for all ages and interests. Take in the panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island as you choose between mountain biking, luging, ziplining, dining and or shopping. There are even regular stargazing experiences throughout the month.
Take in the Culture at Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village
Situated on an active geothermal field, this authentic Maori village is complete with local guides and rising steam. Enjoy a Guided Village Tour and don’t miss the Nature Trails that wind through the unique geothermal ecosystem and are especially scenic in the changing seasons. You will also have the opportunity to savour a traditional Hangi meal and take in a Maori Cultural Show.
Immerse yourself in the Spring Bloom
Rotorua’s well-groomed gardens, vibrant colours, and creative public plantings truly shine in Spring. A trip to Kuirau Park rewards with sights of new daffodils blooming alongside bubbling mud pools. For more seasonal scenery, take an afternoon to explore the Government Gardens, which also plays host to the annual Rotorua Tulip Festival and the Rotorua Museum.
Discover the History of the Tarawera and Lakes District
The Rotorua Lakes district provides exquisite scenery year-round, but the Spring greenery brings out exceptional colours and views. A visit to the Buried Village features stellar viewpoints out over Lake Tarawera from the magnificent waterfall trail, which pass by a trout-filled stream and the famous Te Wairoa (Wairere) Falls. Their award-winning Museum and Archaeology sites showcase the story of early New Zealand tourism and the far-reaching impact of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption, New Zealand’s most devastating Nature Disaster. Their historic on-site Café, Vi’s Teahouse, offers a range of homemade daily refreshments and a welcoming respite from any passing Spring showers.