Top 10 Things To Do In Rotorua

To help you get the most out of your visit to Rotorua, we've put together our 'Top 10 things to do in Rotorua'

Geothermal Attractions

The incredible landscape is apparent as soon as you arrive. The steaming geysers, crater lakes, colourful silica terraces, bubbling mud pools are a sight to behold. Wai-O-Tapu, Orakei Korako and Waimangu Volcanic Valley are our pick of the geothermal attractions to visit.

Polynesian Spa

Hot pool indulgence doesn't come any better than this. Overlooking Lake Rotorua, The Polynesian Spa has 26 different pools with varying temperatures that include private pools, deluxe pools and adult-only areas. The waters are also well known for their therapeutic qualities.

Skyline Gondola

From 500 metres above the city, Skyline Gondola offers panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding region. it's great fun for the family with a luge ride, Skyswing and Skyvue 4D Motion theatre. The Cableway Restaurant and Bar provides the scenic dining option.

Tamaki Maori Village

Visit an authentic Maori village situated in the heart of Rotorua forest and learn about Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions. During your visit, you'll enjoy Maori song and dance and share a traditional 3 course meal with your Maori hosts.

White Island

White Island is an active marine volcano situated 50km off the coast of Whakatane. The volcanic island climbs a thousand feet and is 2km across. Guided tours leave Whakatane, Rotorua and Tauranga by either boat or helicopter.

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is great family fun. It's home to fascinating wildlife and plants with magical walkways through forests with giant redwoods, kauri trees and spring fed streams. The park includes 'The Big splash', an interactive journey through time, where dinosaurs come to life.


Step into a giant inflatable ball, with or without water, and throw yourself down a steep hill. Welcome to the art of Zorbing. The two main players are Zorb Rotorua and Ogo Rotorua.

The Redwoods

The Redwoods, are situated in Whakarewarewa Forest, 288 hectares of native and exotic forest that includes a large network of walking, biking and horse riding trails. The imposing Califonian Redwoods are an impressive sight from the walking trails that lead from the visitor centre on Long Mile road.

Rotorua Museum

Rotorua Museum displays Rotorua's fascinating history through cinema experiences, innovative multi-media displays and guided tours. The viewing platform at the top of the building has panoramic views of Goverment Gardens and the surrounding area.

Agroventures & Agrodome

We've grouped these attractions together as they sit next to each other. Agroventures features 5 types of adventure thrills, including Agrojet, bungy, a super swing, freefall and aerodynamic racing pods. Agrodome is a family attraction set in 350 acres of farmland and features a farm show and organic farm tour.

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