Bathe at Polynesian Spa
The mineral-rich waters found in the Rotorua geothermal region are world-renowned for their healing powers. The facilities at Polynesian Spa offer an idyllic setting for enjoying this amazing natural resource. A range of bathing options are available, from kid-friendly Family Pools to the Deluxe Lake Spa with its premium amenities and picturesque view across Lake Rotorua.
Discover at Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal attraction that was formed in the wake of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption. The unspoilt scenic reserve and wildlife refuge is also home to the world’s largest hot spring, the Frying Pan Lake. Visitors are treated to a unique eco-system with fascinating geothermal features including bubbling hot springs and marbled terraces. Guided and self-guided tours and walks are available, as is a boat cruise across the steaming Lake Rotomahana to see parts of the Valley not accessible by foot.
Learn at Whakarewarewa – The Living Maori Village
Immerse yourself in a living Maori village filled with geothermal features. Not only does Whakarewarewa offer a unique cultural experience, but the local way of life incorporates a range of active geothermal resources. Each guided tour covers how these resources are utilised in bathing, cooking and heating homes. Guests are able to sample a traditional Maori hangi cooked in the geothermal steam.
Play at the Rotorua Golf Club
Arikikapakapa, or The Rotorua Golf Club, was designed around the geothermal nature of the area. Weaving through the geothermal landscape, the course creates many challenges with holes played over and around active thermal areas, including geothermal lakes and bubbling mud pools. Arikikapakapa is one of the only places in the world where you can enjoy a round of golf surrounded by geothermal activity.
Stay at Silver Fern Accommodation and Spa
Located in the centre of geothermal Rotorua is the Silver Fern Accommodation and Spa, which provides the ideal base for geothermal exploring. Each room is equipped with a private spa pool or double spa bath and you can even enjoy a Rotorua Thermal Mud facial at their on-site spa. The friendly hosts can provide tips for making the most of your visit so you don’t miss any element of Rotorua’s geothermal activity.