Self-driving tours are a great way to explore an area at your own pace and in your own style. Below are some highlights that we recommend you include in your self-driving tour of the Bay of Plenty.
Kiwi360 – Te Puke
Te Puke is the Kiwifruit capital of the world and at Kiwi360 you can experience a fun and fascinating 40 minute tour aboard the KiwiKart. Along the way, you will gain insights into the complexities of the kiwifruit growing process, the dynamic Kiwifruit industry and just how it has become such a success in this area. This a fun and educational experience the entire family will love.
Experience Comvita - Paengaroa
Experience Comvita is the only place in the world where, in absolute safety, you can enter a virtual beehive to learn the fascinating facts about bees and nature’s intelligence. Your journey then leads into the Wellness Room, where we are reminded that our busy pressured lives have disconnected us from nature’s wisdom. Experience Comvita will leave you inspired to use the power of nature to improve your well-being.
Hells Gate - Tikitere
Hells Gate is a geothermal park featuring boiling hot pools and erupting waters. See the violent geothermal activity of The Inferno and Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn how traditional warriors would bathe in the natural hot waters to heal their wounds after battle.
Rainbow Springs - Rotorua
Rainbow Springs is a long-time favourite family attraction in Rotorua. Clear, cold water runs from underground springs into crystal clear pools which are home to Rainbow, Brown and Tiger trout. The daily bird show at 11.45am is your chance to see what exotic parrots do what they do best – play and entertain. Rainbow Springs offers a truly unique experience and is a must-see for anyone wanting to get to know New Zealand’s wonderful environment and animals. If the kids are looking for a bit more excitement, the Big Splash water ride takes a journey through the ecological evolution of New Zealand before taking a 12 meter plunge!
If you think these attractions sound like fun and you would like to visit them during your time in Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty, then check out Rotorua Super Passes which has an easy all in one pass to all the of the above attractions.