Rotorua, not for the faint hearted

These are our top recommendations for the best way to get your adrenalin pumping when you visit Rotorua, New Zealand.

Rotorua is home to many of New Zealand’s most visited natural and cultural attractions, but many might not realise that Rotorua is also home to some of the country’s most extreme adventure activities and attractions.

Here are our recommendations for the best way to get your adrenalin pumping during your visit to Rotorua, New Zealand.

White Water Rafting

Rotorua is home to the largest commercially rafted water fall in the world, the Tutea Falls. A trip over the gut wrenching seven-meter drop is guaranteed to provide you with an experience you will remember forever. In addition to rafting the Kaituna River you can also Kayak or Sled down the series of towering waterfalls. The Kaituna River is located approximately 20 minutes from Rotorua and is available to raft all year round.

Velocity Valley Adventure Park

Velocity Valley Adventure Park in Rotorua is home to five of the most exciting and heart racing activities that you will ever find in one place. Described as a Ferrari on water, the Agrojet is a 500HP Jet Boat ride where a professional jet boat driver takes you on a thrilling ride around the fast and furious sprint course.
Learn how to fly like a super hero on the Freefall Xtreme. New Zealand’s only wind tunnel where you can experience the thrill of freefalling.
While you are there grab a mate and race for glory on The Shweeb. A suspended, pedal-powered, aerodynamic racing pod that will take you along a 200m circular track at speeds up to 50kmph (30mph).
After winning your race catch your breath and take in the views over Lake Rotorua while being craned 40m in to the air on a super swing known to locals as The Swoop. But don’t get too comfortable as once you get to the top you will be dropped back down to earth at speed up to 130kmph (80mph).
When you think you couldn’t take any more action, think again. Save the best for last and take the plunge on the Rotorua Bungy. You can take the leap of faith and tick it of your bucket list by yourself or with a friend as a tandem bungy.

Mountain Biking

New Zealand is among the most popular mountain biking destinations in the world with Rotorua being the top stop. Rotorua has a multimillion dollar Mountain Biking gravity park which also plays host to the Crankworx World Tour. Also located on the edge of the city is the Whakarewarewa Forest which is home to over a hundred kilometres of continually evolving trails to cater for all levels of rider, from beginners wanting to give it a go, to experts looking for extreme action.

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