The Rotorua district situated in the Bay of Plenty region is a major must-see destination in New Zealand. Famous for its geothermal activity and Maori culture there is so much to do here, we recommend you stay a few days to discover it all.
Rotorua is also nicknamed the Lakes District as it is home to 16 stunning lakes. There are plenty of activities to do here from swimming, kayaking, boating and fishing, and not to mention great spots for a picnic.
Rotorua is also New Zealand’s premier mountain biking destination. The renowned Redwoods Forest caters for all levels of riders, from beginners and family groups through to experts looking for extreme action. The Redwoods also have a great hiking trails.
Those seeking adventure are also in the right place in Rotorua. Try white water rafting from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. Go down the hill in a giant type of hamster ball, jump off a bungee, go para sailing behind a jet boat, fly through the air above the trees on zip lines, and more.
There are plenty of attractions including sheep farm shows, bird and animal parks, geothermal parks with boiling mud and spewing geysers, Maori culture concerts and traditional hangi meals, scenic flights by plane or helicopter, golf, wine tasting, gondola rides and more.
Situated in the Volcanic Plateau and boasting of geothermal activity here you will find many natural hot springs. The town was build around these hot springs and their therapeutic properties. You will find world class spas in this area. Click here to see all spas located in Rotorua.