Rotorua's geothermally heated water and mineral-enriched mud play a special role in local spa culture with a range of health, spa and wellness therapies on offer. Relax in a lake edge thermal hot pool, or a naturally occurring hot spring in an attractive bush setting.
Home of the Te Arawa people, Rotorua is the best place to experience Maori culture in New Zealand. Enjoy a hangi meal and cultural performance, traditional massage and discover contemporary Māori culture through art, fashion and ta moko.
Rotorua is an adventure playground with a wide variety of activities to experience, so be prepared to stay longer and do more. From ziplining with the award-winning Rotorua Canopy Tours to white water rafting over the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, there is something for everyone in Rotorua from family groups to backpackers.
Rotorua has a wealth of accommodation, shopping and dining options, so take your time and enjoy the warmth and vitality of this special place.