• Geothermal attractions
  • Maori culture and villages
  • Adventure and Spa & Wellness


Rotorua will captivate you with its geothermal wonderland, intriguing Maori villages, thrilling adventure activities and stunning natural landscapes.

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Rotorua is part of the Taupō Volcanic Zone and has an array of spectacular geothermal features. From hissing fumaroles and colourful sinter terraces to bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers, Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland has been drawing visitors since the 1800s.

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.

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