Summer Holidays - Rotorua Outdoor Attractions Not to Miss

A selection of the best outdoor activities to entertain the whole family whilst visiting Rotorua and the stunning lakes district.

Summer is fast approaching and Rotorua is the central hub to visit and explore the bubbling mud pools, geysers and other geothermal attractions famous in the region. Journey back in time to experience the history of Maori way of life and culture or relax at one of the beautiful lakes.
To keep the whole family entertained this summer holiday, we have picked our top attractions to make the most of a visit to Rotorua:


Agroventure adventure park has the perfect attractions to keep the teenagers entertained in Rotorua. If you are looking for some thrill-seeking adventures, then Agroventures will get your hearth racing and the adrenaline rushing. Experience the Agrojet, a jet boat the will launch to 100 kilometres in a split second, the Swoop super swing will plunge you towards earth at 130kph before swinging back up. How about experience flying in a giant wind tunnel and enjoy the flips and spins as if you had superpowers. Agroventures is the perfect place to spend a day with the family and don’t forget to bring a picnic to enjoy the scenery over Paradise Valley!



A visit to Rotorua would not be complete without taking the kids to the Agrodome and enjoying the live sheep shearing demonstration, watch the farm dogs following commands and relish in the opportunity to feed the baby lambs and get up close for a cute picture moment. Visit the wool mill to learn all about the wool industry and its importance to New Zealand. Afterwards, take a trip in the back-country adventure tour and enjoy the 350 acres of land in an off-road vehicle that will take you through swamps, orchards, pastures and steep hills.


Waimangu Volcanic Valley:

Enjoy spectacular walking trails nestled amongst the world’s youngest geothermal system. A Short drive south from Rotorua (20min) and you will find Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Spend a few hours wandering around this peaceful and protected scenic reserve, admire the unique ecology of the area, volcanic craters and steaming lakes. Don’t forget to stop of at the onsite café afterwards to enjoy the delicious treats on offer.

Polynesian Spa:

Spend the evening unwinding in the geothermal water that Rotorua is famous for. Polynesian Spa offers 27 mineral pools to soak up the healing properties and creates an oasis to relax and refresh. The Rachel Spring is known to nourish your skin and the Priest Spring is slightly more acidic and known to relieve tired muscles, aches and pains. Enjoy a dip in a deluxe private pool whilst gazing up at the stars.

Polynesian Spa is renowned for its health and wellness treatments. Relax with an indulgent mud wrap or experience a decadent AIX spa therapy that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Polynesian Spa is the perfect way to end a day exploring Rotorua and be invigorated for another day of adventures.


If you think the above attractions would make a great addition to your summer holiday to Rotorua, check out Rotorua Super passes for an all-in-one package to the best attractions on offer in Rotorua.

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