Heat Up in Rotorua

Long known as a geothermal destination, Rotorua lives up to its “Hot Spot” reputation by offering exciting ways to heat up during the cooler Winter months.

Increase your Heartrate in the Redwoods

For world class mountain biking, trail running and scenic wandering, look no further than Rotorua’s Redwoods Forest.  The 100+km of multi-use trails are open year-round and it is possible to spend anything from a couple of hours to a week or more exploring the forest. You can explore on your own or hire bikes (and purchase maps) from local bike shops.  Friendly staff at either Mountain Bike Rotorua or Planet Bike can recommend the right trails for adventures of all skill levels.

Soak Up the Heat at the Polynesian Spa

Chase the chills away at the Polynesian Spa, where visitors can experience a range of bathing options in the geothermally-heated pools.  These natural hot springs offer a delicious contrast to the Winter cold and the mineral-rich waters will soak away any tired or sore muscles.  With Family Pools, Adult Pools, Private Pools and more, there are suitable options all ages and budgets.  For an extra treat, consider one of the spa treatments from the on-site spa.

Get Steaming Hot at Whakarewarewa

Immerse yourself in Maori culture while enjoying all-natural outdoor heating emanating from the ground.  Built on an active geothermal field, the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village incorporates a range of active geothermal resources into daily village life.  Enjoy the warm geothermal steam rising from the boiling hot pools and bubbling mud as you learn about how the resources are utilised in bathing, cooking and heating homes.

Cosy up to Eat Streat

Warm you belly with an abundance of options on Rotorua’s gourmet precinct.  Eat Streat is Rotorua’s ultimate dining destination with a wide variety of options side-by-side, from a steakhouse to Italian and Indian options. Highlights include local favourite, Brew, where diners can indulge in locally brewed craft beer from Rotorua’s Croucher Brewing, served alongside inventive gastropub fare.

Forget the Cold at Agroventures

Agroventures Adventure Park provides a totally different option for warming up by offering a burst of adrenaline.  The 43m bungy jump and the one-of-a-kind, human-powered Shweeb racing track are two favourites among the range of heart-pounding options.  For Mountain Bikers, the park’s new Freestyle Airbag gives bike riders the chance to practice aerial tricks over an enormous inflated landing pad.  For those looking to sample a range of activities, package deals allow visitors to pick and choose which activities they want to experience.  There are also discounts and deals for groups, which means the whole family can get in on the adrenaline-pumping fun.

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