The Best of Spring in Rotorua

With freshness in the air and flowers in bloom, Spring is the perfect season to pay a visit to the beautiful Rotorua region.

In New Zealand, Spring runs from the 1st September through to 30th November and the average daytime temperatures range between 16-20°C (61-68°F).  While a few Spring showers are to be expected, the mild weather of the Rotorua Spring makes for an excellent time to explore the sights.


Take in the Culture at Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village

Experience this authentic Maori village, set on an active geothermal field where the rising steam will chase away any lingering chill in the air.  Enjoy a Guided Tour and explore the Nature Trails that wind through the unique geothermal ecosystem.  Savour a traditional Hangi meal cooked in geothermal steam and experience a Cultural Show filled with traditional songs and interactive elements.

Soak in the Warmth at Polynesian Spa

The cool evening Spring temperatures in Rotorua are perfect for a warming soak at the Polynesian Spa.  The hot mineral waters overlook Lake Rotorua’s Sulphur Bay and enter the pools through natural underground springs.  The mineral-rich waters are said to reduce aches and pains, lessen the effects of arthritis and condition the skin.  Polynesian Spa’s central location and flexible hours (8 AM – 11 PM daily) make for a convenient addition to any itinerary.

Immerse yourself in the Spring Bloom

Make the most of the season by taking in Rotorua’s famously well-kept gardens, vibrant colours, and creative public plantings.  A trip to Kuirau Park means fresh new daffodils blooming alongside bubbling mud pools and a public thermal footbath.  For more fresh blooms, take an afternoon to meander through the Government Gardens, which also plays host to the annual Rotorua Tulip Festival and the Rotorua Museum.

Tour the Rotorua Lakes District

The Rotorua Lakes district provides exquisite scenery year-round, but the verdant months of Spring bring out exceptional colours and views.  Rotorua Duck Tours offers a unique sight-seeing tour that allows visitors to take in the scenery from both land and lake in their amphibious vehicles.  A stop at the Buried Village also provides access to an epic lookout over Lake Tarawera from their breath-taking waterfall trails, which pass along trout-filled streams and the famous Wairere Falls.

For a relaxing, fun-filled Springtime visit to Rotorua, be sure to consult Rotorua Super Passes, where you can plan your trip and save big with their easy online booking system.  Their selection of must-do Rotorua activities provides excellent recommendations for a trip to Rotorua any time of year.