Rotorua has so many outstanding attractions it can be a hard task figuring out what to include during your visit to the thermal city. Below are our suggestions on which attractions will give you the best experience in Rotorua.
On your visit to Rotorua you must experience the boiling water, steaming vents and bubbling mud of the many geothermal attractions. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland has a natural bush setting with walks through this unique volcanic area taking between 30 and 75 minutes. The highlight of Wai-O-Tapu is the Lady Knox Geyser which comes to life daily at 10.15am. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is another outstanding geothermal attraction that will leave you stunned by the power of Mother Nature. The unspoilt scenic reserve and wildlife refuge is also home to the world’s largest hot spring, the incredible Frying Pan Lake.
Flora and Fauna
Paradise Valley Springs is the only place in New Zealand where you can pat a lion cub and witness the daily feeding of the parks pride of lions at 2.30pm every day. On your tour of the park you will also encounter many friendly farm animals such as Alpacas, Goats and Sheep and wildlife such as Deer, Thar and Wallabies. The park is also dotted with spring-fed pools and streams that are filled with Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Brook trout and huge native eels. Rainbow Springs is another wildlife park which is home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants including the rare Kiwi, the prehistoric Tuatara and birdlife such as Kea and Kaka. Other fun activities include the live bird show and The Big Splash water ride.
Skyline Rotorua is a multi-award winning attraction which offers a combination spectacular views, excellent dining options and adrenalin fuelled activities. You will start your visit in an eight-seater gondola cabin as you take a gentle journey to the top of Mt Ngongataha. At the top of the mountain you will be rewarded with 180 degree views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding landscape. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the Skyswing, Skyvue ride and the world famous Luge. There’s also a delicious buffet restaurant, a café and wine tasting.
You can experience all these great activities with one easy pass from Rotorua Superpass. These easy, all-in one passes are a convenient way to purchase admission to all the best Rotorua attractions. Visit rotoruasuperpasses.co.nz to find the most suitable Super Pass for your visit to Rotorua.