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Pack away the puffer jackets, bring out the hats and sunglasses and make the most of the Spring sunshine in Rotorua! The average daytime temperatures range between 16-20°C and the mild weather of Rotorua Spring makes for an excellent time to be outdoors exploring the sights.
Take in the fresh air, flowers in bloom and immerse yourself in the best Rotorua has to offer.
Rotorua has 18 sparkling lakes with a range of activities available.
Lake Rotorua is the largest lake in the district. Head down to the lakefront and you will find children’s playgrounds, cafes, ample grassy picnic areas, Sunday markets, boat cruises, jet boat rides, float plane experiences & more! For a unique experience we recommend visiting Mokoia island in the centre of Rotorua with Kawarau Jet.
If you fancy relaxing in a lake edge thermal hot pool combined with either a day hike or a water taxi, we suggest visiting Lake Tarawera, a short drive out from Rotorua. Check out Totally Tarawera for information on the Tarawera trail, and to book water taxis.
The picturesque Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) is a hive of activity with a boat ramp, barbeque sites and ample parking. Perfect if you want to kayak, paddleboard or swim. If staying dry is more your thing then the 1.5-hour walking track around the Blue Lake is a great option with amazing views.
A day by the lakes will be sure to keep each member of your family occupied.
Wandering through the magical geothermal wonders of Rotorua is one of the most exciting and breath-taking experiences that is unique to Rotorua. Make a day of it and visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley where you can take a walking trail past Frying Pan Lake, the brilliantly coloured Inferno Crater Lake, Silica Terraces & many more geothermal features. Extend your day with a boat cruise on the beautiful and historic Lake Rotomahana.
The Government Gardens in Rotorua are really a true picture of Rotorua in the Spring time. Take in all the colourful flowers in bloom as you walk through the gardens with the Rotorua Museum as the backdrop. The stunning art deco heritage building, the Blue Baths, is also open to the public and for a small fee you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot pools.
Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest - The Redwoods
Rotorua’s famous Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest isn’t just for the keen mountain-bikers, there are mixed trails perfect for walking with prams, kids’ bikes or running. The Redwoods are an excellent way to spend a day of exploring. Start from the Redwood Visitor Centre, wear your comfy walking shoes, pack a snack and water, and you’re ready for an adventure.
All visits to Rotorua should include time to relax so that you can return home refreshed and rejuvenated. After spending the day exploring all Rotorua has to offer, look forward to a rewarding soak in your own spa pool or an indulgent massage at Silver Fern Rotorua Accommodation and Spa. Situated on Fenton Street, minutes from the city centre. All 25 rooms at Silver Fern are spacious and are complimented with either a private spa bath or spa pool. Make sure to check out their special offer packages for great deals which include spa treatments at their onsite day spa.
There are many great reasons to stay at Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa. We have a range of luxurious & spacious studios, one-bedroom & two-bedroom suites located in the heart of Rotorua all with a private spa pool or bath, plus onsite Day Spa