Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

The best geothermal experiences in Rotorua

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Don’t miss experiencing the incredible geothermal experiences in Rotorua, some of the most unique things to do in Rotorua. The city’s unique location means that it’s perched on the Pacific Rim of Fire, making the city and the region a wonderland of geothermal activity. From bubbling mud pools and clouds of steam, to shooting geysers and natural hot springs, the thermal parks in Rotorua give you the opportunity to see these other-worldly geothermal Rotorua attractions. Below, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the best geothermal experiences in Rotorua. Go get exploring!

Top geothermal experiences in Rotorua

  1. Hells Gate

  2. Te Puia

  3. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 

  4. Waimangu Volcanic Valley


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Looking for the best team building activities?

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

The top team building activities in Rotorua – a day of adventure!

Team building activities can sometimes be a drag and not all that enjoyable, but we have put together the best team building activities in Rotorua that will have your team talking about how great your day was for years to come!

Getting your team into small groups when they are out of the office (and sometimes out of their comfort zone) creates a great bonding experience for your team. They get to know each other outside of the office, support and encourage each other and it removes the barriers that hierarchy can have in the workplace. Sharing moments of fun and creating memories your team can talk about at smoko will keep morale high and build relationships in the office long after your day of team building activities is over.   

So, wrangle the team together, grab your sense of adventure and enjoy a fun filled day of team building activities in Rotorua with these awesome activities...

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours – forest zipline experience.

  • ZORB Rotorua – ball rolling fun!

  • River Rats – white water rafting.

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Places to visit in New Zealand - South Island itinerary

Friday, 10 July 2020

Our beautiful South Island is one spectacular place, with snow capped mountains, rugged coastline, beautiful fjords and so many amazing activities and hikes. Planning your road trip in New Zealand can be a bit overwhelming with so much to fit in, so we've put together an action packed 5-day itinerary to help plan your ultimate South Island itinerary. 

New Zealand South Island itinerary for a road trip

  • Day 1: Christchurch to Franz Josef

  • Day 2: Franz Josef to Wanaka

  • Day 3: Wanaka to Queenstown

  • Day 4: Queenstown to Lake Tekapo

  • Day 5: Tekapo to Christchurch


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Cheynne joins the 1000 club

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Our amazing guide Cheynne has reached an impressive milestone at Rotorua Canopy Tours - she has joined the exclusive 1000 club. The 1000 club is made up of super experienced guides who funnily enough have done over 1000 tours – and she’s the second female to join the club! Who would have thought someone scared of heights would guide so many people ziplining through a native New Zealand forest?

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Top Things to do in New Zealand

Friday, 10 July 2020

New Zealand is well known for its breathtaking scenery, wonderful beaches and exciting adventure destinations. There are a lot of things to do in New Zealand and it can be hard to know where to start. As well as some suggestions for top things to do in New Zealand we’ve also got a few tips so you don’t miss a single opportunity to explore our beautiful country!


Must do New Zealand activities

  • Bungy jumping

  • Canyoning

  • Kayaking

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours

  • Zelandia

  • Tongariro River Rafting

  • Road trip around New Zealand

  • Take a dip in the Hot Springs

  • Swim at a New Zealand Beach

  • Try a unique Kiwi Invention

  • Try some uniquely kiwi food


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10 Top Kiwi Inventions

Sunday, 7 June 2020

New Zealanders are well known for being innovative and creative. These ten top kiwi inventions have gained world wide reputations. Check out how they were made and the talented inventors behind the amazing ideas!

  1. OGO Ball 

  2. Jet Boat 

  3. Bungy 

  4. Electric Fence 

  5. Shweeb

  6. Spiral Hairpin 

  7. Jogging

  8. Martin Jetpacks 

  9. Springfree trampoline

  10. Referee Whistle



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Best New Zealand adventure activities

Friday, 10 July 2020

New Zealand is known for being full of adventure! You will always be able to find something that will push you to your limits. From ziplining through ancient forest to racing down giant sand dunes, New Zealand has it all. We have put together a list of the best New Zealand adventure activities you've got to try in New Zealand.


Best New Zealand adventure activities:

1. Bungy Jump in Queenstown

2. Walk the Routeburn track on the West Coast 

3. Eco ziplining tour in Rotorua

4. The Squeeze on the Waikato River

5. Kayak in the Abel Tasman

6. Diving on Great Barrier Island

7. Canyoning in the Coromandel

8. Dune Surfing in Te Paki



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Plan the ultimate New Zealand bucket list

Friday, 10 July 2020

New Zealand is a country like no other, home to so many amazing activities and breath-taking scenery. From incredible landscapes to unique culture, we've put together a list of our top must dos to add to your ultimate New Zealand bucket list for both kiwis and travellers. 

Ultimate New Zealand bucket list

1. Do some wine tasting on Waiheke Island

2. Go whale watching

3. Zipline in untouched New Zealand forest

4. Explore geothermal landscapes

5. Do a great walk

6. Stargaze

7. Visit Cape Reinga

8. Walk across the Harbour Bridge

9. Snorkel or dive at Poor Knights Islands

10. Visit Milford Sound

11. See Glow worms

12. Go glamping

13. Sail across Lake Taupo

14. Jump off the Sky Tower

15. See a kiwi

16. Dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach

17. Experience Maori culture

18. Go to an All Blacks game

19. See spectacular glaciers

20. Go zorbing


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Top 8 Best New Zealand Beaches

Sunday, 7 June 2020

There are so many different beaches to visit in New Zealand and majority of our beaches really capture the beauty of our county's coastline. The Rotorua Canopy Tours team love exploring our best New Zealand beaches to enjoy a surf, swim or a leisurely walk with their dogs - they have put together their top 8 best New Zealand beaches they think are the top things to do in New Zealand.

  1. Taputopotu Bay, Cape Reinga

  2. Puheke Beach, Kaitaia

  3.  Tawhitokino, South East Auckland

  4. Makarori Beach, Gisborne

  5. Bark Bay, Abel Tasmankk

  6. Hokitika Beach, West Coast

  7. Taylors Mistake, Christchurch

  8. Purakaunui Bay, Southland


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Zipliners to eco-warriors | A Canopy Tours Conservation donation

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Australian nature lovers Jackie and Robert Van Dam visited Rotorua Canopy Tours in February 2018 and after going on an experience of a lifetime, generously donated to our Canopy Tours Conservation Trust. Conservation is a huge part of what we’re all about at Rotorua Canopy Tours, but we were absolutely blown away when Jackie and Robert told us they were keen to help us do more. So, what encouraged them to donate to our Canopy Tours conservation programme?


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