Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Where to camp in Rotorua

Friday, 6 December 2019

Over the warmer summer months camping in Rotorua is an awesome option for accommodation but with so many fantastic campsites, you may need a  little help choosing where to camp. Rotorua camping puts you in the heart of nature with all the fun right at your front door! Camping is also a great way to save some money for all those amazing activities Rotorua has to offer and a fantastic option for those travelling with families.

If you’re stuck with where to camp in Rotorua, we’ve put together our top 4 camping Rotorua options below:

  1. Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park 

  2. Hot Water Beach, Lake Tarawera

  3. Lake Okareka DOC Campsite

  4. Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park & Camping

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Top things to do at Lake Taupo

Thursday, 20 December 2018

With Lake Taupo being the largest lake in New Zealand you are really spoiled for choice with all the adventures and activities that go on in and around it. Taupo is an awesome place to visit year round - summer is the perfect time to get out and about at the lake and winter is ideal for the snow sports. Let us help you out and recommend some of our favourite things to do over at our neighbours at Lake Taupo this summer. 

  1. Bulli Point
  2. Kayak to the Maori rock carvings
  3. Whakaipo Bay
  4. Chris Jolly Lake Cruise
  5. Paetiki Bakery

 

1. Bulli Point

Show off your Olympic diving skills by jumping off rock ledges and into the fresh blue waters of Lake Taupo at Bulli Point. There’s three ledges to jump from (the highest is 7m) and the water’s so deep there’s no chance of hitting the bottom. So, pull out your biggest back flips and show the locals what you’ve got - or they will show you what they have got!

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Where to eat in Rotorua: our top picks

Thursday, 20 December 2018

We all have heaps of suggestions of where to stay but we also have awesome suggestions of where to eat. Some of our favourites are only well known by the locals and we love sharing the local secrets with our visitors. Make sure you check out these awesome food places for some of the best food in town. 

  1. Abracadabra 
  2. Rotorua Night Markets
  3. Ciabatta Bakery
  4. Patricks Pies 
  5. Okere Falls Store
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Ten things you should never do on a Road Trip in New Zealand

Thursday, 25 July 2019

There’s nothing better than packing up bags, piling the kids in the car and hitting the highway for a good old-fashioned family road trip. While holidays are all about ditching the rules, we've put together some tips to make your trip more fun when you have little ones in the car.

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Eight Foods you have to try in New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Zealand is home to a bunch of quirky, delicious, highly unique food. Make sure you try the following when you're visiting!

  1. Whittakers Chocolate 
  2. Pineapple Lumps 
  3. Marmite
  4. White Bait Fritters
  5. Pies
  6. Classic Sunday Roast
  7. Hangi 
  8. French Fry Sandwich
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Top Things to do in New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Zealand is well known for its breathtaking scenery, wonderful beaches and exciting adventure destinations. Don’t miss a single opportunity to explore on your trip - after all, you’ve come so far to be here! Here are our Canopy Tours ‘top things to do in New Zealand’ - the greatest hits of our awesome little country, so to speak.

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New Zealand's Ultimate Backpacker Adventures

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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 tourism has it all. We have put together a list of things you just can't leave New Zealand without trying, we call it....THE ULTIMATE NEW ZEALAND BUCKET LIST.

  1. Bungy Jump in Queenstown
  2. Walk the Routeborn track on the West Coast 
  3. Eco ziplining tour in Rotorua
  4. Whale Watching in Kaikoura
  5. Kayak in the Abel Tasman
  6. Winery Tour in Napier
  7. The Squeeze on the Waikato River
  8. Diving on Great Barrier Island
  9. Cathedral Cove in Coromandel
  10. Dune Surfing in Te Paki
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Places to visit in New Zealand - South Island Road Trip

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

It goes without saying, Summer is the season of road trips and exploring top places to visit in New Zealand. With warm weather and long days, it’s hard not to ditch the jeans and shoes for shorts and jandals. So, in saying that, we have put together a South Island Summer Road Trip itinerary especially for you.

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Top 6 Natural New Zealand Hot Springs

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

When it comes to choosing what to do in New Zealand on vacation, you can't beat a natural hot spring. Dotted all over the country, our hot springs have some of the best scenery and look out to spectacular views.  They all will undoubtedly provide you with relaxation and an amazing experience.

Here are our top 6 Natural Hot Springs in NZ:

  1. Otumuheke Pool
  2. Butchers Pool 
  3. Kaitoke Hot Springs
  4. Welcome Flat Hot Pools
  5. Hamner Springs 
  6. Maruia Springs 
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10 Top Kiwi Inventions

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Zealanders are well known for being innovative and creative. These ten 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

1. OGO ball 

Inventor: Andrew and David Akers

The Akers brothers, Andrew and David were walking along the beach one day and came up with the idea of having shoes to walk on water. They then decided that a more practical idea would be a giant ball that rolls down a hill. Adrenaline junkies jump inside the inner hollow plastic ball reaching up to speeds of 50kph. The OGO balls are created onsite at OGO and it takes 2 people 80-90 hours each to create one OGO ball. Five to six different types of high quality plastics are used to make these awesome OGO balls.

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