Rotorua Canopy Tours Resources

What to do in the Rotorua Redwoods Forest

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Wondering what to do in Rotorua? One of the most popular things to do in Rotorua is the man-made Redwood Californian redwoods that can be enjoyed by everyone in various different recreational activities. You can admire the trees from up in the canopy or from below  either by running, walking or biking on some of the best tracks in New Zealand - even the world.  Here is what you can do in Rotorua's Redwood Forest:

  1. Redwoods Tree Walk 

  2. Walking & Running 

  3. Mountain Biking

  4. Waipa Cafe

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Five-days of Adventure in Central North Island

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Central North Island is full of awesome adventure activities. You really can be spoiled for choice which makes it hard to choose what to do especially if you are short of time. Check out our ultimate 5 day adventure in the central North Island that you should definitely include in your New Zealand Itinerary

  • Day 1: Hamilton
  • Day 2: Rotorua
  • Day 3: Okere Falls
  • Day 4: Taupo
  • Day 5: Tongariro / Ruapehu
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Waterfalls in Rotorua - Locals Secrets

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Looking for the things to do in Rotorua? Well, we asked around and got a few ideas from the locals about their favourite waterfalls. We think you should check out these amazing waterfalls all under 1.5 hours drive from central Rotorua:

  1. Tarawera Falls

  2. McLaren Falls

  3. Tutea Falls

  4. Kaiate Falls

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Things to do in Rotorua in Spring

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Spring in Rotorua is stunning with the flowers displaying their bright, radiant petals and the trees are blossoming. Rotorua has immaculate flowers and gardens that you will see around the city and Rotorua is starting to be well known for these gardens and just how beautiful they really are. Below, we've put together a list of what to do in Rotorua during the Spring season.

  1. Rotorua Bike Festival

  2. Centennial Park (Tree Trust)

  3. Government Gardens

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Best Rotorua Mountain Biking Tracks

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Described as ‘mountain bike heaven’, Rotorua has this year been awarded Gold status by the International Mountain Biking Association, one of only six in the world. Mountain biking in Rotorua is, undoubtedly, world-class and some of the must do activities in Rotorua. Here are a few of our favourite local mountain biking trails in Rotorua.

  1. The Redwoods Forest

  2. Skyline Gravity Park 

  3. Western Okataina Walkway

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Must do activities in Rotorua [quick tip]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rotorua is a town not to be missed in your North Island itinerary. It has something for every traveller and it's an incredibly unique place! Geothermal activity is what it's well known for, but strong culture and many adventure activities make it a must visit on anyone's list. Check out our recommendations for the must do activities in Rotorua!

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Trout Fishing in Rotorua

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Very few places are as lucky as we are in Rotorua for the availability and number of excellent waters for trout fishing.

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Top Things to do in Rotorua

Monday, 12 November 2018

Rotorua has got to be one of the most popular places to visit in New Zealand - and for good reason! Known for its active geothermal landscape, exciting outdoor adventures, and warm Māori culture, Rotorua really is a NZ ‘must see’.


Photo: The beautiful shores of Lake Rotorua

Exploring Rotorua’s Great Outdoors

Set on the shore of Lake Rotorua from which the city gets its name, and surrounded by forests, rivers and mountains, Rotorua is heaven for lovers of the outdoors. One of the best ways to see the area is by exploring some of the top walks you can do locally. Our favourite trails include the awe inspiring Redwoods Forest, through the towering Canadian Redwood trees which are seriously impressive. Another walk takes you to Lake Tikitapu and Rotokakahi - the famous Blue Lake and Green Lake. If you find yourself with some more time on your hands there are plenty of day hiking tracks which include the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 19.4km track through scenery made famous by Lord of the Rings, where you’ll hike over an active volcano. Take the time to seek out some of the beautiful Rotorua Waterfalls. These are all less than 90 minutes from central Rotorua. You might even be able to go for a swim and see some glow worms.

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Top 5 things to do in the weekend in Rotorua

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Spending a weekend in Rotorua is full of fun and adventures. There are so many outdoor activities you can choose from, ranging from zip lining, mountain biking, luging and hot springs.

Here are the top 5 things to do in Rotorua that we would recommend to experience the best adventures we have to offer: 

  1. Zip and Soak with Rotorua Canopy Tours & OGO

  2. Adventure Playground

  3. Mountain Biking

  4. Agroventures

  5. Skyline

 1.Zip & Soak with Rotorua Canopy Tours & OGO

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Rotorua Attractions - Top Mountain Biking Tracks

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Mountain biking is known as one of the top Rotorua Attractions and the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest is a great place to go as it's suitable for all ages and abilities. The Rotorua Canopy Tours team is full of keen mountain bikers that love to get out to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest  - check out some of the teams favourite trails!

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