Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Things to do in Rotorua at Night

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rotorua is full of different adventures and activities to do during the day. So, here are a few ideas to help you out with some things to do in Rotorua at night. Check out our ideas for night time activities in Rotorua.

  1. Eat Streat
  2. Polynesian Spa 
  3. Redwoods Treewalk
  4. Pig & Whistle
  5. Mini Golf
  6. Mitai Maori Village Experience

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Five Free Things to Do in Rotorua

Friday, 13 December 2019

If you're looking for the top free things to do in Rotorua then you're in luck! With so much to see and do in Rotorua you'll be spoiled for choice. Here's our top five things to do in Rotorua for free to get you started:

  1. Mountain Biking
  2. Blue Lake Track
  3. Kuirau Park 
  4. Government Gardens
  5. Okere Falls

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The best Rotorua walks to do during the day

Friday, 22 November 2019

There are lots of walks within 2 hours drive of Rotorua that are amazing to do. Check out these half - full day walking tracks that are surrounded by beautiful forest and spectacular views. All of these Rotorua walks make for an unforgettable day of sightseeing:

  1. Tarawera Outlet to Tarawera Falls

  2. Mount Ngongotaha Scenic Reserve

  3. Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  4. Whakarewarewa Circuit

  5. Rainbow Mountain Summit Track


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Five things to do in Rotorua in Winter

Monday, 12 November 2018

While many people prefer to hibernate during the cool winter months, we think winter is the time to feel alive, brave the elements and wrap up warm to experience nature in all it’s beauty. Check out our top things to do in Rotorua in the winter: 

  1. Hot soak at Polynesian Spa 

  2. Feel alive mountain biking through forest

  3. Native forest tour at Rotorua Canopy Tours

  4. Fill your tummy at Eat Streat

  5. Warm up with a walk around Blue Lake

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Things to do in Rotorua for couples – A weekend of romance

Monday, 5 November 2018

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a weekend away with your other half. New scenery, sleep-ins, exciting things to do and making new memories together are all great reasons to escape for a romantic weekend away. We’ve put our heads together to come up with the ultimate itinerary for a ‘weekend of romance’ in Rotorua: 

  • Friday Evening: Treetops Lodge & Aorangi Peak 
  • Saturday: Rotorua Canopy Tours, Okere Falls, Stratosphere Restaurant
  • Sunday: Pure Cruise, White Island by Helicopter, Eat Streat
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Local's favourites - our top places to eat in Rotorua

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

With so many things to do in Rotorua you'll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat; there are so many delicious places to try. Many people hear all about our famous Eat Street but we wanted to let you in on our other favourite local spots.

  1. Zippys Cafe
  2. Oppies Takeaways
  3. Ciabatta Bakery
  4. Abracadabra cafe & restaurant 
  5. Saturday Morning Kuirau Park Market
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Top 8 New Zealand Beaches [quick tips]

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

There are so many different beaches to visit in New Zealand and majority of our beaches really capture the beauty of the New Zealand coastline. The Rotorua Canopy Tours team love going to explore our New Zealand beaches to enjoy a surf, swim or a lesiurely walk with their dogs - they have put together their top 8 beaches that 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. 5. Purakaunui Bay, Southland

  6. Taylors Mistake, Christchurch

  7. Hokitika Beach, West Coast

  8.  Bark Bay, Abel Tasman

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Things to do in Rotorua – A 5 Day Itinerary

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rotorua’s ancient forests, geothermal energy and raft of outdoor adventures makes it a top-notch place to visit for a family holiday.  It’s a wonderland for both kids and adults, with things to do in Rotorua like zip lining, hiking and lugeing. Being locals ourselves, we’ve put together a 5-day, family-friendly Rotorua itinerary to help you get inspired. We promise it will be one for the photo albums!

  1. Skyline Skyrides & Stratosphere Restaurant 
  2. Walk in the Redwoods & Rotorua Canopy Tours
  3. Rainbow Springs
  4. Kuirau Park & OGO 
  5. Eat Streat
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Auckland to Rotorua North Island Itinerary

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The drive from Auckland to Rotorua is a very common North Island route planned into New Zealand Itineraries for visitors exploring by car or campervan. The travel time for directly driving Auckland to Rotorua takes about 3 hours but there are a few different routes you can take. This is also a drive that you can make a day out of by stopping off at some spectacular places along the way and checking out what New Zealand small towns have to offer. 

Below are our favourite stop-offs on your drive from Auckland to Rotorua:

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Rotorua Weather - Best time to visit Rotorua

Monday, 5 November 2018

Seasons in New Zealand:

• Summer (Dec – Feb)
• Autumn/Fall (Mar – May)
• Winter (Jun – Aug)
• Spring (Sep – Nov)

Planning a trip to Rotorua and wondering when is the best time to visit? There is always lots of activities to do in Rotorua, to help you out we have put together some information about the Rotorua Weather and our favourite things to do in each season.

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