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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Best eco family activities

Sunday, 7 June 2020

If you're looking for fun family activities that are educational and do their part caring for the environment, we've got the perfect list for you. We’re lucky enough in New Zealand to have a lot of great family activities that don’t disturb natural areas – these are low impact and improve the environment for the native creatures that call these places home. Check our list of the top eco family activities in the North Island:

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours

  • Sail Barbary

  • Rainbow Springs

  • Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve

  • Waimangu


  • Rotorua Duck Tours

  • Dive Tatapouri

  • Sanctuary Mountain

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Family Friendly Road Trip - Auckland to Rotorua

Monday, 5 November 2018

From New Zealand’s largest city to its geothermal heart, this five day road trip covers some of our must-do spots that you should include in your New Zealand Itineraries. A family road trip from Auckland to Rotorua will take you to a volcano, hobbit holes and glowworm caves, and zipping through ancient trees.

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Rotorua family activities: a one-day itinerary for the school holidays

Friday, 5 October 2018

School holidays are all about having fun and enjoying new experiences. Sometimes it's a small getaway for a couple of days to discover new places, or getting out and about in your local neighbourhood for a day of adventurous activities. If you ever get stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained these school holidays check out this action packed one-day itinerary of family friendly activities in Rotorua for you and your kids to enjoy.

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Making memories: Things to do in Rotorua with your Grandparents

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Creating everlasting memories with our loved ones are special moments, especially if we are lucky enough to be able to share these with our Grandparents!

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Rotorua activities for kids: through the eyes of a 13 y/o

Monday, 24 September 2018

Finding the perfect family friendly activities in Rotorua can be hard at times trying to find something that suits everyone in the family. Hear about a Canopy Tour experience through the eyes of 13 year old Bree from Auckland.

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Family friendly activities in Rotorua

Monday, 24 September 2018

Rotorua has been attracting families for decades. In fact most New Zealanders have fond childhood memories of visits to Rotorua at least once in their childhood. Many remember clearly feeding the trout at Rainbow Springs, riding the luge in the 1980"s when it had the "Big Dipper" or bathing in the hot pools at a motel along Fenton Street - the main hotel strip of Rotorua.

Rotorua Canopy Tours is an awesome activity for all family members to love!

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