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Rotorua Events - Crankworx

Posted by james on 23 March 2018 1:51:55 PM

Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Crankworx Rotorua is a world-reknowned bike festival that kicks into gear from the 17th to the 25th March 2018. With a week of non-stop events, there is sure to be something for you to check out. At Rotorua Canopy Tours, we have a lot of keen mountain bikers ourselves, plus we love to get involved in local events. Read below for more information on what you can include in your action packed weekend!

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Topics: Things to do in NZ, Things to do in Rotorua

Must do activities in Rotorua!

Posted by james on 13 March 2018 2:03:08 PM

Rotorua is a town not to be missed in your North Island itinerary. It has something for every traveller and is 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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Topics: Things to do in NZ, Things to do in Rotorua

Four days in Rotorua & Waitomo – the ultimate itinerary

Posted by Alex Bayes on 27 February 2018 9:38:32 AM
Waitomo - a wonderland of glowworms and limestone caves.
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Topics: Things to do in NZ, Things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand Itineraries

Ten things you should never do on a Kiwi family road trip

Posted by Alex Bayes on 30 January 2018 12:32:38 PM

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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Topics: Zipline & Adventures in NZ, Things to do in NZ, New Zealand Itineraries

Family road trip: A 5-day Auckland-Rotorua itinerary

Posted by Alex Bayes on 21 December 2017 2:29:00 PM

From New Zealand’s largest city to its geothermal heart, this five day itinerary covers some of our must-do spots. This family road trip will take you to a volcano, Hobbit holes and glowworm caves, and zipping through ancient trees.

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Topics: Things to do in NZ, Family-friendly activities in NZ, Things to do in Rotorua

Places to visit in New Zealand - South Island Road Trip

Posted by james on 21 December 2017 10:36:22 AM

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’ve put together a South Island Summer Road Trip itinerary especially for you.

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Topics: Things to do in NZ

Things to do in the rain during school holidays

Posted by james on 4 October 2017 9:42:50 PM

We’ve put together a few things to do in the rain to keep the kids entertained these school holidays. Because it’s almost that time again!

1. Rotorua Canopy Tours zipline tour

Rotorua Canopy Tours is fantastic for the whole family. Minimum age is six so the whole family can join in. It is fun and educational, and can lead to some awesome conservation project you can do at home afterwards. Canopy Tours will give you all the gear to keep you warm and dry, so it is a great activity for those rainy day especially if the kids have been stuck inside for a few days already!

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Topics: Things to do in NZ, Things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand Itineraries

The ultimate backpacker bucket list - New Zealand tourism

Posted by james on 5 August 2017 6:51:22 PM

***Backpacker Deal*** Save $20pp if you book your Rotorua Canopy Tour before 31 March 2018. Use promo code Backpack18 when you book online

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.

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Topics: About Us, Things to do in NZ

The top 10 Kiwi Inventions

Posted by james on 13 June 2017 5:54:20 PM

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 

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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Topics: Zipline & Adventures in NZ, Things to do in NZ

Rotorua Sightseeing - Best Day Walking Tracks

Posted by james on 25 January 2017 12:54:49 PM

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 have scenic forest and spectacular views. All of these tracks make for an unforgettable day of Rotorua Sightseeing:

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Topics: Things to do in NZ, Things to do in Rotorua