Crankworx Rotorua is a world-reknowned bike festival that kicks into gear each year in March. 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 at Crankworx.
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!
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.
From New Zealand’s largest city to its geothermal heart, this five day itinerary covers some of our must-do spots. A family road trip from Auckland to Rotorua will take you to a volcano, hobbit holes and glowworm caves, and zipping through ancient trees.
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.
We’ve put together a few family friendly activities to do in the rain to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays.
1. Rotorua Canopy Tours zipline tour
Rotorua Canopy Tours is one of the best family friendly activities in Rotorua. Minimum age is six on the Original Canopy Tour so the whole family can join in. The awesome guides make the tour very fun and educational. The learning can then lead to some awesome conservation projects that the kids can do at home. The ziplining tours are awesome in the rain as the forest looks lush and beautiful, and the best part is that the canopy will keep you very dry. Rotorua 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.
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.
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.
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: