Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

What to do in Rotorua in Spring and Summer

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Wondering what to do in Rotorua in spring and summer? The warmer months are an awesome time of year to get outside and explore. Some of the best ideas for what to do in Rotorua in spring and summer are spending time at the lakes, going on an adventure with Rotorua Canopy Tours or River Rats or choosing one of the many amazing walks around the city.

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Locals favourite things to do in Rotorua

Friday, 30 August 2019

Rotorua locals get to enjoy the beauty of nature and adventures all year round. We love sharing our favorite spots with our visitors so you can experience the fun we have every day! Here are our top 6 local favorite things to do in Rotorua

  1. Hot 'n' Cold

  2. Okere Falls

  3. Hamurana Springs

  4. Rainbow Mountain 

  5. Lake Tikitapu

  6. Hot Water Beach 

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Our favourite Rotorua Geothermal parks

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Don’t miss experiencing Rotorua’s well known geothermal activity. 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 energy. Bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, shooting geysers and natural hot springs make this place other-worldly. Looking for things to do in Rotorua. Below, we’ve put together a list of what we think are Rotorua’s best thermal parks. Go get exploring!

  1. Hells Gate

  2. Te Puia

  3. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 

  4. Waimangu Volcanic Valley


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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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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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Things to do in Rotorua

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

There are so many things to do in Rotorua. 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 Māori culture, Rotorua really is a NZ ‘must see’. Take all the opportunities you can to explore the amazing city in the heart of the North Island.

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