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Things to do in Rotorua in Spring

Friday, 9 October 2020

Spring in Rotorua is stunning with the flowers displaying their bright, radiant petals and the trees blossoming. As it begins to get warmer and the days get longer, there's lots of options for things to do in Rotorua in spring. Rotorua has immaculate flowers and gardens that you will see all around the city, beautiful lakes and stunning forests. Below, we've put together a list of things to do in Rotorua in spring, it's got to be one of the best times to visit Rotorua.


The best things to do in Rotorua in Spring

  1. Go mountain biking or visit the Rotorua Bike Festival

  2. Picnic at Centennial Park (Tree Trust)

  3. Wander around the Government Gardens

  4. Explore native forest

  5. Get out on the water


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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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Things to do in Rotorua at Night

Friday, 14 August 2020

Rotorua is full of different adventures and activities to do during the day, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Here are a few ideas to help you out with some things to do in Rotorua at night.  


Top things to do in Rotorua at night

  1. Eat Streat

  2. Polynesian Spa 

  3. Redwoods Treewalk

  4. Pig & Whistle

  5. Mini Golf

  6. Rotorua Night Market

  7. Lake Rotorua Night Cruise

  8. Skyline Rotorua


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Best things to do on a rainy day in Rotorua

Friday, 10 July 2020

We all love a bit of sunshine however, a rainy day in Rotorua is not at all bad. There are plenty of things to do on a rainy day in Rotorua and some activities are actually better to do when it's wet!

Best things to do in Rotorua on a rainy day.

1. Relax in a natural hot spring at Kerosene Creek

2. Raft down the adrenaline pumping rapids with River Rats

3. Zipline through native forest with Rotorua Canopy Tours

4. Explore the lakes with Rotorua Duck Tours

5. Take some photos at the 3D Trick Art Gallery

6. Go for a walk in the Redwood Forest

7. Enjoy a meal at Eat Streat

8. Have some fun indoors at Motion Entertainment


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Five things to do in Rotorua in winter

Friday, 10 July 2020

There’s no better place to be in the outdoors during winter than Rotorua. While many people prefer to hibernate during the cool 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. There are so many things to do in Rotorua in winter. The city’s beautiful forests, lakes and nature-based experiences make it the ultimate destination to get outside and its geothermal energy means that there’s always a naturally heated hot pool waiting for you after a day of exploring.

Top five awesome things to do in Rotorua in 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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Rotorua Activities  | Your Ultimate must do kiwi adventure

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Australian electrician and adventure seeker Sam Robinson has visited Rotorua Canopy Tours SEVEN times since his first visit in August 2015. So why does he keep coming back to do the same Rotorua activities?


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Top 10 Rotorua things to do

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Looking for the top Rotorua things to do? This beautiful city has it all, nature, culture, action and relaxation. To make your travel plans a little easier we’ve put together our list of the top 10 must-dos in this geothermal hot spot, so you’ll never be stuck for the best Rotorua things to do.

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Best Rotorua Activities

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Rotorua has so many different activities and attractions to suit everyone. From free activities like walks and hikes to exploring the geothermal wonders and must-do ziplining adventures through the forest - there's an activity for all.

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What to do in Rotorua in Spring and Summer

Thursday, 21 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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