Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

What to do in the Rotorua Redwood Forest

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wanting to explore the Redwood Forest Rotorua and wondering what to do? Visiting Whakarewarewa Forest, locally known as 'the Redwoods', is one of the most popular things to do in Rotorua. The Redwood forest is a man made forest full of Californian redwoods and can be enjoyed on foot, mountain bike or even above the forest floor. 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 the Redwood Forest Rotorua:

  1. Redwoods Treewalk 

  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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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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Top 5 things to do in the weekend in Rotorua

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Spending a weekend in Rotorua is full of fun and adventures. There are so many outdoor activities you can choose from, ranging from zip lining, mountain biking, luging and hot springs.

Here are the top 5 things to do in Rotorua that we would recommend to experience the best adventures we have to offer: 

  1. Zip and Soak with Rotorua Canopy Tours & OGO

  2. Adventure Playground

  3. Mountain Biking

  4. Agroventures

  5. Skyline

 1.Zip & Soak with Rotorua Canopy Tours & OGO

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Rotorua Attractions - Top Mountain Biking Tracks

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Mountain biking is known as one of the top Rotorua Attractions and the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest is a great place to go as it's suitable for all ages and abilities. The Rotorua Canopy Tours team is full of keen mountain bikers that love to get out to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest  - check out some of the teams favourite trails!

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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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Five Free Things to Do in Rotorua

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

If you're looking for the best free things to do in Rotorua then you're in luck! With so much to see and do in this geothermal city you'll be spoiled for choice, so we've picked out our top five to get you started. 

Top five free things to do in Rotorua

  1. Mountain Biking

  2. Blue Lake Track

  3. Kuirau Park 

  4. Government Gardens

  5. Okere Falls

 

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