Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

The best Rotorua walks to do during the day

Friday, 22 November 2019

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 are surrounded by beautiful forest and spectacular views. All of these Rotorua walks make for an unforgettable day of sightseeing:

  1. Tarawera Outlet to Tarawera Falls

  2. Mount Ngongotaha Scenic Reserve

  3. Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  4. Whakarewarewa Circuit

  5. Rainbow Mountain Summit Track


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Things to do in Rotorua for couples – A weekend of romance

Monday, 5 November 2018

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a weekend away with your other half. New scenery, sleep-ins, exciting things to do and making new memories together are all great reasons to escape for a romantic weekend away. We’ve put our heads together to come up with the ultimate itinerary for a ‘weekend of romance’ in Rotorua: 

  • Friday Evening: Treetops Lodge & Aorangi Peak 
  • Saturday: Rotorua Canopy Tours, Okere Falls, Stratosphere Restaurant
  • Sunday: Pure Cruise, White Island by Helicopter, Eat Streat
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Local's favourites - our top places to eat in Rotorua

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

There are a lot of awesome must do activities in Rotorua but you'll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to top places to eat in Rotorua; there are so many delicious places to try! Many people hear all about our famous Eat Street when planning things to do in Rotorua but we wanted to let you in on our other lesser known favourite local spots.

Locals top places to eat in Rotorua

  1. Zippys Cafe

  2. Oppies Takeaways

  3. Ciabatta Bakery

  4. Abracadabra cafe & restaurant 

  5. Saturday Morning Kuirau Park Market


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Things to do in Rotorua – A 5 Day Itinerary

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rotorua’s ancient forests, geothermal energy and raft of outdoor adventures makes it a top-notch place to visit for a family holiday.  It’s a wonderland for both kids and adults, with things to do in Rotorua like zip lining, hiking and lugeing. Being locals ourselves, we’ve put together a 5-day, family-friendly Rotorua itinerary to help you get inspired. We promise it will be one for the photo albums!

  1. Skyline Skyrides & Stratosphere Restaurant 
  2. Walk in the Redwoods & Rotorua Canopy Tours
  3. Rainbow Springs
  4. Kuirau Park & OGO 
  5. Eat Streat
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Auckland to Rotorua North Island Itinerary

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The drive from Auckland to Rotorua is a very common North Island route planned into New Zealand Itineraries for visitors exploring by car or campervan. The travel time for directly driving Auckland to Rotorua takes about 3 hours but there are a few different routes you can take. This is also a drive that you can make a day out of by stopping off at some spectacular places along the way and checking out what New Zealand small towns have to offer. 

Below are our favourite stop-offs on your drive from Auckland to Rotorua:

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Rotorua Weather - Best time to visit Rotorua

Monday, 5 November 2018

Seasons in New Zealand:

• Summer (Dec – Feb)
• Autumn/Fall (Mar – May)
• Winter (Jun – Aug)
• Spring (Sep – Nov)

Planning a trip to Rotorua and wondering when is the best time to visit? There is always lots of activities to do in Rotorua, to help you out we have put together some information about the Rotorua Weather and our favourite things to do in each season.

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The Ultimate Rotorua to Waitomo Itinerary

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

 Explore Central North Island’s awesome natural wonders on this four-day Rotorua itinerary, also featuring the underground wonders of Waitomo.

Waitomo - a wonderland of glowworms and limestone caves.
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Rotorua to Wellington 3 day North Island Itinerary

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Driving from Rotorua to Wellington, is a very popular drive and can be made even better when you know about the awesome things to do and places to see in-between!

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Mountain Biking: Crankworx Rotorua

Friday, 13 December 2019

Crankworx Rotorua is a world-renowned 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, 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. 

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Family friendly activities to do in the rain these holidays

Sunday, 23 September 2018

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.

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