Rotorua will capture your heart and elevate your soul as it has done for visitors to this special place since the 1840s. While international travellers initially came for the renowned thermal wonders and their healing properties, as Rotorua’s myriad of attractions became known, so its reputation grew.

Ancient towering trees frame wonderful bush walks and mountain bike trails, while the soft sand shores of 18 pristine lakes are a temptingly short trip from the city centre. If going a bit crazy is your thing, you’re in the right place - Rotorua is New Zealand’s pulsing centre for adventure tourism.

Rotorua is one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments - with so much to see and do, it could be hard to know where to start! We’ve put together some suggested itineraries based around themes, to make sure you get the most out of your visit to Rotorua.