Youth / Backpacker

With fun activities galore, Rotorua, in the central North Island of New Zealand, is considered a top destination for backpackers.

For good quality accommodation check out, the Base Hot Rock Backpackers. They offer quality accommodation that won’t break the bank in the heart of Rotorua. If they’re full, and the often are, try Rotorua Backpackers, also situated in the Rotorua Inner City and close to shops and nightlife.

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Just a 15 minute drive from the city centre the many white water rafting companies based near Okere Falls offer maximum adrenalin for minimum time. You can’t go past the 7m drop Tutea Falls on Kaituna River. 

Dry yourself off before grabbing lunch at the Okere Falls Store. 

Visit OGO Rotorua and dive into an OGO Ball with friends. Roll down the 250m track. Add 40 litres of water and slip, slide and laugh all the way to the bottom.

Catch the transport van from i-SITE Rotorua out to Agroventures and dive head first into the action on the Swoop super swing! One, two or three people can swoop at any one time.

Or try the best value Bungy in New Zealand. You will stand at a height of 43m (143ft) and look out across the idyllic Paradise Valley before taking that step off the edge.

To finish off the day before heading out of town relax in the hot mineral pools of Polynesian Spa while enjoying views of Lake Rotorua.

Rotorua Backpacker video