Walking/Hiking

Walking and hiking in RotoruaRotorua is a paradise for walkers and hikers. With some of the world's most spectacular lake and forest scenery, you are sure to find the track, trail or walkway that's right for you.

A specialised Department of Conservation counter at the Rotorua i-Site and Visitor Centre provides information on walks, hikes, camping and other great attractions managed by DOC.

Discover some of the short walks around Rotorua and for further information on walks in the Rotorua area, take a look at the DOC brochure, Walking and hiking in Rotorua. There are so many great trails from short, easy walking to a full day and overnight tramps.

One of our most popular walks is the Tarawera Trail which ends with a relaxing hot swim in a geothermal pool at the edge of Lake Tarawera. This trail also plays host to the epic Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50km and the Tarawera Ultramarathon.

Family on Rainbow Mountain Walking Track View from the top

Mt Kakaramea (Rainbow Mountain) Summit Track

Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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