Rotorua is an adventure playground
Experience kiwi ingenuity at its best with our abundance of attractions
We’re lucky to have some of the country’s most innovative and clever people living right here in Rotorua who have nothing better to do than invent and create amazing attractions and activities for our visitors to enjoy.
The list is long, so pull up a chair: the pedal-powered monorail Shweeb Racer, Freefall Xtreme, Agrojet and more at Velocity Valley; ziplines and swing bridges through ancient forest by Rotorua Canopy Tours (who happens to be New Zealand's Supreme Tourism Award winner for 2016); the Luge and Sky Swing at Skyline Rotorua; ZORB giant inflatable balls; Indiana Jones style jungle bridges at Redwoods Altitude; 4WD Bush Safari, Monster 4x4, raceline karting and more at Off Road NZ. Drive your own 4x4 cart up Mount Ngongotahā and shoot some claybirds at Adventure Playground.
Try whitewater sledging or rafting the world-famous Kaituna River which is home to the world’s highest commercially raftable waterfall.
Fly across Lake Rotorua in a jet boat, paraglide to soaring heights above the lake, or hop aboard Riverjet’s jet boat to visit a geothermal and geological gem called The Squeeze.
From the mild adventurer to the most hard-core action seeker, Rotorua will not disappoint. In fact, you will want to stay longer and do more!
Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably. Owned and operated by the Kiwi inventors of ZORB, discover FOUR different ball rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track – the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land, and the newest track; Big Air, the latest thrill ride. Ride with water or without water – the choice is yours!
We operate in all weather conditions and provide our customers with wet weather gear when necessary. Covered in shoes are essential and warm clothing in winter is recommended. Our Claybird Shooting range is a dedicated, covered facility and is suitable in all weather conditions. Rain does not stop play at Adventure Playground!! We offer a range of Combo deals so you can mix & match to maximise the time you spend with us.
Embark on a scenic trip down the Waikato River and through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. Take in the stunning scenery and wildlife and hear the stories of the local Maori tribes before our highly skilled drivers/guides thrill you with spins, speed and heart-stopping manoeuvres.