Rotorua is an adventure playground!


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 all 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 with Rotorua Canopy Tours; the Luge and Skyswing at Skyline Rotorua; ZORB giant inflatable balls; Indiana Jones style jungle bridges at Redwoods Altitude; self-drive 4WD Bush Safari, Monster 4x4 Thrill Ride and Raceline Karting 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 or hop aboard Riverjet’s jet boat to visit a geothermal and geological gem called The Squeeze.
For the mild adventurer to the most hard-core action seeker, Rotorua will not disappoint. In fact, you wouldn't be judged for wanting to stay longer and do more!

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Adventure, East

Fun for all ages with 10 attractions under one roof. Create your own adventure in New Zealand's largest range of face-to-face fun in the country!


Adventure, Central

Race on an indoor go-kart drift track and see if you have what it takes to control the out-of-control race karts!

Kaitiaki Adventures - Rafting the Kaituna River


Multi-award winning Kaitiaki Adventures is passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism experiences in Rotorua. They love to share Aotearoa’s stunning environment, history and unique Māori culture, all the while infusing your experience with the warm and caring manaakitanga (hospitality) Rotorua is renowned for.

Raftabout Whitewater Rafting & Sledging


If you're looking for an awesome day out whitewater rafting, then look no further than Raftabout, a family-owned company that aims to excel.

Rotorua Paddle Tours


Stand-up paddle (SUP) board tours and lessons on Lake Rotorua and surrounding waterways.

Redwoods Altitude


Redwoods Altitude shows even more of the spectacular Redwoods Forest.

HeliBike Rotorua


Helicopter adventure activities you’ll never forget.

Action Bug - Rangitāiki with Riverbug.NZ

Adventure, South

Try something truly new! This Action Bug tour mixes a Riverbug with generous portions of whitewater in a breathtaking gorge on the Rangitāiki River between Rotorua and Whakatāne. This is an unforgettable experience that's unique to the Bay of Plenty.


Adventure, North

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotahā in a ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably.

Paddle Board (SUP) Tour


Paddle Board Rotorua provides the most stunning stand-up paddle adventures in Rotorua and are one of the best ways to experience the Rotorua Lakes District. Explore the native New Zealand scenery that surrounds the shorelines of the beautiful Rotorua Lakes with our expert local guides who are passionate about our backyard and all that our city has to offer. A must do experience during your time in Rotorua.

Freestyle Airbag at Velocity Valley

Adventure, North

Hit air like never before! Looking for a safe and soft place to have a crack at your first bike backflip, or progress your freestyle tricks?

Mt Kakaramea (Rainbow Mountain) Summit Track


A 2.5km walk or mountain bike ride to the top of Mt Kakaramea rewards you with breathtaking 360° views.