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 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!
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.
New Zealand Whitewater Academy is a place of whitewater excellence, providing top-of-the-line whitewater workshops, courses and excursions.
Rotorua Ziplines will have you soaring over waterfalls and through stunning native forests whilst being immersed in the rich Māori history of our special slice of the world, Ōkere Falls, Rotorua.
Race on our indoor gokart drift track and see if you have what it takes to control our out of control race karts!
Explore Rotorua and experience the thrill of an electric bike.
Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Ohau Channel onto Lake Rotoiti with Katoa Lake Rotorua, and disembark to enjoy a relaxing soak in the rejuvenating waters of the Manupirua Hot Springs.
Paddle Board Rotorua is Rotorua's premium paddle boarding and kayak experience providers, well known for their paddle board and kayak glow worm tours.
Adventure Playground is the place to be when visiting Rotorua. Try our new 1-hour 4x4 self drive CanAm Experience, before perhaps some horse trekking, our cultural 4wd buggy tours or claybird shooting. The choice is yours!
Experience the thrills and adrenaline rush through a high octane jet boat sprint course with Agrojet.
For more than a decade, the Jensen family has been providing good old-fashioned outdoor fun at an affordable price.
Foris Eco-tours offers guided tours of the spectacular Whirinaki Forest and Rotorua's premium rafting adventure down the gorgeous Rangitaiki River. Choose guided hiking or combined river and guided walking options.