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Adventure

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!

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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.

Diversion Maze Park

Adventure, East

Relax in the courtyard with a barista coffee or a refreshment from our selection made by New Zealand companies.

Manupirua Hot Pools with Katoa Lake Rotorua

Adventure, Central

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

Adventure, Central

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 Rotorua - 1-hour 4x4 Self Drive

Adventure, Central

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!

Agrojet - Velocity Valley

Adventure, North

Experience the thrills and adrenaline rush through a high octane jet boat sprint course with Agrojet.

aMAZEme

Adventure, North

aMAZEme is a 1.4km maze constructed from immaculately pruned, head-high escallonia hedge. Lose yourself (or the kids) in the endless spirals.

DriftKartz

Adventure, Central

Race on our indoor gokart drift track and see if you have what it takes to control our out of control race karts!

Foris Eco-tours

Adventure, Central

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.

Freefall Xtreme - Velocity Valley

Adventure, North

Freefall Xtreme is the closest you will get to being a super hero as you fly on a giant outdoor wind column! 

HeliBike Rotorua

Adventure, Central

Helicopter travel with adventure activities in New Zealand bush.

Hobbiton Movie Set

Adventure, Central

For your own Middle-earth adventure, daily tours are available to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit films.