Geothermal Wonders

Step into the enchanting world of Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland where the earth breathes and nature paints its masterpiece. Here, spouting geysers, effervescent mud pools, and vibrant sinter terraces form a spectacle of natural artistry across the landscape. The air is alive with the mist of boiling lakes and the hiss of steaming vents, creating a truly mesmersing environment that beckons explorers and dreamers alike.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Rotorua's geothermal parks, each offering a unique glimpse into the earth's powerful forces. Wander through otherworldly sceneries that promise to captivate your senses and ignite your imagination. These spectacular landscapes not only offer awe-inspiring views but also serve as perfect canvases for photographers seeking to capture the essence of nature's raw beauty.

Don't miss the chance to visit Kuirau Park, a serene oasis just a stone's throw from the city center and accessible to all without charge. Stroll along its winding paths surrounded by the gentle bubbling of mud pools and the steamy lakes — an invitation to pause and reflect. While these waters are too spirited for bathing, the park offers a delightful foot bath, allowing you to relax and soak in the tranquil atmosphere. Rotorua is a place where the extraordinary is part of the everyday.

Come and experience the magic for yourself!

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Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Geothermal Wonders, South

Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is New Zealand's most colourful geothermal attraction.

Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Geothermal Wonders, East

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal reserve and New Zealand’s only mud spa complex.

Government Gardens

Geothermal Wonders

Government Gardens is a beautiful public park situated along the edge of Lake Rotorua and just minutes from the city centre.

Kuirau Park

Geothermal Wonders

Check out the natural boiling, bubbling and steaming geothermal action throughout Kuirau Park, New Zealand’s only free geothermal public park!

Totally Tarawera

Geothermal Wonders

Guided cultural and geothermal tours to Te Rātā Bay and Hot Water Beach, including a natural hot pool soak.

Maunga Kākaramea (Rainbow Mountain) Summit Track

Geothermal Wonders

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

Ōhinemutu Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders

Connect with the culture, people, history and landscape that have made Rotorua the incredible place it is today.

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park - The Hidden Valley

Geothermal Wonders, South

Situated just 45 minutes south of Rotorua and nestled on the shores of Lake Ohakuri lies the hidden valley of Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park.

Polynesian Spa

Geothermal Wonders

Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed thermal spa, offering relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, sumptuous spa therapies and picturesque Lake Rotorua views. In 2022, Polynesian Spa received the Country Award for the Luxury Lakeside Spa category in the World Luxury Spa Awards.

Rotorua Museum: Outside the Walls Historical Government Gardens Tours

Geothermal Wonders

Discover Rotorua's rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures in this must-do FREE tour around the famous Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens.

Sulphur Bay Wildlife Refuge

Geothermal Wonders

Explore an amazing geothermal area where threatened bird populations make their home.

Te Puia

Geothermal Wonders

Discover one of New Zealand’s most magnificent geothermal wonderlands and Māori cultural centres.