Geothermal Wonders

Spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools, steaming vents, boiling lakes and colourful sinter terraces are just about everywhere in and around Rotorua

 
Besides taking advantage of our glorious hot pools, you must make time to check out our spectacular geothermal parks – each one so different from the others – in and around the city. These incredible, surreal places will leave you in awe and provide the most amazing backdrop for your photography.

Be sure to make time for Kuirau Park, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Meandering paths through this city park take you to see mud pools and hot pools (too hot for bathing!). Then, take a load off and soak your feet in the free foot bath.

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Elite Adventures

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Elite Adventures has been operating in Rotorua for more than ten years. Their guides are real local Kiwis who will ensure your visit to New Zealand will be one to remember.

Government Gardens

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

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.

Kia Ora Guided Walks

Geothermal Wonders, Central

A highly personal and entertaining tour through Rotorua city including the picturesque Government Gardens and Ohinemutu Māori Village. Take this opportunity to share our history, explore our land and most importantly to meet our people.

Kuirau Park - Geothermal Wonderland

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

Lake Rotomahana

Geothermal Wonders, South

Sitting at the base of Mount Tarawera, Lake Rotomahana is steeped in history and surrounded by geothermal features like geysers, fumeroles and colourful steaming cliffs.

Totally Tarawera

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

Te Ara Ahi Bike Transport - Thermal Land Shuttle

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Based on our local knowledge and know-how, we provide transport services and tours for you (and your bikes) around Rotorua and the wider North Island.

Mt Kakaramea (Rainbow Mountain) Summit Track

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

Nature Connections Rotorua NZ

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Nature Connections Rotorua NZ offers travellers personalised small group tours to experience the amazing natural diversity of Rotorua's spectacular geothermal activity, stunning volcanic landscapes, scenic lakes, magnificent rainforests and birdlife.

New Zealand Riverjet

Geothermal Wonders, South

At New Zealand Riverjet we specialise in the extraordinary jet boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true iconic Kiwi adventure. 

Ōhinemutu Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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