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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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.

Sulphur Bay Wildlife Refuge

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

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.

Rotorua Super Passes

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Experience the best of Rotorua's activities and attractions with a Rotorua Super Pass. The passes can be used for sightseeing in one day or for tours over several days. Self-drive and transport options available.

Steaming Cliffs Kayak at Lake Rotomahana

Geothermal Wonders, South

Explore the amazing scenery of Lake Rotomahana on this spectacular guided kayaking tour.

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.

Totally Tarawera

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

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.

Ōhinemutu Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

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.

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.