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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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Electric Bike Rotorua

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Explore Rotorua and experience the thrill of an electric bike.

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, Central

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

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 Wonders, Central

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, 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.

Ōhinemutu Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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, Central

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.

Rotorua Museum: Outside the Walls Historical Government Gardens Tours

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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