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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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.

Ōhinemutu Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders, Central

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

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.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Waimangu Volcanic Valley connects people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy. They share how the world began!

Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Home of the Tuhourangi and Ngāti Wahiao people and located on a geothermal plateau, Whakarewarewa Village is New Zealand’s oldest continuous Māori tourism experience, even pre-dating the world-famous Pink and White Terraces.

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Geothermal Wonders, South

Geothermal experience and hot pool bathing in 100% pure natural geothermal waters overlooking Waikite Valley, native bush and surrounding geothermal activity.