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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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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.

Te Puia

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Experience New Zealand's geothermal wonderland. Walk alongside a beautiful landscape of uncovered natural bush, mud pools and the majestic Pōhutu Geyser, the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.

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.

$30 NZD
Headfirst Travel

Geothermal Wonders, Central

At Headfirst Travel, we get you to all the great spots! Our aim is to bring alive local legends for visitors while transporting them to exciting destinations and attractions. Discover one of our great Rotorua tours with Geyser Link or the Waitomo Wanderer.

$119 NZD
Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Hike - Kaitiaki Adventures Aotearoa

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Experience the unique landscape and history of Mount Tarawera, famous for its eruption on June 10, 1886, which created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu.

Hot Water Beach at Te Rātā Bay

Geothermal Wonders, East

Tucked away on the southern shore of Lake Tarawera, a hot spring trickles down a small stream and into the lake, creating our very own hot water beach at Te Rātā Bay.

$25 NZD
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.

$35 NZD
Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village

Geothermal Wonders, Central

Home of the Tuhourangi, Ngati Wahiao (Māori sub tribes) people and located on a geothermal plateau, Whakarewarewa village is New Zealand’s oldest continuous Māori tourism experience’s pre-dating the world famous Pink & White Terraces.

$25 NZD
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.

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.

$30 NZD
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!

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.