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Walking & Hiking

Nature lovers who love to get around on foot, find great delight in the dozens of trails through beautiful forests and around tranquil lakes
 
Call in to see the friendly staff at either of our i-SITE locations for information on trails, as well as camping sites, huts and other great attractions, or speak to a Department of Conservation (DOC) consultant, located at our Fenton Street i-SITE.

Download and save the PDF guide for Walking and hiking in Rotorua here:
Walking and hiking in Rotorua (PDF)
 
Tarawera Trail is a fan favourite. This 15-kilometre advanced tramping track has everything from bridges and natural springs, to native bush and gorgeous views of two lakes. At the end, your efforts will be rewarded with a natural hot water beach, so make sure to include your swim suit when you pack your backpack.
 
If the return trip by foot is too daunting, pre-book a water taxi to take you back to the start.

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$10 NZD
aMAZEme

Walking & Hiking, Central

aMAZEme is a 1.4km maze! Constructed from immaculately pruned, head-high escallonia hedge. Lose yourself (or the kids) in the endless spirals.

$349 NZD
Foris Eco-tours

Walking & Hiking, Central

Foris Eco-tours offers guided tours of the spectacular Whirinaki Forest and Rotorua's premium rafting adventure down the gorgeous Rangitaiki River. Choose guided hiking or combined river and guided walking options.

$20 NZD
Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Walking & Hiking, Central

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal park and New Zealand’s only Mud Spa complex. Enjoy this thermal wonder land with our interactive guided or self-guided tour before relaxing in the geothermal muds and sulphur waters.

$74 NZD
Mokoia Island with Katoa Lake Rotorua

Walking & Hiking, Central

Enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride across the beautiful Lake Rotorua with Katoa and explore Mokoia Island, considered sacred by local Maori, and learn about one of New Zealand’s most famous love stories. ​ 

$35 NZD
Kia Ora Guided Walks

Walking & Hiking, 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.

$99 NZD
Thermal Safari

Walking & Hiking, Central

Embark on a scenic trip down the Waikato River and through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. Take in the stunning scenery and wildlife and hear the stories of the local Maori tribes before our highly skilled drivers/guides thrill you with spins, speed and heart-stopping manoeuvres.  

$25 NZD
Totally Tarawera

Walking & Hiking, Central

Guided cultural and geothermal tours to Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) including a natural hot pool soak.

$22 NZD
Mitai Maori Village

Walking & Hiking, Central

Mitai Maori Village is an indigenous cultural experience incorporating a traditional hangi meal, cultural performance, warrior canoe and sacred freshwater spring. Nau Mai, Haere Mai - welcome!

$36 NZD
Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park - The Hidden Valley

Walking & Hiking, Central

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
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

Walking & Hiking, Central

A superbly presented New Zealand trout, bird & wildlife park along with a pride of African lions. Set amongst peaceful and well maintained native New Zealand bush.

$34 NZD
Skyline Rotorua Luge and Gondola

Walking & Hiking, North

Skyline Rotorua is an all-weather attraction, and is open every day of the year. Operating hours are from 9am daily until end of restaurant operations each night.

Te Puia

Walking & Hiking, 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.