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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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$65 NZD
Real Rotorua

Walking & Hiking, Central

See the largest display of glow worms in Rotorua. Real Rotorua takes you on a journey through waterfalls, wildlife and native forest, all under the cover of darkness.

Morning Lakes Tour

Walking & Hiking, Central

Get you Off The Beaten Track with Real Rotorua, whilst visiting the best locations and viewing points that Rotorua has to offer.

$50 NZD
Real Rotorua Thermal Path Tour

Walking & Hiking, Central

Discover some of the city's off-the-beaten-track mud pools and best thermal areas. Dip your toes in or fully immerse yourself in our favourite hot springs .

$12 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.

$17 NZD
Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Walking & Hiking, East

New Zealand’s most-visited archaeological site where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption come to life.

$250 NZD
Kinaki Food Tours

Walking & Hiking, Central

For a rustic and authentic Māori food experience, look no further – Māori Masterchef Charles Royal offers an exclusive food tour and cooking demonstration on the shore of Lake Rotomā.

$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.

$8 NZD
Hamurana Springs

Walking & Hiking, Central

Discover the beauty of Hamurana Springs at your own pace or be guided by a descendant of the Ngāti Rangiwewehi people who first migrated to the area in the mid 1300’s. Enjoy the stunning natural elements and cultural stories that make this such a magical place.

$376 NZD
HeliBike Rotorua

Walking & Hiking, Central

Helicopter travel with adventure activities in New Zealand bush.

Hinehopu Reserve

Walking & Hiking, East

At the eastern end of Lake Rotoiti is Hinehopu Reserve, well-known for shoreline fishing.

Kaharoa Kōkako Track

Walking & Hiking, North

This track offers a great opportunity to hear the enchanting dawn chorus of New Zealand's native kōkako birds.

$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. ​