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.

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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
Thermal Path tour

Walking & Hiking, Central

Discover some of Rotorua's off the beatean track mud pools and best examples of thermal areas. Dip your toes in or fully immerse yourself in our favorite hot springs .

$12 NZD

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
The Buried Village

Walking & Hiking, Central

New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories of the 1886 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.

$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.

Hinehopu Reserve

Walking & Hiking, Central

Location: Tamatea Street

Kaharoa Kokako Track

Walking & Hiking, Central

This track offers a great opportunity to hear the enchanting dawn chorus of the kōkako.