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Things to do in Rotorua

You’ll never run out of things to do in Rotorua


An incredible range of things to see and experience awaits you. Whether you’re after  adventure, an eco-tour, a relaxing day at the spa, or want to explore our lakes, forests  and geothermal areas, we’ve got you covered. All of these and so much more are ready and waiting for you in Rotorua.

Discover Our Unique Landscapes

Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity, age-old forests, and pristine lakes and rivers. 

Explore the landscapes found only in Rotorua.

Relax & Unwind

Looking for some me time? You’re in luck! Hot pools warmed by Mother Nature, freshwater cedar hot tubs, wellness retreats and luxury spa experiences are just some of the ways you can treat yourself in Rotorua.

Get Active

Push yourself to the limit. Experience New Zealand’s number-one mountain biking destination, hike or kayak through active geothermal parks, enjoy a round of golf or a daylong fishing charter on one of our many lakes.

Experiences of a Lifetime

Enjoy a great story? You’ll go home with loads of great memories to share about that hike or heli tour to the top of Mt Tarawera. Or ziplining through an ancient forest, splashing down onto one of our lakes with a floatplane tour to secluded hot pools, learning about our Māori culture and traditions, and so much more.

Visitors' Stories

Who doesn’t love food? Check out our visitors’ faves on Instagram.

All Things to Do

In Rotorua

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