Rotorua is New Zealand's backpackers playground

Rotorua is New Zealand's backpackers playground

Rotorua recently had a visit from intrepid explorers Robin and Laura of Backpacker Guide NZ. They are on  a mission to complete New Zealand's Biggest Gap Year: 365 awesome New Zealand adventures in 365 days... and boy were they busy while they were in Rotorua!

There is so much to see and do in Rotorua - especially for backpackers who love adventure, relaxation and unique experiences. Discover some of the activities Robin and Laura enjoyed during their time in Rotorua. Their website has great backpacking New Zealand travel tips including loads more information on things to do in Rotorua.

Luging and Zipling at Skyline Rotorua

skyline rotorua gondolaTravelling up Mt Ngongotaha in the Rotorua Skyline  Gondola. Game faces on ready for the downhill luge race.

A Day of adventure followed by Hot Pools Bathing

Polynesian Spa RotoruaLooking out over geothermal Sulphur Bay from the relaxing thermal waters of Polynesian Spa.

Geothermal and Maori Experiences at Te Puia

Te PuiaWelcomed by a Powhiri at Te Puia, famous for the majestic Pohutu Geyser and a great place to experience captivating Māori Culture.   

A Hike Into the Volcanic Crater of Mt Tarawera

backpacking in NZLaura enjoying spectacular panoramic views from the top of Mt Tarawera with the team from Kaitiaki Adventures.

Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs

Below: getting up close and 360 to Kiwi at Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs