Rotorua is blessed with a geothermal landscape, breathtaking scenery and stunning natural wildlife. From cascading waterfalls to boiling mud pools, Rotorua's public conservation land provides visitors with a wealth of locations to experience the wonders of interacting with our native plants and animals.

The district is a stronghold for at-risk populations of North Island Kokako and the threatened Black-billed gull (tarapuka) which can be seen around the Sulphur Bay Wildlife Refuge. The Natural Heritage Trail brochure will guide you around the shores of Lake Rotorua. See plants and birds that have adapted to the sulphurous environment.

To discover nature's most fascinating hidden gems take a Rotorua eco-tour. Enjoy walking and hiking options or combine with white water rafting or ziplining. Rotorua has full or part day tours to overnight excursions. Learn about local conservation efforts and discover the rich history and wildlife of the Rotorua Lakes area.