Rotorua is an adventure playground
Experience kiwi ingenuity at its best with our abundance of attractions
We’re lucky to have some of the country’s most innovative and clever people living right here in Rotorua who have nothing better to do than invent and create amazing attractions and activities for our visitors to enjoy.
The list is long, so pull up a chair: the pedal-powered monorail Shweeb Racer, Freefall Xtreme, Agrojet and more at Velocity Valley; ziplines and swing bridges through ancient forest by Rotorua Canopy Tours (who happens to be New Zealand's Supreme Tourism Award winner for 2016); the Luge and Sky Swing at Skyline Rotorua; ZORB giant inflatable balls; Indiana Jones style jungle bridges at Redwoods Altitude; 4WD Bush Safari, Monster 4x4, raceline karting and more at Off Road NZ. Drive your own 4x4 cart up Mount Ngongotahā and shoot some claybirds at Adventure Playground.
Try whitewater sledging or rafting the world-famous Kaituna River which is home to the world’s highest commercially raftable waterfall.
Fly across Lake Rotorua in a jet boat, paraglide to soaring heights above the lake, or hop aboard Riverjet’s jet boat to visit a geothermal and geological gem called The Squeeze.
From the mild adventurer to the most hard-core action seeker, Rotorua will not disappoint. In fact, you will want to stay longer and do more!
Get the most out of the Adventure Playground with a great combo deal. This is one of our most popular combos as it lets you experience our venue in two contrasting styles. The excitement of a Clay Bird shoot, followed by a sedate, scenic horseback experience. By combining a 1 hour Rotorua Horse Trek with a Get Started Rotorua Clay Bird Shooting package, not only do you double your fun, but you also make a great saving!
Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before – in two unforgettable zipline adventures. Lose yourself on this engaging encounter with the natural world, exploring ancient native forest via ziplines, suspended swing bridges, treetop platforms and more on this unforgettable nature adventure.
Zoom Ziplines takes you on an adventure ride in the sky high above Rotorua. One moment you're admiring the majestic views of the beautiful geothermal lake - the next you're zipping through the air on a thrilling ride.
Sailing on Lake Rotoiti the most stunning and undiscovered lake in Rotorua. Enjoy sailing, hot pools, fine cuisine in pure comfort.
For a ‘fast & furious’ Rotorua clay bird experience, an Adventure Playground semi-serious package is required!! Using a semi-automatic shotgun with a 5 shell magazine, we offer a variety of clay shooting styles. ‘Nail’ single clays at a sedate pace or when our instructor feels you are ready, try a fast paced stream of 5 clays for the ultimate adrenaline rush!
Experience the Swoop giant sky swing at Velocity Valley. Feel the anticipation and adrenaline as it starts to surge through your veins as you are slowly raised 40m high into the air. Take that much needed deep breach before you release your own rip-cord to send you plummeting into a giant pendulim swing.