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Eco-tours

Rotorua offers breath-taking scenery and wonderful natural wildlife that can be appreciated without costing the earth

 
Some of the most incredible activities to experience here are showcased by eco-tour operators who are dedicated to sharing our precious taonga (objects), such as native flora and fauna, in order to protect them.
 
We’re so fortunate to have Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park, one of the world’s last prehistoric rainforests, in our backyard. Foris Eco-tours offers a guide hike through the unforgettable scenery where you’ll walk among 500-year-old trees standing up to 60 metres tall, hear and possibly see rare birdlife, and learn about the conservation challenges to protect some of the rarest creatures on earth.
 
One place that should be on everyone’s must-visit list looks after the preservation of our most treasured native bird. The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, located right here in Rotorua, opened its doors – and incubators – in 2008 and has since hatched more than 1,850 brown kiwi eggs.
 
Bird-lovers also won’t want to miss visits to Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre or Mokoia Island to see rare and protected species.
 
Eco-tours also include seeing incredible glow worm caves via canoe, kayak and paddle board, and Real Rotorua provides tours on foot to see these clever creatures. Bicycle, Segway, and even whitewater rafting are great ways to get close up and personal with nature.
 
Of course, you can also pick up a map or visit our team at one of Rotorua’s i-SITEs for self-guided tours. We recommend seeing plants and birds that have adapted to the hot, steamy and sulphurous environment in Sulphur Bay around Lake Rotorua.

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Paddle Board Rotorua

Eco-tours, 中央

Paddle Board Rotorua is Rotorua's premium paddle boarding and kayak experience providers, well known for their paddle board and kayak glow worm tours.

Happy Ewe Cycle Tours

Eco-tours, 中央

Happy Ewe Cycle Tours provides a guided bicycle adventure around central Rotorua. You'll ride at your own leisurely pace to 27 key historical, geothermal and cultural sights.

Sledge the Kaituna River

Eco-tours, 中央

River sledging with Kaitiaki Adventures is the most intimate way to experience the beautiful Kaituna River.

Totally Tarawera

Eco-tours, 中央

Guided cultural and geothermal tours to Te Rātā Bay and Hot Water Beach, including a natural hot pool soak.

Ōhinemutu Māori Village

Eco-tours, 中央

Connect with the culture, people, history and landscape that have made Rotorua the incredible place it is today.

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park - The Hidden Valley

Eco-tours, South

Situated just 45 minutes south of Rotorua and nestled on the shores of Lake Ohakuri lies the hidden valley of Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park.

Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights

Eco-tours, East

Majestic and magical, the Redwoods Treewalk experience is truly a walk to remember. Suspended high above the forest floor, encounter 75-metre-tall California redwoods as you walk across eco-suspended bridges and platforms intricately designed to honour and accentuate the stunning natural environment.

River Rats Raft & Kayak

Eco-tours, East

River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years including a range of whitewater rafting and lake kayaking options suitable for anyone from families to adrenalin junkies.

Raftabout Whitewater Rafting & Sledging

Eco-tours, 中央

If you're looking for an awesome day out whitewater rafting, then look no further than Raftabout, a family-owned company that aims to excel.

Foris Eco-tours

Eco-tours, 中央

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.

Mitai Māori Village

Eco-tours, 中央

By entering the world of Mitai Māori Village you will embrace the history and culture of our people through the migration story of our ancestors, the Ngāti Ohomairangi people who voyaged across the Pacific Ocean more than 2,000 years ago and arrived at Maketu.

MDA Experiences

Eco-tours, 中央

Our Exclusive Tours create the perfect excursion tailored to our guest, including a personal guide, complete privacy and the best we have to offer at MDA Experiences.