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Walking & Hiking

Nature lovers who love to get around on foot, find great delight in the dozens of trails through beautiful forests and around tranquil lakes
Call in to see the friendly staff at either of our i-SITE locations for information on trails, as well as camping sites, huts and other great attractions, or speak to a Department of Conservation (DOC) consultant, located at our Fenton Street i-SITE.

Download and save the PDF guide for Walking and hiking in Rotorua here:
Walking and hiking in Rotorua (PDF)
Tarawera Trail is a fan favourite. This 15-kilometre advanced tramping track has everything from bridges and natural springs, to native bush and gorgeous views of two lakes. At the end, your efforts will be rewarded with a natural hot water beach, so make sure to include your swim suit when you pack your backpack.
If the return trip by foot is too daunting, pre-book a water taxi to take you back to the start.

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$35 NZD
Kia Ora Guided Walks

Walking & Hiking, 中央

A highly personal and entertaining tour through Rotorua city including the picturesque Government Gardens and Ohinemutu Māori Village. Take this opportunity to share our history, explore our land and most importantly to meet our people.

Lake Rotoiti

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Lake Rotoiti is one of the three largest lakes in the Rotorua region. Surrounded by lush native bush, it also features glow worm caves and a secluded hot pool complex. 

$20 NZD
Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal park and New Zealand’s only Mud Spa complex. Enjoy this thermal wonder land with our interactive guided or self-guided tour before relaxing in the geothermal muds and sulphur waters.

Lake Ōkāreka

Walking & Hiking, 中央

One of the smaller lakes in the Rotorua region, Lake Ōkāreka remains off the beaten path, tucked away off the main road accessing lakes Tikitapu and Tarawera.

$376 NZD
HeliBike Rotorua

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Helicopter travel with adventure activities in New Zealand bush.

Redwood Memorial Grove Track

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Great walk for all all fitness levels and most footwear can be worn through 2.0km of breathtaking Redwoods tree's planted over 100 years ago!

$20 NZD
Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights

Walking & Hiking, 中央

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

$74 NZD
Mokoia Island with Katoa Lake Rotorua

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride across the beautiful Lake Rotorua with Katoa and explore Mokoia Island, considered sacred by local Maori, and learn about one of New Zealand’s most famous love stories. ​ 

Morning Lakes Tour

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Get you Off The Beaten Track with Real Rotorua, whilst visiting the best locations and viewing points that Rotorua has to offer.

Mt Kakaramea (Rainbow Mountain) Summit Track

Walking & Hiking, 中央

A 2.5km walk or mountain bike ride to the top of Mt Kakaramea rewards you with breathtaking 360° views.

$65 NZD
Real Rotorua

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Experience the Real Rotorua... with guided sight-seeing tours of the Rotorua area.

$50 NZD
Thermal Path tour

Walking & Hiking, 中央

Discover some of Rotorua's off the beatean track mud pools and best examples of thermal areas. Dip your toes in or fully immerse yourself in our favorite hot springs .