Things to see and do in Rotorua

Rotorua is a geothermal utopia that has attracted adventurers and sightseers from far and wide for over a century. There is an myriad of things to see and do.

From relaxing in a thermal spa to hurtling towards the earth on a skyswing, you're sure to discover why Rotorua is the perfect holiday destination for anyone and everyone.

The Buried Village is New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life.

Tarawera Falls is a 35 m high waterfall on the Tarawera River. Te Arawa tribal groups, are the current guardians of the area and consider the site of the waterfall a sacred place.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua's youngest geothermal area. Just 20 minutes south of Rotorua.

3D Trick Art Gallery is open in Rotorua with Unique and first Trick Art that is themed by New Zealand.

Paradise Valley Springs is Rotorua's must-see wildlife park where visitors of all ages can interact closely with a range of New Zealand’s wild animals, native birds, farm animals and trout, as well as view and get up close to a large pride of African Lions.  

Champagne Pool is a prominent geothermal feature within the Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The terrestrial hot spring is located about 30 km southeast of Rotorua and about 50 km northeast of Taupo.

Skyline Luge is a fun, fast-paced family activity that everyone of all ages will enjoy! Part go-cart, part toboggan, the Rotorua Luge offers a truly unique outdoor experience that should be on your list of things to do in Rotorua.

Hells Gate geothermal attraction is Rotorua's most active geothermal park and is known as the "AWESOME BEAST" of New Zealand Geothermal attractions.

Situated five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors featuring the world famous Pohutu Geyser.

Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed spa. 

The Rotorua Museum of Art and History is a local museum and art gallery located in the old Bath House building at the spa town of Rotorua.

Relax with a glass of wine and soak up the view located at the top of the skyline gondola. 

The Blue Lake, as it's commonly known in Rotorua, is one of our more popular lakes. It caters for swimming, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, walking, running, biking, fishing and a variety of local events.

The Green Lake can be found about 10km south of Rotorua, turning left off the main highway onto Waipa South Rd and directly into Green Lake Rd. A short drive into the forest will bring you into the picnic area. 

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools is located in Manupirua Bay, Lake Rotoiti. It's only accessible via a boat trip which are available from Ohau Hot Pool Trips.

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family.

Take a walk and discover the steaming, hissing and bubbling geothermal activity in New Zealand’s only free geothermal public park located right next to Rotorua's city centre.

For over 200 years the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao tribe have welcomed visitors into their backyard. Allowing them to experience the culture of one of Rotorua's most enjoyable attractions.

Thousands of years in the making.  A wonderland of stunning geothermal activity.

For all the daredevils out there.....

Just a wee 43m drop over the breathtaking paradise valley that is below you.

Take the jump. 

An award winning, live farm show which includes a display of New Zealand's 19 most popular sheep breeds, working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and cow milking demonstration. There's also a chance to feed baby lambs and take part in a sheep auction.

Zombieland’s Battlefield is located in an awesome New Zealand native bush setting.

Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. If you love the outdoors and want to experience nature at its best this area is definitely for you.