Rotorua, set on the edge of a beautiful lake, has shooting geysers and thermal mud pools fueled by the areas geothermal activity. One of it’s well known geysers, ‘Pohutu Geyser’ erupts many times every day. Rotorua is also a special place for Maori culture and is home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. If you like the idea of hot springs, hot pools and wellness retreats, then the Lake Rotorua area will not disappoint.
Discover and book activities in Rotorua . . .
Visit the amazing Waimangu Volcanic Valley (the youngest geothermal eco-system in the world with the largest hot water spring at 3.8 hectares). Watch famous Pohutu Geyser erupt up to 20 times a day to heights of 30 metres or Lady Knox Geyser. Visit Hell’s Gate which is New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve and includes the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and contains the only geothermal mud baths in New Zealand.
Geothermal boat cruise:
Experience amazing Waimangu Volcanic Valley with a boat cruise on sparkling Lake Rotomahana and view incredible thermal activity only accessible by boat.
White Island Volcano flight:
Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight to White Island (New Zealand’s only active marine volcano) and get a birds eye view of the dramatic volcanic landscape of this region.
Skyline Rotorua – Gondola, Luge ride and Skyswing:
For a Gondola, Luge ride and Skyswing experience, travel up to the peak of Mount Ngongotaha by gondola for amazing views over Rotorua before embarking on a thrilling luge ride or the exhilarating Skyswing.
Self-drive rail car adventure:
Enjoy a 90 minute scenic tour cruising along the Rotorua railway line in your self-drive RailCruiser. Enjoy unobstructed views from a comfortable seat and a commentary on the history of this area.
Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Sheep Show:
At Rainbow Springs you will see kiwi and tuatara as well as magnicent examples of different trout species. This world class venue also includes a ‘walk through’ native bird aviary. Close by you will find the Agrodome – home to 19 breeds of champion sheep. Have fun and be entertained at the ‘Farm Show’ with live shearing and sheep dogs.
Rafting, quad bikes, jet boating and kayaking:
The lake and river tributaries offer amazing rafting and kayaking adventures and for a little more adrenalin take a thrilling jet boat trip, including a thermal river jet safari. Quad biking adventures are also available.
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