The Best Things to Do in Rotorua

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Popular things to do in Rotorua

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Hot Spring
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Hot Spring
Te Puia
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Forest
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground. Make time in your Rotorua itinerary to bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and to hike around the colorful, sulfurous lakes. Delve deep into traditional Maori culture by watching performances and tasting local delicacies in one of the many villages surrounding the city, and in the township itself. The internationally acclaimed mountain biking routes of the area provide a challenge for seasoned bikers, as well as a singular perspective on the scenery for those wanting to take the trails at their own pace. Plan a trip to New Zealand easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Side trips from Rotorua

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Taupo
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway Taupo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Hobbiton Movie Set Hinuera
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Taupo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Rotorua

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Volcano
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Rotorua Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Agrodome Ngongotaha
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Rotorua

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Wildlife Area
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Redwoods Treewalk
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Rotorua

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Hot Spring
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Lake Rotorua
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Hot Spring
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Hot Spring
Kuirau Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Rotorua

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Hiking Trail
Lake Okareka Walkway
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Tarawera Trail
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Blue Lake Track
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Equestrian Trail
Kiwi Stylz Horse Treks
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Bike Tour
HeliBike Rotorua
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Landmark
Fancy Meow Cat Cafe
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Bike Tour
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours Waitomo Caves
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

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