With lush green farmlands, picturesque towns, and luscious waterfalls en route, driving around the Spa Town of New Zealand, Rotorua is a great way to relax and unwind. Find the best car rental deal as per your needs and set out to explore the top ten places in Rotorua.
Do you love puzzles? Try getting out of the 1.4 kilometres long winding hedge maze at AmazeMe in Ngongotaha town. This brain teaser of a tourist attraction also has an animal enclosure, garden and a picnic area.
Soak in Hells Gate
The only outdoor geothermal mud bath and spa found in New Zealand, Hells Gate lets you enjoy a therapeutic long soak. You can opt for a guided tour to discover the mud volcano, hot waterfall and other geothermal hotspots in the vicinity.
Wildlife Adventure in Paradise Valley Springs
A well-maintained wildlife park, it offers an interactive zoo experience to all its visitors across all age groups. Pet, feed and play with these endearing African Lions, Wallabies and Alpacas.
Have a Ball at OGO Rotorua
An exciting ride rolling downhill in a giant inflated zorb ball can’t be anything less than pure fun, right? At OGO Rotorua, try zorbing and choose from side-by-side H2OGO Straight Tracks, H2OGO Sidewinder Track, and DRYGO.
Get Close to Mother Nature in Whakarewarewa Maori Village
Meet the Ngati Wahiao tribe in Whakarewarewa to learn all about the Maori’s culture, art, history, and food. Gift shops, hot water beach, the Tarawera Trail and the Taa Moko tattoo artist in the village are bound to make your visit unique and memorable.
Discover History at Rotorua Museum
The legendary men of B Company and the iconic Bath House are on display at the Rotorua Museum. Discover the rich history of this town while taking in the fantastic view of the surrounding lakes.
Nature Walks in Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
Spread over 5600 hectares of forest with a range of walking trails, this forest invites you to become one with nature. You can explore the place by horse riding or biking around the hills with friends and family.
Support Good Cause at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
Ornithologists and avian enthusiasts flock to Wingspan to get to know the many exotic birds up close and personal. In addition to having fun, your visit will matter to the centre as it will help collect funds for the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered birds of prey.
Taste Handcrafted Wine at Volcanic Hills Winery
Hop in on one of the Gondola cabins of the Skyline Rotorua to reach this winery. The wonderful hosts give interesting trivia in the tasting room besides doling out New Zealand’s best wines and local cuisine.
Learn About Maori Culture at Te Puia
Te Puia is Rotorua Maori tribe’s cultural hub, situated in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Spread over 60 hectares of land, you can spend your day visiting New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Pohutu Geyser and over 500 natural thermal hotspots.