Rotorua Things to Do

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  • 1. Wai-O-Tapu

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Even if you have been to Yellow stone park, here is still a must see wonder. The large area covered with various geothermal craters and hot springs and unlike in Yellow Stone, the color come from...

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  • 2. Te Puia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A visit to the Pohutu Geyser is a must when staying in Rotorua.It is situated in the Whakarewarewa thermal valley.The largest of several geysers within the valley which erupts on average once or twice...

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  • 3. Skyline Gondola & Luge

    Take a leisurely uphill Gondola ride and enjoy the extensive views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas. At the top, the thrill of the Luge, our relaxing buffet and grill restaurant,...

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  • 4. Buried Village

    This is really interesting, The story of the eruption of the mountain and the aftermath is great, and the sight of a sewing machine lodged up a tree is different. The pink and white terraces story...

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  • 5. Polynesian Spa

    4 out of 5 stars

    We do enjoy going there - the facilties are great, however had a bad experience with a very rude staff member. When they ask you where you are from this person made an inappropriate comment about our...

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  • 6. Ohinemutu Maori Village and War Memorial

    This is the second chruch to be built on this site. The original but smaller church was built in 1885. It was moved to make way for a larger building which was consecrated in 1918. The interior is...

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  • 7. Hell's Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hells gate is really interesting, especially for those who have never experienced a thermal area before. Be wary though, and obey the signs, stick to the paths as the ground is not exactly safe.

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  • 8. Zorbing

    You HAVE TO try zorbing while in Rotorua! Just think there are only 2 places in the World where you can do it: Rotorua and the Smoky Mountains in the USA and it would be absolutely a shame not having...

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  • 9. Agrodome

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Agrodome can be defined as an amusement park mixing adrenaline and family attractions. There is no entrance ticket, you just pay for the attractions you try. We stopped in the Agrodome to...

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  • 10. Rotorua Museum & Government Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Rotorua Museum of Art and History is housed in the old Bath House building, located in the Government Gardens. The museum opened in 1969 in the south wing of the old building followed by the Art...

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  • 11. Rainbow Springs & Farm

    We were there to see the Kiwi, but quite disappointed as there was nobody helping and difficult to see a Kiwi in the darkness, you need to pay extra NZ$10 to get some help. The ticket was NZ$40 for...

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  • 12. Blue Baths

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As a Spa town Rotorua offers a good choice of spas and thermal baths. Among the most famous Polynesian Spa, there are also smaller but cheaper and less crowded thermal pools. Blue Baths is one of...

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  • 13. Tamaki Village

    i paid 82 (or 92) NZ $ for the round trip to this interesting maori village, we saw a show about their tradition, had a maori dinner (not sure if the food was really cooked under the stones tough) and...

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  • 14. Whakarewarewa Maori Village

    The highlight of our visit here was to see the Maori show, performed as always with plenty of passion. You get a better view of the Geysers from Te Puia, but there's still plenty of geothermic...

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  • 15. Waimangu

    We paid $26 dollar for a 3 kilometer walking tour guided by a map. Was such a nice experience seeing the world's youngest geothermal activity (which does not smell like a fart, in fairness) and seeing...

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  • 16. Orchid Gardens

    Visit the Orchid Gardens to see the Water garden show, fountains dancing and playing to music. Walk through the butterfly enclosure and view the beautiful display of rare orchids which are set in two...

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  • 17. Lake Rotorua

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lake Rotorua is a volcanic crater lake and is the second larest in the North Island after Lake Taupo. The town of Rotorua is located on the southern shore. Fishing is popular activity as are...

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  • 18. Kuirau Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kuirau Park, on the western side of downtown Rotorua has plenty of parking and lots of free mudpools to look at! This public area is a nice place to picnic or wander during the day. When I was a kid...

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  • 19. Paradise Valley Springs

    Paradise Valley, we went along the Thermal Explorer Highway from Auckland. Had a good look around Paradise Valley, saw the big pig and the trout and the lions. Had some lunch and then patted the lion...

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  • 20. Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Maori concert I is the main key feature when you visit Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. It runs through out the year and you could enjoy and learn about Maori cultural. But make sure that you get their...

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  • 21. Kiwi Encounter

    I thought Rotoruas Kiwi Encounter was just superb! We visited by chance really - the weather was awful, and it is an indoors attraction, and I am so glad we decided to duck inside out of the rain...

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  • 22. Wingspan Birds of Prey Centre

    Wingspan is a very interesting bird recovery and education centre that specialises in Birds of Prey. Injured birds are rehabilitated here, with the main aim to return to their natural habitat. On...

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  • 23. Volcanic Air Flights

    In a day of "firsts", the floatplane was fifth, but so far probably the most amazing. I would recommend it to anybody who loves flying like we do, and who would like to see a totally different...

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  • 24. Mount Tarawera

    Mount Tarawera is an impressive dormant volcano near Rotorua. On 10 June 1886 it erupted with tremendous force and killed 153 people. The entire volcano is on Maori land and is considered sacred...

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  • 25. New Zealand Farm Show

    this is quite a nice place to visit especially if you travelling with little children and young kids. they'll get to see a wide variety of animals for example, one of new zealand's endangered fish,...

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