Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua.
It has an estimated population of 53K. This city offers several attractions from hot geysers, exotic forests, Maori culture and bike riding trails.
It has pleasant weather throughout the year. Summer is the best time to explore outdoors, go hiking and taking a dip in the lakes. During summer, many event and festivals are held in Rotorua, which lures tourists from all over the world. Autumn is the time for sightseeing and mountain biking added with the gorgeous landscape and the golden hue of leaves. The coldest months of the year in Rotorua are best enjoyed through the hot springs and spas in the city. The quietest time of the year is spring. The famous Rotorua bike festival is held, which lasts for days. Marathons also take place during this time along with some garden festivals.
You will be impressed and surprised by the geothermal hot springs and mud pools. No visit is complete without exploring these attractions.
The Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderlandis one of the most surreal and colourful places in New Zealand. Explore huge volcanic craters, sinter terrace formations and steaming vents. Relish the bright orange and turquoise coloured champagne pool. The visit is not complete without a trip to the mud pool. Rotorua is known as the sulphur city because of the large deposits of sulphur by these mud pools.
Hell's Gateis home to one of the largest hot waterfalls and contains land coral and large areas of sulphur deposits. You can enjoy the guided walk which tells you about the area's history or relax with a geothermal mud bath or in the sulphur spas. Finish your trip by trying out Maori carvings.
Whakarewarewa is a living Maori village in Rotorua. Enjoy exploring the incredible history and culture of the Maori. You'll also get to experience a Maori cultural performance. You will also get to see the geothermal wonders of the village. Finally enjoy the traditional Hangi meal that has been cooked by the geothermal waters and steam of the Whakarewarewa Valley.
Spend an evening engaged in the authentic Maori culture in the Miitai Maori village. View warriors paddling an ancient warrior canoe(waka), relish the traditionally cooked hangi and enjoy the Maori culture performance.
Velocity Valley is home to the Bungy jump 'the swoop' where you can are raised 40 metres in the air and swoop to the ground at high speeds. You can also try the high-speed Hamilton jet boat or the extreme free fall, which is the flight of your life. Or try The Shweeb race thru space which is the first human-powered monorail race track. Do not miss out on luge, sky swing and Rotorua zipline.
Enjoy the thrilling and heart racing aerial tour of New Zealand. You get to zipline at Rotorua Canopy Tours through the rainforest of Rotorua and spot wildlife and explore the extraordinary scenery the rainforest has to offer.
The 7-meter high Tutea falls is the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfalls. Enjoy Rotorua white water rafting with 14 rapids and three waterfalls.
The rapids of the Wairoa river are also known as 'The Rollercoaster' and ' Mothers Nightmare'. You will get a chance to paddle over a 3-meter waterfall rushing into a pool of white water that lies beneath it.
The Polynesian Spais recognised as one of the top 10 best spas in the world. Enjoy geothermal bathing and reflexology walks.