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35 fun things to do in Rotorua

Rotorua is quintessential New Zealand and is full to the brim with heritage, natural phenomena, and exciting activities making it a must-visit city if you’re on the North Island. It has an incredibly impressive collection of activities, some of which we have collated here so can you can get a glimpse at what awaits you when you arrive!

Things to do in Rotorua

If you think you have the wits and the problem solving skills to figure out all the puzzles you will be faced with and escape. An escape room is where you and your group will be placed inside a themed room and …

The very highly rated canopy tour in Rotorua is a brilliant experience and perfect for anyone visiting Rotorua! You can choose between the original canopy tour or the ultimate canopy tour which is longer and has more features! The original tour is …

Calling all adrenaline junkies! Experience the thrills and spills of the Mighty Kaituna River as you take on the world-famous 7-metre Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall. Together with your expert guide, your team will enjoy a 50-minute action-packed ride down 14 …

If you enjoy kayaking then you need to add kayaking at Waimangu Volcanic Valley to your Funstacker list because as part of the experience you will; Discover Lake Rotomahana, paddle to the waters edge and see bays full of geothermal wonders. All …

New Zealand is full of spectacular environments to explore, from mountains to rainforests, beaches to remote islands. The ultimate trip for any explorer in New Zealand, though, wouldn’t be complete without visiting Te Urewera – the largest remaining area of native forest …

Perfect for team building or family fun, why not head to Megazone for some laser tag! With loads of different games and high quality equipment you can be sure of a great time. You don’t need any special equipment or experience so …

Are you looking for a tough but exciting hike around one of the most beautiful areas that Rotoura has to offer? Then Kaitiaki Adventures are now taking you on a once in a lifetime trip round the magnificent Mount Tarawera seeing all …

Relax under the stars and watch the sun goes down over New Zealand’s premier geothermal reserve and spa facility. Hell’s Gate is offering the ultimate winter indulgence – experience the geothermal mud baths and relax and unwind by night with the sounds of …

Soak in a hot stream, marvel at a boiling mud pool and watch a geyser erupt in spectacular fashion at one of New Zealand’s most impressive geothermal wonderlands. Enjoy the surreal landscape and mysterious appeal of this active geothermal area in the …

For a truly surreal experience don’t hesitate in heading down to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland! With an expansive collection of geothermal formations and spectacles you can get ready for a few hours of something completely unique to New Zealand. Get ready to see …