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The Hell's Gate Experience
Learn more about Rotorua’s culture and natural history when you visit the Hell’s Gate geothermal park. Simplify your visit by pre-purchasing your entry ticket. Take advantage of the included guided tours, which includes a self-guided option if you’d prefer to go at your own pace. Try Maori carving in the carving house and soak in the geothermal waters, if you like.
Agrodome Farm Experience including Farm Show and Farm Tour - Rotorua
Complete your trip to Rotorua with a visit to the Agrodome. If there's one thing people associate with New Zealand, it’s sheep, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with the gentle creatures at the Agrodome Sheep Show, Farm Tour or both. This educational and family-friendly experience lets you join in on farming activities as you meet the farmers and their sheep.
National Kiwi Hatchery - Kiwi Encounter Tour
Gain entry to the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua with this guided tour and ticket combo. Learn about New Zealand's renowned conservation program as you take a tour of the hatchery which has successfully hatched over 2,100 kiwi chicks. After a guided experience, explore the interactive kiwi burrow where you can see the life cycle of a kiwi from egg to burrow.
Velocity Valley Ticket
Gain admission to your choice of five heart-thumping activities at Agroventures, an adrenaline-packed theme park located just minutes from central Rotorua. Not for the faint-hearted, each extreme ride on offer — such as the Rotorua Bungy and Freefall Xtreme — provides non-stop blood-pumping action. Complimentary round-trip hotel transport is available.
Mountain Jade Highlights Tour
Art, craft, and culture-loving travelers will enjoy this guided tour of a New Zealand jade (pounamu) carving studio. Learn about the cultural significance of jade to the local Maori people, and about traditional and contemporary designs. Get the chance to meet jewelry artists and to see them at work. Choose a piece of jade to string and keep as a memento.
Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua
This Kaituna River rafting adventure in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve promises plenty of thrills! With an expert guide at the helm, you’ll paddle through Class 5 white-water rapids of the Kaituna River, including an awesome 21-foot (7-meter) drop down Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Accessible to adventurous beginners, this 3-hour tour includes a safety briefing with paddling instruction, all necessary equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua.
Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu
Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua at your own pace on this self-guided Waimangu hiking tour. Follow winding hiking trails through Waimangu — the world’s youngest geothermal system — and marvel at the scenery you find. Admire unique geothermal features including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and Lake Rotomahana, and enjoy breathtaking views over hot springs and steam vents throughout the forest and grasslands. Along the way, gain insight into the geothermal activity from your guide sheet and watch for the native plant and animal life for which Waimangu is famous. Enjoy a much needed rest and take advantage of the shuttle bus to return you to the start at the end of your hike.
Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
Even on the cloudiest night, the New Zealand glowworm lights up the darkness in a lucky few spots across the country. This short evening bush-walk departing from Rotorua involves a short drive, a walk through picturesque native bush and the chance to see these increasingly rare creatures. Tack this tour onto the end of a thrilling day in Rotorua instead of hiring a car for an almost two-hour drive west to visit the exceedingly popular Waitomo Caves. This is one of the easiest ways to experience Aotearoa’s unique glowworm habitats.
Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu
See the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a half-day tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Follow a well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters at Rotorua’s most comprehensive geothermal site. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption before a short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Numbers are limited to 12 people, providing a more personalized experience with a small group.
Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a short, guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. Soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
What people are saying about Attractions & Museums in Rotorua
The Hell's Gate Experience"The best place in Rotorua for mud bath, spa! Friendly stiff, clear information and instruction enabled us to enjoy our visit a very memory one. The shower area was spacious and with all important necessities."..."
Agrodome Farm Experience including Farm Show and Farm Tour - Rotorua"The unique presentation of hippie sheep is amazing. Both adults and kids enjoyed it very much. Even the weather the time we have visited was not great, the staff managed to carry on the show and the tour to the farm."..."
National Kiwi Hatchery - Kiwi Encounter Tour"Well run. Excellent staff. Very well informed and personable. It was wonderful to see the hatching eggs and new born chicks as well as adults."..."
Velocity Valley Ticket"The guys at this adventure playground are amazing! They are so friendly and easy to chat to it really puts you at ease. I still can't believe I bungy jumped but if it wasn't for the guys being so understanding and friendly I know it wouldn't have happened."..."
Mountain Jade Highlights Tour"I would not change anything as the young lady that did the talking was very good the carver’s where great My family really enjoyed the time there I would like to thank you very much"..."
Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua"The water level was too high for the Kaituna river so we went down the Rangitaikei instead, and it was excellent! Almost 14 km of good-sized rapids, with great guides, great instructions/lessons beforehand. Do it."..."
Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu"It was an easy walk but there were so many amazing things to see! This has been our best vacation experience so far, well worth the money."..."
Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua"I enjoyed our guides, Phoebe and Andrew - their professionalism combined with humour, anecdote, environmental education, zaniness, and reassurance. The environmental consciousness of the company is inspirational. The experience of walking through ancient forest and ziplining across the canopy is almost spiritual. Highly recommended."..."
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour"This was a very fun and unique tour. Stephen was a wonderful guide and taught us a lot and we really appreciated the photos he took on the tour. Thanks, Stephen!"..."
Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu"Beautiful scenery, comfortable and good tour guide. Very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide. Excellent."..."
Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour"Marcus and his multi level jokes. Very informative commentary. Good fun for all ages. As a local and having often thought "must do that with the grandies" - our experience was excellent, very smooth operation"..."
Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing"Very friendly staff, stunning views and interesting info given by the crew. Well worth the price! Highly recommend!"..."
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