After a packed holiday exploring Rotorua, unwind at the surreal geothermal valley of Hells Gate. This is home to New Zealand's largest active mud volcano, featuring boiling hot pools, geysers, hot water lakes and even land coral! There are several mud baths and sulphurous spas which you can soak in, they naturally increase blood circulation and help cleanse and soften your skin while you enjoy the stunning geothermal landscape views from the spa. Hell’s Gate Sulphur Spas - Includes soaking in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool. Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk - Includes Māori carving and mud foot pool. Hell’s Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa - Includes bathing in the world-famous mud baths, then soaking in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool. Hell’s Gate Thermal Experience - Includes the geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving, sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.
The Rotorua Skyline Gondola offers one of the best views of Rotorua city and out towards the geothermal areas and lakes. As you ascend Mt. Ngongotaha, these striking views will slowly be revealed with the prime view at the top of the mountain. Once at the top, you'll have views of the amazing surroundings. Depending on the time you head up, you can also grab some lunch or dinner at the Stratosfare restaurant for a gastronomic delight made of locally sourced produce.
Had a long and tiring day of sightseeing around Rotorua? Unwind inside the famous Polynesian Spa, a highly touted institution known for its unique and relaxing baths. Home to mineral waters sourced from the slightly acidic Priest Spring and alkaline Rachel Spring, you can soak for hours, for an unbeatable experience you won't find in any other spa. Situated on the shores of the gorgeous Lake Rotorua, the geothermal baths are well-loved by the locals because its soothing hot waters can eliminate the toxins on your skin, assuage the tensions of your muscles, loosen your bones, and quell any unease that your soul may have. You’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of it as you relax inside a pool. Visiting this spa is definitely a must for those looking to take a break from touring around New Zealand.
The Secret Spot is a magical new cedar hot tub development, set in a beautifully landscaped, true New Zealand oasis.The Secret Spot is a must see destination for holiday makers and a go to favourite for locals. 12 hand crafted, 6 seater cedar hot tubs dot the edge of the Puarenga Stream and each one filled with pure spring water from secret spring source then heated to a perfectly relaxing 39.5 degrees. The Secret Spot is also home to the Shinny Dip, an irresistible, complimentary foot spa.Whilst
The Hells Gate geothermal park is home to New Zealand's largest active mud volcano and the Southern Hemisphere's largest hot waterfall, as well as several other natural features. On your guided tour you'll not only learn about these natural wonders, but also the history and culture of the local Maori people and the significance of this land to their ancestors. It's a fun and interactive experience where you'll be able to touch and feel the three different types of mud produced here, from the silky grey mud to the cold white mud- ask your guide about the healing properties of each one!
Whether you are an early bird or prefer to sleep in, you can enjoy a meal and cruise on the scenic Lake Rotorua that fits your schedule. The hour long cruise boasts panoramic views of Rotorua and as you glide down the lake, you'll be able to spot Sulphur Bay, Kawaha Point and Mokoia Island. The Captain will also add insightful commentary about these landmarks, so make sure you stay tuned to learn about these beautiful sights. All of the three meal cruises are buffet style so you can enjoy a variety of local and exotic dishes, and they also cater for gluten free and vegetarians, so it is suitable for everyone!
You'll need at least half a day to fully experience the quintessential New Zealand offerings of Te Puia. Set on 60 hectares of geothermal valley, there are several natural features to see, most notably the famous Pohutu Geyser, which is the largest active geyser in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere! There are also other geysers, mud pools and steam vents to sight for those fascinated by geothermal activity. The other main feature of Te Puia is the rich Maori culture; here you can learn about their history, culture and art forms with live demonstrations of wood carving and weaving.
Any visit to New Zealand isn't complete without experiencing the local culture, and the Whakarewarewa Village is New Zealand's only true living Maori village. With over five generations having lived here, you'll learn about the fascinating use of the geothermal valley in their day to day lives. From bathing to cooking and heating their homes, the geothermal wonders aren't just a spectacular sight. Whakarewarewa Village is also home to the famous Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers geysers, so keep an eye out to watch them burst with plumes of steam.
Spend a night discovering the rich Maori culture through story telling, dance and song. You'll get to feast on a delicious banquet made with the traditional Hangi method, where you food is cooked in a pit underground from hot rocks and the earth. You can partake in the traditional poi dance or even the renowned haka to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Then be enthralled by the beauty and sublime power of the natural geothermal wonders that dot the 60 hectares of geothermal land of Te Puia.
Everybody has probably dreamt of the crazy idea of having themselves roll down hills at some point in their lives - but, what if you actually can? In Rotorua, New Zealand you can make your dreams come true and roll down the hills just for the sheer fun of it. Book a ZORB Inflatable Ball adventure and prepare to dive into the hills on your own or with your friends! The ZORB experience is certainly one of the most unique activities in the country that you can find, offering 4 types of tracks for adventure seekers with a choice of dry (DRGYGO) or water-filled inflatable ball (H2OGO). You can choose the Straight track and superman dive down a 250m-long slope, the Sidewinder track and go through the twist and turns of the longest track in the world (350m long!), the Big Air track and fly down 3 epic drops, and of course the Mega Track, which is the fastest, longest and steepest downhill rolling track in the entire world. Talk about the best New Zealand adventure ever! Don’t miss out on the fun and book an ZORB ride now.
Book a convenient private or shared airport transfer that will take you directly to your hotel in the city. Skip the congested roads and highways as your professional driver takes the shortest route to your destination. Get along with other travelers or update your family and friends back home with the free onboard WiFi service. For airport pick-ups, proceed to the Super Shuttle holding rank immediately outside of the arrival terminal main exit where a friendly driver will be waiting for you.
A bubbling haven for geothermal wonders, Rotorua is a city that needs to be explored both by land and water. Its land and cityscapes are a combination of historic emblems of the Maori culture that come entangled with natural hot springs, shootings geysers, and boiling mud pools. While these ground features offer a sense of adventure and thrill for travelers, its bodies of water provide a more calm and relaxed atmosphere. You’ll experience that first hand when you visit Lake Tikitapu and Lake Okareka. Take the time to bask in the beautiful surroundings of these lakes - and here’s the thing, you don’t have to transfer to another boat or vessel to get there because the tour’s WW2 amphibious vehicle can travel both on land and water! These ‘ducks’ provide the possibility of conquering the best of Rotorua in a short period of time, all you’ve got to do is join in on the fun!
Imagine being on a tour where you’ll get to explore both land and water without having to leave your seat. On this epic day tour from Rotorua to Tarawera, you’ll conquer volcanoes and lakes aboard a WW2 amphibious vehicle. These ‘ducks’ have the ability to navigate all kinds of terrain so you don’t have to go through the hassle of changing modes of transportations each time you visit a new place. Your journey starts at the city center of Rotorua. There, you’ll pass by an immaculate reserve and catch a glimpse of the city's geothermal wonders before arriving at Lake Tikitapu. The dazzling blue hues and overall calm atmosphere of this quaint lake will surely bring warmth and peace for those seeking solace. Then comes the final half of the tour: a trip to the breathtaking Lake Tarawera. This magical body of water is the largest of the series of lakes in the area and beautifully engulfs the Mount Tarawera volcano. You’ll be given the time to explore the area and admire its beauty before capping the day off and heading back to Rotorua.
This day tour brings you to some of the best attractions in New Zealand. Hopping on from your hotel in Rotorua, your first stop is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Here, you’ll ride a boat to observe the blue-green glow of these strange yet intriguing creatures. Afterward, you’ll travel to Ruakuri Cave which is the largest one in the Waitomo area. The name translates to ‘two dogs’ because wild dogs were discovered making their home at the entrance of the cave many years ago. If you choose the package with the Hobbiton Movie Set, you’ll get to enter the world of The Lord of the Rings film franchise. Stroll around and see houses of your favorite characters, hear crazy stories about the shoot, and more. Book now and get convenient pick up for Rotorua and optional drop off for Auckland!
Rotorua is a beautiful town in New Zealand’s North Island that’s known for the geothermal activities that occur near it. Join this four-hour tour and explore the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the youngest volcanic valley in the world. Throughout this escapade, your group will traverse the landscape on a bus. The driver will serve as your tour guide and you’ll be regaled with fascinating stories about the valley as you pass by its wonders from its craters to hot springs. If you wish to see more of the area, you can select from three other packages that will extend the adventure. You can choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu, an area in the Taupo Volcanic Zone filled with colorful hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, and geysers. If you’re a fan of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, you can tour the area used to film scenes that took place in The Shire. Or if you want to get acquainted with the culture of the Māori, you can visit the humble town of Whakarewarewa where you can taste their cuisine and watch traditional performances.