Offering 60 hectares of geothermal wonder only 5 minutes from Rotorua township. Te Puia is NZ’s living Maori cultural centre, situated in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, a live kiwi enclosure, the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, and more than 500 geothermal wonders. Steeped in ancestral history, and a guiding legacy that stretches back to the 1800s. Te Puia is a unique experience that all the family will love!read more
One of NZ’s most visited historic sites; Te Wairoa was literally buried in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. Volcanic ash preserved many of the buildings and other features of the village and visitors today can get a rare insight into 19th-century NZ life.
It’s an awe-inspiring and moving experience that is put into context by displays in the award winning Museum of Te Wairoa.
The 12 acre park-like setting is filled with tall trees, meadows and native birds offering visitors a peaceful and emotional experience at the same time.read more
River Rats offers exhilarating whitewater rafting trips suitable for families and the less adventurous through to adrenalin pumping action! Whatever you are looking for, they have a rafting option for you. The Lower Rangitaiki Scenic Raft Trip which is suitable for children five and over, takes around one and a half hours (but allow six hours to include travelling time). Children under ten years must be accompanied by an adult.read more
Katoa Jet Rotorua
If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and adrenaline, it’s Katoa Jet. Offering a wide range of adventures to choose from we offer something for everyone.
Get prepared for a thrill ride on Lake Rotorua that guarantees an unforgettable experience. Also on offer is Parasailing. Katoa Jet operates a purpose built Parasailing boat . Either tandem or solo ten minute flights on Scenic Lake rotorua.read more
The difference about my tour is my passion to connect people with all the awesome places around the Rotorua region that i know and love. Let me show you the same places I take my friends and family to when they visit.read more
Our itineraries are designed to get the most out of your time with us and include must see destinations such as, natural springs, "off the beaten track" geothermal areas and sparkling lakes.
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- Location: 1167 Fenton street, Central City, Rotorua
Owned and operated by the inventors. You will be offered multiple OGO ride options where they add 40 litres of water; (cool in summer, warm in winter), then you can choose from their straight tracks or sidewinder track. If your not into getting wet, choose the 200m OGO Harness Ride, where you are strapped in one person at a time and spin head over heels down our scenic track! Minimum 6 years of age.read more
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
See a live kiwi foraging for food, feed rainbow trout, walk through our many free flight aviaries and through native New Zealand bush or come face to face with a Tuatara – all at Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Take a tour of the Kiwi Encounter, a working nursery and hatchery where Kiwi are raised before being released back into the wild. There are many great encounters that include - native reptiles, Water Dragon's, eel feeding, exotic birds, Kaka, Weka, Antipodes Island Parakeet, Kea and more. While you're here take a ride in The Big Splash, an entertaining and adventurous nine-minute journey exploring the ecological evolution of New Zealand, with state of the art animatronics and projection technology that bring to life dinosaurs, Moa, the incredible Haast Eagle, the arrival of humans and so much more...finishing with a spectacular and exhilarating splash finish that both young and old will love!read more
Tamaki Maori Village Experience
Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting! Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how our food was cooked and preserved many years ago. See, touch, take time and talk to our people as you wander through our village – you may even be invited to take part in stick games and warrior training!read more
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- Location: 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
Operating for over 17years, ZORB Rotorua is the iconic New Zealand adventure activity. With two ride options - ZYDRO (wet), ZORBIT (dry) - four track options (including the brand new The Drop track), and eight ride combinations, there is something for everyone! This is family fun at its very best. Riders must be 6 years of age and over.read more
Hike Bike Ako
Explore Aotearoa New Zealand's coolest hot spot on a fully guided bicycle tour. No need to hurry, enjoy an easy cycle through and around Rotorua with your professional Maori Guide. This tour includes cafe coffee or fruit juice and photos are FREE. Start time is 1:30 pm from the Rotorua i-Site Visitor Information Centre. A lunch option is available.read more
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- Location: 1504 State Highway 30, RD4, Rotorua
Rotorua Canopy Tours
NZ’s only native forest Zipline Canopy Tour. Enjoy a guided 3 hour eco adventure through the evergreen native forests of the Mamaku Plateau only minutes from Rotorua. The journey traverses a 1.2km network of ziplines (flying foxes) walking trails, suspended bridges and treetop platforms up to 22 metres above the ground. Our guides will bring the forest to life as you learn about its history, inhabitants and conservation. Minimum age: 6 yearsread more
- Phone: 07 343 1001
- Location: 173 Old Taupo Rd, Utuhina, Rotorua
Rotorua Paddle Tours
Offering amazing tours on SUPs (Stand-Up-Paddleboards) in the Rotorua area. With 4 trips available around Rotorua's spectacular waterways there are small coves, beautiful scenery and legendary natural hot springs waiting to be discovered. Min 10 years of age and must be able to fit safety gear. Family's who might have younger children, these guys can tailor trips, please contact for more information.read more
- Phone: 0800 787 768