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Rotorua District

4.2
Hot Springs · Zipline · Nightlife
A place of geological wonders and precious cultural heritage, Rotorua District is at once a place of great activity and supreme relaxation. Located in the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua District is renowned for its geothermal activity, its landscape marked by dramatic volcanic features, including bursting geysers, bubbling mud pools, and thermal hot springs. Admire the impressive forces of nature, and then dip calmly into its healing and restorative powers in a geothermal pool or one of the spas that utilize the therapeutic effects of the water here. No trip to Rotorua District would be complete without a visit to some of the Maori cultural attractions. The indigenous people possess intimate knowledge of the area's history and idiosyncratic geology, which they happily share through parks, educational facilities, and villages. Plan your visit to Rotorua District and other destinations in New Zealand using our New Zealand online journey planner.
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Popular things to do in Rotorua District

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Te Puia ©
Hot Spring
Te Puia Rotorua
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Hot Spring
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Rotorua
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Forest
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Rotorua
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Rotorua District

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Volcano
Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village ©
Hot Spring
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village Rotorua
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lake Rotorua ©
Water Body
Lake Rotorua Rotorua
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Kuirau Park ©
Hot Spring
Kuirau Park Rotorua
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Rotorua District

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Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Wildlife Area
Rainbow Springs Nature Park Rotorua
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ©
Wildlife Area
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park Rotorua
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Wildlife Area
Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Rotorua
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Rotorua District

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Rotorua
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Eat Street ©
Neighborhood
Eat Street Rotorua
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Volcanic Hills Winery Rotorua
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre Ngongotaha
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Rotorua District

Lake Okareka Walkway ©
Hiking Trail
Lake Okareka Walkway Rotorua
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Blue Lake Track ©
Hiking Trail
Blue Lake Track Rotorua
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tarawera Trail
Hiking Trail
Tarawera Trail Rotorua
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Okere Falls Track
Hiking Trail
Okere Falls Track Okere Falls
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Rotorua District

Agrodome ©
Farm
Agrodome Ngongotaha
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
aMAZEme ©
Farm
aMAZEme Ngongotaha
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
3D Trick Art Gallery ©
Ride / Activity
3D Trick Art Gallery Rotorua
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
HeliBike Rotorua ©
Bike Tour
HeliBike Rotorua Rotorua
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Fancy Meow Cat Cafe ©
Landmark
Fancy Meow Cat Cafe Rotorua
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours ©
Bike Tour
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours Rotorua
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Rotorua
4.7
Duration: 3 hours