Rotorua Tourist Attractions

With a multi-cultural population of around 70,000 people, Rotorua city (set on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua) is renowned as the heartland of Maori culture. The area is well known for it's extensive geo-thermal activity - with threads of steam poking up in all sorts of places. A visit to one of the many geothermal attractions is an absolute must. The area is also well regarded for its great rainbow and brown trout fishing - thanks to the 16 lakes of all shapes and sizes that dot the landscape. The lakes, formed from the craters of extinct volcanoes are also popular with people enjoying water-based activities.

Champagne Pool

Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Offers "A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity" including the world famous champagne pool, huge volcanic craters, geysers and bubbling mud.

Kawarau Jet Rotorua

Kawarau Jet Rotorua

Offers an action packed jet boat ride on Lake Rotorua plus an unforgettable Parasailing experience boasting free flight up to 400 feet and scenic views.

Skyline Luge Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua

Set on side of Mt Ngongotaha offering Gondola and LUGE rides along with a cafe / Restaurant boasting superb views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Located on a protected scenic reserve, offering self-guided walking / hiking eco tours amongst fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes.

Volcanic Air

Volcanic Air Safaris

Offers spectacular scenic helicopter and floatplane flights showcasing the many crater lakes, volcanic and geothermal landscapes of the Rotorua region.

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs

Spread over 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams, a must-see for anyone wanting to experience New Zealand’s wonderful environment and animals.

Rotorua Museum

Rotorua Museum

Located in central Rotorua, offering a unique insight into the essence of Rotorua's people, it's diverse culture and volcanic landscape through exhibitions and cinema experiences.

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve

Rotorua's most active Geothermal park offering steaming fumeroles, hot water lakes, sulphur crystals, pools of boiling mud and swirling clouds of steam.