Rotorua Attractions

Rotorua is a must do NZ experience. The city offers attractions and experiences for everyone including families, adventure seekers and those looking to relax and unwind. Immerse yourself in the geothermal wonderland where you can soak in natural hot springs, see the incredible geysers, volcanic activity & boiling mud pools. For the adventure lovers Rotorua offers epic world class mountain biking trails, rafting, bungy jumping, luging and zorbing. Rotorua is also a place of fascinating Maori culture where you can try a hangi feast – cooked in the steaming ground and take a tour of an authentic pre-European Māori village.


Adrenaline Forest – Test your skills on an Adrenalin Forest aerial obstacle course! The courses are high up in the treetops & include over 100 fun filled challenges over six levels. Visit Website

 Things to do in Rotorua
Agrodome – An exciting & informative insight into NZ agriculture, home to the multi-award winning Agrodome show.Visit webiste. Family Activities Rotorua
Buried Village – A place of exceptional beauty has been created around the fascinating remains of Te Wairoa a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera on June 10 1886. Visit website Rotorua History Attractions

Hells Gate –Hells Gate geothermal attraction offers a unique geothermal mud experience. Take a tour through the park which features boiling mud pools, hot water lakes, sulphur crystals and deposits. If you prefer, utilise the geothermal mud baths and take a soak or treat yourself to a massage or facial. Visit Website.

 Hells Gate Rotorua
Hobbiton – Experience the magic of Hobbiton, a must see while in New Zealand. Located in Matamata approx. 1 hour from Rotorua. Visit Website. Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Horse Trekking Lake Okareka – A great way to see the countryside and the beautiful Lake Okareka. Choose from six different trekking options and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera & Mount Tarawera. Visit website.

 Horse Trekking Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village – Mitai Maori Village offers an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Be captivated by the cultural performance & see a traditional hangi meal being cooked in the geothermal waters. Visit Website.

 Mitai Maori Village

Motion Entertainment – New Zealand’s No.1 Entertainment mall. Enjoy adventure and fun with Chipmunks Playland, Xtreme Air Indoor Tramp, Escape Masters, mini golf, laser tag, ten pin bowling & Timezone all under the one roof! Visit website.

 Motion Entertainment

Mountain Jade Rotorua – Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu, exploring the cultural influences behind the designs and the ancient Māori beliefs. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world, discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. Tours are FREE and run on demand 10am-5pm daily. Visit their website for more information.

Green stone carving | RTHP

New Zealand Cycle Trail – Experience New Zealand’s natural beauty from your bike. The New Zealand Cycle Trail website has information on a variety of cycling and mountain bike trails throughout the region.

Check out their website for maps and more information. There is also additional information available on their Facebook page. 

Kerosene Creek_RTHP

OGO – Rotorua is the only location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazing activity. Dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongataha, it will be one of the most exhilarating activities you will experience in Rotorua! Visit Website.

 OGO Rotorua

Paradise Valley Springs – Wildlife park with trout pools, treetop walkway, friendly farm animals, native New Zealand birds & Lion park with lion feeding 2:30pm every day. Visit Website.

Paradise Valley Springs Rotorua

Planet Bike – Bike hire & mountain bike tours on site at Whakarewarewa Forest where all the best trails start. Hire mountain bikes for a few hours or all day! Without a doubt one of the best ways to explore Rotorua. Visit Website.

 Mountain Bike Hire Rotorua

Polynesian Spa – One of New Zealand’s leading international day spas, providing a geothermal spa experience on the shores of Lake Rotorua & indulgent spa therapies. Visit website.

 Polynesian Spa Rotorua

Rainbow Springs Nature Park- Take the family along to Rainbow Springs and discover native New Zealand wildlife including the Kiwi, bird shows, close up encounters of trout, reptiles and of course a ride on the Big Splash! Visit Website.

 Rainbow Springs Rotorua

The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest and Redwoods Treewalk– Just minutes from the city centre is a spectacular forest playground with Towering Redwoods line the road leading to the Whakarewarewa Forest. Try the mountain biking trails or the Redwoods Treewalk high up on the tree platforms and bridges among the 115 year old giants.

 Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

River Rats – Experience the thrill of rafting the exciting grade 5 Kaituna River including the 7 metre drop of Tutea waterfalls or take more scenic experience through grade 2 rapids. River Rats New Zealand experiences will leave you wanting to go again and again. Visit Website.

 River Rats Rotorua

Rotorua Canopy Tours – New Zealand’s only native forest zipline, the ultimate eco-tourism adventure. A magical three-hour journey 22 metres above the forest floor. Visit Website.

 Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours – There’s no better way to see Rotorua and its beautiful lakes than on a duck! Rotorua Duck Tours offer unique amphibious sightseeing tours of Rotorua & it’s lakes on the amazing WWII Military Landing Craft where you get a great introduction to Rotorua’s history from your ‘Conducktor’.  Visit website.

 Rotorua Duck Tours

Rotorua Golf Club – Arikikapakapa –  Play a round of golf at one of New Zealand’s leading golf courses and experience the unique geothermal setting. The Arikikapakapa course has a number of bubbling mud pools to navigate around which make it such a special course. Visitors are given a warm welcome. Visit website.

 Rotorua Golf Course

Skyline Rotorua – Ride the Gondola to this all age, all weather fun park environment. Luge, Sky Swing, Skyvue 4D motion theatre, Jelly Bean store, souvenir shop and more. Visit website

Skyline Rotorua

Tamaki Maori Village – Journey to an authentic Maori Village nestled a Rotorua forest and take part in ancient rituals, learn fascinating Maori traditions, share in impressive song & dance before enjoying a traditional hangi feast. Visit website.

 Tamaki Maori Village

Te Puia – Te Puia is home to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Insitute and the world famous Pohutu geyser. Visit website.

 Te Puia Rotorua

Velocity Valley – previously Agroventures Adventure Park is Rotorua’s home of speed and adrenaline. Here you will find some of the world’s most exciting and unique activities all in the one place. Try one or all the rides including, the Agrojet, Rotorua Bungy, Freefall Extreme, Shweeb Racer, The Swoop or try out your mountain biking jumps on the Freestyle airbag. Visit Website.

 Velocity Valley

Volcanic Hills – Wine tasting at the top of the Skyline Gondola. Drop in & do a tasting or relax with a glass of wine, something to eat & soak up the view. Visit website.

 Volcanic Hills Rotorua

Waimangu Volcanic Valley – This is a must do eco-experience when visiting Rotorua. An exciting thermal attraction and sightseeing tour which takes you through unique ecology, fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. Take a self-guided tour or a guided tour and boat cruise on the beautiful Lake Rotomahana. Visit website.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland – A spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique geothermal elements and home to the Lady Knox Geyser. Enjoy viewing volcanic features as you walk along at your own pace on the well-defined tracks. Visit website.

 Wai-O-Tapu Rotorua

Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village – Experience Whakarewarewa, Rotorua’s Living Maori Village. Experience Maori culture, explore the geothermal wonderland and immerse yourself in the rich history filled with unique Maori culture. View the spectacular Pohutu geyser and watch the twice-daily cultural performances. Visit website

Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village


Contact Us

Phone: 07 346 3140

Check In/Out

Check-in time: 2.00pm
Check-out time: 10.00am

Reception opening hours:

8.00am – 9.00pm Summer

8.30am – 7.00pm Winter (subject to change)

Any arrivals outside of this time can follow the late check-in procedure or call the outside of office hours number for assistance.


Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
463 Old Taupo Road (South End) Rotorua
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