Rotorua is famous for its bubbling mud pools, geysers, and beautiful walking trails. Whether you love nature, take photos, or just want some peace and quiet, Rotorua's trails offer forests, lakesides, and amazing views. In this blog post, we'll show you some fantastic Rotorua walking trails to make your stay at Rotorua Thermal Holiday Parks a great adventure.
Be sure to pack your walking shoes and let's find the perfect track for your visit.
Maunga Kākaramea, also known as Rainbow Mountain, is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive away from Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park. This family-friendly trail offers a short 15-minute walk that leads you to two stunning crater lakes.
However, if you're looking for a more panoramic view, you can extend your hike by another 1.5 hours to reach the summit and enjoy a complete 360-degree vista.
If you're searching for a local gem, visit the Whakarewarewa Forest, also known as The Redwoods, just a convenient 5-minute drive from our holiday park – it's an absolute must-see.
Before you arrive, view the family-friendly walking trails to select your preferred route. If you're unsure, no worries! Simply grab a map from the Redwoods i-SITE, where you'll find a friendly and helpful team ready to assist.
For a leisurely stroll close to the City Centre, Kuirau Park is the perfect family-friendly option. Here, you can get up close to the fascinating geothermal activity with bubbling mud and natural steam vents.
The park features well-marked paths that lead you through this geothermal wonderland, and you can even enjoy the dedicated area for a free thermal foot bath. It's a delightful way to experience Rotorua right in the heart of the city and only a 6-minute drive away from our holiday park.
The Blue Lake Track is a 5.5km popular trail that circles the lake. It is loved by both locals and visitors who enjoy wandering through the beautiful native bush. The track drops into sandy beaches at each end of the lake, and dogs on leads are permitted on it.
The lake is about a 15-minute drive from Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park, offering a nice escape out into the bush to balance your stay.