Rotorua - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Rotorua - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Your vacation in New Zealand will not be complete if you will not experience Rotorua, dubbed as the “playground” of the country. With only two nights to spend, you get to choose from the different sightseeing tours and activities to suit your preference and personality. Whether you are traveling with kids or going on a backpacking trip for an outdoor adventure, this geothermal hotspot offers some of the major highlights of NZ. Perhaps, one of the top things to do in this town is to go on a Volcanic Air Safari. But if you are looking to pump up your adrenaline, you can also explore the Redwoods at Whakarewarewa Forest on your mountain bike. Whatever your heart desires, we can help you make it happen, here, at La Vacanza Travel.

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori V...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

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Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witne...

Duration:3 hours

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Thousands of Years in the Making a Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity. The technical description for this remark...

Duration:2 hours

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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland

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Experience the famous geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia plus the stunning city and famous sights of Rotor...

Duration:12 hours

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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Spend three adrenaline-crammed hours white water rafting down the Kaituna River on this tour from Rotorua. Start at a sp...

Duration:3 hours

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Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner

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Experience an indigenous evening experience in the unique surroundings of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Enjoy the bes...

Duration:3 hours

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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

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Visitors get to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, which has been thousands of ye...

Duration:8 hours 45 minutes

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour + 3 Rotorua Attractions

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Discover the best things to do in Rotorua on this action-packed day trip; learn about Māori culture in New Zealand, see ...

Duration:9 hours

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Small-Group Hobbiton Evening Banquet Tour from Rotorua

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• Experience two of New Zealand's top attractions on a one day tour! "The Waitomo Glowworm Caves" and "The Hobbi...

Duration:9 hours

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Rotorua Skyline Gondola with optional Luge Ride

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Enjoy the spectacular panoramas over Lake Rotorua and the city as you ride in a gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha. ...

Duration:1 to 2 hours

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Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves OneWay Private Tour

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Experience two iconic NZ visitor attractions in one amazing day starting in Rotorua and ending in Auckland. See the icon...

Duration:8 hours

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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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Kaituna River features grade 5 rapids plus the awesome 7 meter (23 feet) Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially ra...

Duration:3 hours

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour

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Visitors get to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, which has been thousands of ye...

Duration:5 hours

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Small-Group Tour from Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

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Travel the short distance from Rotorua to Matamata, home of Hobbiton Movie Set. Upon arriving at Hobbiton, meet ...

Duration:7 hours 30 minutes

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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour with Glowworm Caves and Dinner

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Spend a memorable evening on a kayak tour of Lake Rotoiti with an expert guide. Visit natural hot springs and glowworm c...

Duration:7 hours

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Zipline Adventure - The Original Ziplining Canopy Tour

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Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before – in New Zealand’s must-do outdoor ...

Duration:3 hours

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Supreme Ziplining forest experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

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See New Zealand’s one and only cliff walk, built around a volcanic rock, floating staircases and a 400m tandem Zip-line ...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Rotorua Moari Hangi and Cultural Performance with Buggy Ride

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Enjoy this memorable and spiritual combo experience situated only a 5 minute drive from central Rotorua. You will take p...

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes

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Rotorua to Auckland Including Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Travel from Rotorua to Auckland and discover one of New Zealand’s top attractions on this 7.5-hour tour of the Waitomo C...

Duration:7 hours

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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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Explore New Zealand’s geothermal landscapes at your own pace on this independent  Waimangu hiking tour. Follow rugged hi...

Duration:1 day

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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze

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Dare to try the latest New Zealand jet boat experience invented by fun-loving adventurers? Start with a scenic boat ride...

Duration:3 hours

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Rotorua Stand-Up Paddleboard and Glow Worm Cave Tour

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Enjoy the Rotorua Lakes as the sun sets at twilight hour on an amazing stand-up paddle board scenic tour. Feel adventuro...

Duration:3 hours

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15000 ft Tandem Skydiving from Rotorua

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Skydive from 15,000ft above stunning Lake Taupo! Take in spectacular coast to coast views of the Tongariro National Park...

Duration:5 hours

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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

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Hop into the saddle and experience the best of New Zealand’s great outdoors on this 1 hour horse trekking adventure from...

Duration:1 hour

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Sunset Kayak Glow Worm Cave Tour

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Explore Rotorua's Lakes as the sun sets at twilight hour on an amazing scenic kayak tour as you are guided to an incredi...

Duration:3 hours

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ZORB Inflatable Ball Ride

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Take a wild and wacky ride with ZORB - roll down the longest tracks in the world. Owned and operated by inventors of thi...

Duration:1 hour

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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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Fly high over breathtaking volcanic landscapes on an unforgettable 30-minute seaplane flight from Rotorua. See New Zeala...

Duration:30 minutes

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

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Explore the technicolor hot springs of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a guided half-day tour of New Zealand’s most ext...

Duration:5 hours

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Rotorua Duck Tours - Fully Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a unique 90-105 minute sightseeing adventure on-board a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on la...

Duration:90 to 105 minutes

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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

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Raft through 14 rapids including cascades ranging from 3 to 22 feet (1 to 7 meters), including the world’s highest comme...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Rotorua - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Sitting on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Rotorua is known as the thermal haven of New Zealand, with geysers and hot springs attracting tourists for over a century. Aside from geothermal wonders, this town also offers more casual water activities, such as boating, fishing, white water rafting and many others. Tourism is a major industry in Rotorua, which means that it would be a great destination for your next sightseeing holiday.

Sightseeing destinations in Rotorua

This lively town is a good base for viewing the volcanic landscapes of New Zealand, with steaming, seething geysers and mud pools. The geothermal activity here has created scenery of bubbling ponds and beautifully colored silica terraces, which are contrasted with lakes and large tracts of native forest. It is also one of the best places in the country to see traditional Maori performances and delve into the local tribes’ history and heritage. From here, you will also have easy access to two of the country’s most popular tourist attractions—the glowworm caves of Waitomo and the movie set of Hobbiton.

Top tour activities in Rotorua

The town offers a lot of things to do that you may not find elsewhere. Make sure you experience the following on your trip.

  • Engage in some outdoor activities - Take in some of the many day-time activities in Rotorua, such as land-sledding, heli-touring and hiking through the parks situated along thermal vents. Its forest has been developed to offer world-class mountain biking opportunities. If you are looking for more adrenaline-pumping activities, then you can also engage in some zorbing, white water rafting, rock-climbing and sledging.
  • Play some golf - Though you can play golf in other places on the planet, doing it in this town is somehow unique as you will be playing on a field among the mud pools, which you should avoid.
  • Enjoy the hot pools - You can access popular hot pools in Rotorua, such as the Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools, by boat or canoe, which is also a unique experience off the beaten track. Soak in any of the several pools sourced from natural hot springs, each having different temperatures, then you can jump in the lake to cool it off.

Top tour attractions in Rotorua

As the busiest tourist center in New Zealand, there are many attractions in Rotorua, ranging from the free one to those that are quite expensive.

  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley - This place is one of the most popular places to see the steaming silica terraces and the seething mud. Via a series of walkways, you will be guided to view the smoke-filled craters and the terraces safely, with the Inferno Crater as highlight.
  • Rotorua Museum - This museum is housed in the ornate Tudor-style Old Bath House amid the tranquil Government Gardens. Its exhibitions tell the story of the town’s cultural history from the pre-European era to the present.
  • Te Wairoa - Established by a Christian missionary in 1852, Te Wairoa was planned as a model Maori village, which catered for travelers arriving to see the famous colored terraces.

Rotorua sightseeing tours and activities

It would be fantastic to see all the things the town has to offer, so check out all Rotorua sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel.

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