Things to do in Rotorua

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    Te Puia

    Te Puia

    Ranked #1 overall in Rotorua things to do
    8.815 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    New Zealand's primary Maori cultural center which is located in the Geothermal valley of Rotorua. Due to all the geothermic geysers, Rotorua has a distinctive sulphur smell that is fairly ...

  • 2
    Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

    Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

    Ranked #2 overall in Rotorua things to do
    8.812 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesBackpackers

    Stunning to see natures true power

  • 3
    Zorb Rotorua

    Zorb Rotorua

    Ranked #3 overall in Rotorua things to do
    9.111 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Sports, Attractions
    Popular withAdventureFamiliesOutdoorsy

    One of my best vacation adventures. Basically you jump into a ball and roll down a hill. They have two options to do it dry and your strapped in or ...

  • 4
    Lake Rotorua

    Lake Rotorua

    Ranked #4 overall in Rotorua things to do
    8.711 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Lake
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyWellness

    Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake on the North Island, but it is actually quite shallow. Unfortunately, it really smells due to the high sulfur content so not that ...

  • 5
    Lake Okareka Reserve and Walkway

    Lake Okareka Reserve and Walkway

    Ranked #5 overall in Rotorua things to do
    9.88 reviews
    Shopping, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreenHistory

    The 26km walkway is broken into eight distinct and unique sections, each providing visitors with a different perspective of New Zealand's natural wonders. Some sections wind through geothermal features, while ...

  • 6
    Skyline Rotorua

    Skyline Rotorua

    Ranked #6 overall in Rotorua things to do
    9.36 reviews
    Outdoors, Other, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    Good family fun and great panoramic views

  • 7
    Mountain Jade Rotorua

    Mountain Jade Rotorua

    10.01 review
    Shopping, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Jewelry Store
    Popular withArtsyHistoryLuxury

    As you travel around New Zealand, almost every person who lives there is wearing a "greenstone" necklace, which is actually jade that is mined in New Zealand. The Maori also ...

  • 8
    Government Gardens

    Government Gardens

    Ranked #8 overall in Rotorua things to do
    8.76 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyArtsyFamilies

    Rotorua's Government Gardens were once land on which the Maori people fought numerous battles. They later gifted the land to the British. Today, the lakeside land and gardens are a ...

  • 9
    Waimangu Volcanic Valley

    Waimangu Volcanic Valley

    Ranked #7 overall in Rotorua things to do
    8.85 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyBackpackers
  • 10
    Polynesian Spa

    Polynesian Spa

    Ranked #10 overall in Rotorua things to do
    7.76 reviews
    Outdoors, Pool
    Popular withWellnessLuxuryBackpackers

    I went at night and it was a great end to a long day. Of course your skin will smell a little sulfuric afterwards...

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