Things to do in Rotorua

Top Things to Do in Rotorua, New Zealand - Rotorua Attractions

Things to Do in Rotorua

Top Attractions in Rotorua


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  • Alfie Burndred
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    Fantastically beautiful area. The most incredible colours and war water wherever you look. We had the perfect weather and were very lucky to enjoy this impressive landscape. Fantastic colourful terrain.
    Written 12 January 2022
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  • Pauline D
    Perth, Australia11 contributions
    A must do when in Rotorua. Such a fabulous cultural experience learning about the Maori people and their traditions. The Geo thermal landscape, including the spectacular geysers, was incredible! We did the free 2 hour guided tour led by Kahu who was so informative, friendly, funny and very passionate about his culture and country. I cannot recommend it enough.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • April N
    Christchurch, New Zealand828 contributions
    Great experience, really enjoyed doing this at night with all the lights. The weather was not great but this did not greatly impact the activity.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Jamoz23
    Brisbane, Australia371 contributions
    We loved the fact that people actually live and work in this village.
    Enjoyed the show put on.
    Make sure you go and do the boardwalk through the geothermal site down the bottom, well worth the walking involved.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Joan T
    Sentosa Island, Singapore51 contributions
    The first part of the trail is good! It's an easy walk. Do take the boat ride as it will definitely be a good finish for the walk.
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • foxylady49
    Pitlochry, UK91 contributions
    I took my son and family here not expecting to enjoy it myself, however I did, it was a very interesting place to visit, we saw Kiwi birds , parrots and many other birds, fish in natural rivers, fish hatcheries, and beautiful plants. Fun water boat trip which I enjoyed several times, it is really nicely done. Bit disappointed in lack of choice in the restaurant but everywhere else was well worth a visit, considering there was 3 generations visiting.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Luigi C
    Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions
    This is an excellent family treat, taking your photo with everything from dinosaurs to tackling Jonah Lomu, the famous All Black.

    Very friendly staff.

    Have a good look at the photos on the wall to get an idea as top how to capture the best photos.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Robyn G
    Raglan, New Zealand90 contributions
    I was excited to discover a new (or revamped?) foot baths area, with a pleasant shaded area. It is the nicest thing to be able to sit down and relax and soak your feet. The park also has a selection of mudpool and steam areas, a nice break from the more formal tourism areas. There are also decent enough public toilets.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • GinaDig
    166 contributions
    This was a veritable cat fest!! Never seen so many cats in one place!!
    We have been to several cat cafes around the world and this would rate among the best.
    So many beautiful cats.
    Be aware of Mini who likes to chew on your fingers & look for little Luna who is a Laperm/Munchkin cross. She’s adorable.
    Even my 17 yr old son loved this experience.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Fiona K
    16 contributions
    Excellent pool complex with 6 pools at different temperatures plus personal spas and a cafe. The bush outlook is gorgeous. Great value considering you could stay all day if you wanted! You'll need a car to get out there but the 25min country drive is really nice.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • ajhinch
    115705312 contributions
    Loved watching the lion feeding! The zookeeper was friendly and knew so much and could answer so many of our questions about lion caretaking. We have been to many zoos around the world and have never been so close to real lions. The rest of the park is also beautiful and feeding the other animals was so fun. Gorgeous flora everywhere. This zoo is probably one of the best we’ve been to and is truly paradise.
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Sophie V
    Mount Maunganui, New Zealand9 contributions
    We sheltered from the rain here during a luge trip. Delicious wines and awesome staff. Would definitely come here again.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Sandra
    Kerikeri, New Zealand1 contribution
    What an awesome facility this is and it must have been so hard during lockdown and traffic light restrictions to just keep going.
    Very clean and tidy facilities with a large auditorium to entertain the visitors.
    We were only a small crowd today but a very appreciative one. The kids had a ball and audience participation was a lot of fun.
    Highlights were pretty much everything on offer and who knew we had so many different breeds of sheep in NZ
    Thank you Scott, you are hilarious and we enjoyed the show very much. Get out there fellow kiwis and tour your own backyard.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Robyn G
    Raglan, New Zealand90 contributions
    The museum is currently closed but there is plenty to see around the gardens. It's a nice place for a pleasant stroll, and the Rachel Spring Whangapipiro is an interesting hot spring to check out (from a safe distance).
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • SharonWindust
    Auckland, New Zealand223 contributions
    A great block of eateries and pubs, plenty to choose from in an awesome setting down by the lake. A place to peruse, eat, drink, socialise and be.
    Written 14 May 2022
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