Outdoor activities in Rotorua

Top Outdoor Activities in Rotorua, New Zealand

Outdoor Activities in Rotorua

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3 hours
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AU$148.56
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Shore Excursions
6+ hours
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AU$326.09
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Adventure Tours
40 minutes
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AU$483.38
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Bus Tours
2 days
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AU$924.79
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Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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AU$185.94
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Duck Boat Tours
90–105 minutes
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AU$79.42
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1 hour
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AU$37.37
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2 hours
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AU$111.19
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Adventure Tours
1 hour
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AU$144.83
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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AU$73.81
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3 hours
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AU$91.04
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Walking Tours
4–5 hours
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AU$172.86
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3 hours
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AU$120.53
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Shore Excursions
6+ hours
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AU$286.85
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Adventure Tours
60–240 minutes
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AU$28.03
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Duck Boat Tours
2 hours
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AU$98.11
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6 hours
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AU$157.91
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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AU$279.38
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  • Christopher
    1 contribution
    Awesome experience & fantastic guides (Nat & Jessie) .
    I've been wanting to do this for a few years, so decided today was the day to do it.
    Totally recommend doing this, & looking back on my GoPro footage, I'm glad I got upside down 🤘
    Written 25 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • CRISTIANA
    3 contributions
    had a wonderful day. Waitomo caves are interesting, the glow worms cave structure was explained by the local guide and it's really beautiful. Te Puia was also suprising. Because of COVID restrictions, we coudn't enjoy the buffet, neither the Maori performance, but the guide gave us other tracks around Rotorua. Cheeky Kiwi is reliable and safe. Michael was our guide and was very attentive, good driver, kind, respectful, informative, and a good photographer! I really appreciated and recommend the company.
    Written 25 June 2021
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  • Nancy S
    Evergreen, Colorado, United States26 contributions
    Gary Stickler, our guide, was most informative and helpful...answering a myriad of questions. The drive was delightful as we passed from Tauranga to Rotorua, w/ great stops along the way.
    Written 18 April 2020
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  • Sam
    Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
    Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk around on Mt Tarawera. Sam was really knowledgeable and has some fun facts about Rotorua and its surrounding areas.
    Written 31 March 2021
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  • Maria Isabel A
    7 contributions
    Was perfect, Philippe solving all my problems, and as their name says, FLEXIBLE and eager to help you with all your needs, with a smile. Really a very good experiencia.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Olivia
    1 contribution
    Such a wonderful experience - Runs so smoothly and is really well managed. Jesse and Natalie were absolutely fabulous - Funny, friendly, knowledgeable & experienced. Everything you want in a guide. The course itself was great and very manageable for all fitness levels. To top it all off, they have a fabulous conservation story and part of the ticket price goes into helping NZ native wildlife in this beautiful forest. Highly recommend giving this experience a go - You won't be disappointed!
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Sally M
    Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
    Great informative tour and must do when visiting Rotorua
    Matt was friendly funny and fun and an experienced driver which was obviously important
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • New Zealand Adventures
    Auckland, New Zealand73 contributions
    4 of us recently came to the ZORB Rotorua and had THE MOST EPIC TIME!!!!! so much laughs and screams the whole way down them hills, so so much fun!! The kids absolutely loved the thrill and us adults were secretly the ones screaming the loudest.

    Nice café, reception area. The toilets/changing room area was clean, nice shaded viewing area to watch all the zorb action too!

    We all enjoyed the 2 spas down the bottom and also the spa up top has the most epic views of Lake Rotorua-that in itself was worth the visit

    Highly recommend coming and trying it out for yourself 🤘🤘🤘
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Karla
    1 contribution
    It was an awesome experience! The view was really stunning. Well done Grace (our awesome tour guide). :)
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • korie
    Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
    Great day out with mates
    We had an awesome guide in the raft who made this adventure so much fun, would highly recommend it to anyone
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • DianeD
    Tauranga, New Zealand7 contributions
    Beautiful land, great views and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Abdullah_Alhaidari
    Medinah - Saudi Arabia13 contributions
    ALERT: this is one of the, if not the, best tour you will ever have in New Zealand. Stephen, the tour guide, is passionate and continues to do this tour despite COVID's effects on tourism. The cost/price is more reasonable than other tours around NZ.

    You may think that the highlight was seeing hundreds of glowworms from a few centimeters away near waterfalls but this wasnt the case. Dont get me wrong, that was spectacular but the trip itself was extraordinary.

    Stephen picked us up from the tourists help centre on time. He drove us in a very comfortable high tech specialised van. He handed us different types of tourches and we walked about 2Km in the dark; including our 3 and a half year old child. You aim your tourch up to see the trees forming a bridge hiding the whole sky from you. We saw tens of wallabies (tiny kangaroo like creatures) hopping meters away from us, Wetta like insect shells (forgot their names) and different types of trees and plants. Ive been in New Zealand for 21 years and this was the first time I saw the real Silver Ferns; they arent as evident in day light. You end the journey with hot chocolate to replenish your energy.

    I cannot recommend this tour enough. Thank you Stephen for the hollywood like photos you took of our family in the dark :)
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • David L
    2 contributions
    Brilliant day out both at Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu valley. Keith the driver was excellent, very informative and knew how to time our visits to get the most from the day.
    Waimangu Valley really spectacular, happily come back again.
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • val m
    United States161 contributions
    Do the walk with a guide because you will get so much more out of the experience. 3 hours will allow for the walk and soaking in the hot springs. Remember to take a bag for the wet suit! The employees were good and conscientious. The sulfur smell is subtle and hardly noticeable! I found it better than Iceland’s geo thermal areas!
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • alvacrow
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    Such good craic! Was unbelievable experience and the staff are super friendly and up for a laugh. Would recommend even if it’s lashing rain. Such good fun 10/10
    Written 19 May 2022
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