Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Rotorua Experiences Under $100'.

Looking for an activity that won't hurt your wallet too much?  We've created our guide to those budget friendly activities in Rotorua to enjoy.

Whakarewarewa: Entrance to the Geothermal Trails

37 Reviews

HighlightsTake in panoramic views of the village and geysers from the view pointsExplore the hot-spring lakes, and bubbling mud poolsExperience the beauty of unspoiled natureDescriptionExperience New Zealand's diverse natural landscapes with this entrance ticket to the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trails. Starting at our admissions office you can read about our guiding legacy & our world-famous guides...

Rotorua: The Buried Village of Te Wairoa

61 Reviews

HighlightsVisit the award-winning museum and view the extensive collection of excavated objects from the 1800’sExplore the archaeological sitesHear the unique insights and stories from local guides or use an electronic tour appTake the beautiful waterfall trail which showcases the stunning Te Wairoa FallsRefresh at the onsite cafeDescriptionLocated just a 15-minute drive from Rotorua, the Buried...

Rotorua: Secret Spot Hot Tubs

136 Reviews

HighlightsSoak in your own cedar hot tub with up to 6 friends and familyEnjoy views of the forest and streamUse the tub-side button to order craft drinksRefresh with a complimentary cold plunge tubEnjoy free foot spas after your soakDescriptionBe greeted by the facility’s friendly staff on arrival and hear more about your hot tub experience. Use the customized changing room facilities and refres...

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Experience

163 Reviews

HighlightsRelax with a mud bath and sulfur spa at Rotorua's most active thermal parkEnjoy views of the famous Hells Gate Geothermal ReserveCool off in a fresh spring waterfallDescriptionEnjoy a therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa at Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, located just a 15-minute drive from central Rotorua. A round-trip shuttle service option from Rotorua is also available. Soak in the th...

Rotorua Lake: Deluxe Lake Spa Geothermal Hot Spring Bathing

HighlightsEnjoy beautiful views of Lake Rotorua from a series of mineral hot poolsTake advantage of full spa access with hot and cold pools, and geothermally heated poolside reclinersPremium changing facilities with basics providedLarge indoor relaxation loungeDescriptionSavor a deluxe spa day while connecting with New Zealand’s natural elements at Lake Rotorua. Discover the natural spring water...

Tongariro Self-Guided Audio Tour

3 Reviews

HighlightsSoak up the atmosphere on a walking tourExplore the city with a fully narrated tourBe mesmerised by the beautiful and astounding nature of New ZealandDescriptionDownload a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Explore the stunningly beautiful and popular area of Tongariro which is made up of 3 volcanic peaks. In this audio tour, ...


3D Trick Art Gallery

3D Trick Art is the only 3D Art Gallery in New Zealand and will blow your mind.  The immersive gallery features a range of images that at first glance look two dimensional but with some clever positioning (helped by markers on the floor) become 3D images that visitors can be part of. The 3D Trick Art Gallery allows you to try rock climbing, stand on a glacier or even ride a dolphin all wit...

Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday.  Begin your day with a tranquil Gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha overlooking Lake Rotorua then wind your way down via the Luge.  If you prefer to descend by mountain bike, weave your way through one of the park trails. Get the adrenalin pumping even more on the Zoom Zipline and the Sky Swing.  Or, for a more relax...


Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

The iwi (tribe) has been welcoming visitors to the village since the 1800s showing them their way of life and the natural geothermal wonders that surround the area.  The village is set amongst natural hot pools and thermal springs and geysers all of which can be seen during a visit. LEGACY GUIDED VILLAGE TOUR Enjoy a guided tour through NZ’s iconic living Maori village and home of the...


Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa, New Zealand’s original geothermal bathing experience, offers therapeutic hot springs, wellness activities, and unique spa therapy treatments.  For over 52 years, it has been a sanctuary for visitors, consistently ranked among the world’s top spas and a must-do attraction in the region.   Water from two natural surface springs feeds into 28 mineral pools.  The s...

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