Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Rotorua Volcanic Attractions'.

Rotorua is famous for it's volcanic activity with a landcape that features mud pools, geysers, coloured pools and lots of  steam.  We've picked out the best volcanic attractions to visit in and near the city.

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

Explore one of nature's most spectacular geothermal parks, with geysers, hot springs and pools, lush flora and fauna, amazing silica terraces and a rare geothermal cave. So special is Orakei Korako, it can only be reached by boat and, like something from a Jules Verne novel, as soon as you step onboard and make your way across the tranquil waters to the 'Hidden Valley' itself, it's like sailing...

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu connects people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy.  Home to the now hidden Pink and White Terraces, the eighth natural wonder of the world, Waimangu immerses visitors in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest g...

Te Puia

Spectacular geothermal valley and home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, just five minutes from central Rotorua. Educational, interactive, and full of natural wonders. From the moment you pass through the impressive Waharoa (gateway) to Te Puia, and see the Te Heketanga-a-Rangi monument of 12 skyscraping posts, you know you're entering a special world. Geothermal Valle...


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...

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Valley Small Group Tour

HighlightsExplore Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a small group morning tourWatch the Lady Knox Geyser erupt to heights of 10 to 20 metersSee the largest hot bubbling mud pool in New Zealand and experience the Champagne Lake with its many coloursDescriptionEnjoy plenty of time to discover Wai-O-Tapu on a small group tour from Rotorua. After pick-up from your Rotorua accomodation, travel south thr...


Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath and Spa

WHERE THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH MEETS THE SKY.   More than just a place of myth and legend, this land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it has done for centuries.  Come and discover New Zealand's most unique geothermal experience.   WHERE THE EARTH INSPIRES AND EXCITES. Brought to life by Rūaumoko, our land has inspired stories and excited visitors ...

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