Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wet Weather Activities in Rotorua'.

When the rain is falling hard in Rotorua, there are still plenty of activities to escape the wet weather and entertain.  Here are our picks of the best wet weather activities in Rotorua.

Motion Entertainment

Fun for all ages with 10 attractions under one roof.  Create your own adventure in New Zealand's largest range of face-to-face fun in the country! Enjoy the epic adventure you’ve always dreamed of at Motion Entertainment!  The only question is, what are you in the mood for? Whether it's a great game of mini golf, a VR (virtual reality) adventure, trampolining, laser tag, ten-pi...


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...


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...

Redwoods Treewalk

The Redwoods Treewalk is a 553 metre walkway through towering Redwood trees. A series of 23 suspension bridges connect between 22 majestic 115-year-old Redwood trees. The bridges incline from 6 metres to an impressive 12 metres at its peak. Along with the daytime attraction, visitors can now enjoy the iconic nightime experience with the forest lit up by  David Trubridge Design lighting. ...

Mamaku Blue Experience

Pure New Zealand Blueberries Shop, Café, Guided tours, Good for groups, Family-friendly activities. Mamaku Blue Café Enjoy exclusive homemade treats when you visit the Blueberry Café.  Why not spoil yourself with the specialty venison and blueberry pie, blueberry muffin, blueberry dessert pie, pancakes, crepes and blueberry ice cream sundaes - all packed with blueberries.  Sa...

Volcanic Hills Winery Tasting Room

Take a ride to the top of the Skyline Gondola and enjoy wine tasting with a magnificent view overlooking Lake Rotorua.  Or, just relax with a glass of wine and something to eat. The 'wine tastings are a little different as you won’t be subjected to confusing jargon, but instead the team has a focus on what you enjoy in a wine and why.  Everyone’s relationship with wine is differen...

Puawai Jade

Puawai Jade are specialists in carving authentic New Zealand Pounamu (Jade) into Māori traditional and contemporary adornment and jewellery.   Dedicated to quality, and supporting local artists, the 'Eat Street' gallery features over 95% New Zealand Pounamu.  There are jade carvers on site, where you can watch how pendants, sculptures and jade jewellery are made. The gallery ...

Basement Cinema Rotorua

The Basement Cinema offers moviegoers an alternative to the Hollywood blockbuster fare, with prominence given to independent movies from around the world. The two screens screen films from around the world including Africa, Europe and closer to home, Samoa. With comfortable lounge seating for 23 and 13, both cinema rooms offer a welcome and more intimate way to enjoy a movie as opposed to the m...


DriftKartz is a purpose-built track designed for maximum fun. The centrally located track has a special coating that makes drifting easier. It takes some time to master but is extra fun once drivers get the hang of it. The karts are powerful with 400CC motors and hardened competition tyres. All protective equipment is provided and the price includes practice laps to help drivers get the hang...

Strike Zone Entertainment

Strike Zone tenpin bowling center is situated on Te Ngae road inside the brand new multi million dollar purpose built complex - Motion Entertainment . Visitors can enjoy 14 brand new automated lanes, with bumpers available for children to ensure a family friendly game!  The automated music system has a huge selection of songs to keep the atmosphere lively and enjoyable for bowling. W...

Lumberjax Mini Golf

Situated in the Motion Entertainment complex, Lumberjax is a themed 18 hole mini-golf course designed to enhance your playing pleasure and enjoyment. Imagine a once booming 1850's logging camp, deserted when a natural disaster threatened until an enterprising young man, Jax, transformed it into a mini putt golf course. Mini-golfers can play through the tunnel under the railway tracks, visit ...

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