Best Attractions in Rotorua


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Mitai Maori Village

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Experience an entertaining and educational evening learning about Maori culture and tradition at the Mitai Maori Village including entertainment and tasty food. The evening begins with a personal greeting and the opportunity to take photos with some of the village members in traditional dress. Visitors can then learn about the village setting including natural surroundings of the Wai-o-whiro More info

Tamaki Maori Village

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Award-winning cultural attraction in Rotorua. See how the Maori live and take part in authentic rituals before enjoying a traditional Maori feast. Unique insight into the real New Zealand. Tamaki Maori Village Experience is a must-visit for anybody interested in the history and traditions of New Zealand's indigenous people. This forest village, just minutes from the CBD, is an authentic settlem More info

Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath and Spa

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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 More info

Te Puia

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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 More info

Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

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The thermal village of Whakarewarewa has long been used by Maori as a settlement and is home to the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao people. 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 More info

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

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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 More info

Skyline Rotorua

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An iconic fixture of the local landscape, offering amazing gondola rides up the side of Mount Ngongotaha, luge rides, Skyswing and SkyVue cinema. Great for all the family. Skyline Rotorua has something for everyone. Catch the enclosed gondola and ride nearly 500 metres above the city, from where you'll be able to gaze in wonder at the stunning panorama before you. Survey Rotorua city, and get t More info

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Geothermal adventures await you at Wai-O-Tapu, or 'Sacred Waters'. It's one of the earth's most natural theme parks, although you might think you're in another world, or on a different planet... Just under 30kms from Rotorua, Wai-O-Tapu promises to show you sights you have never seen before, and can only see here! Walking to the edge of the Champagne Pool is like walking around on Mars, such is More info

The Redwoods

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Experience nature just minutes from Rotorua city. Wander through Californian Coastal Redwoods or fulfil a need for speed on mountain bike tracks. Located in Whakarewarewa Forest, just a few minutes' drive from Rotorua city centre, the Redwoods is a spectacular natural area that caters for every sort of outdoor pursuit. Visitors who like gentle walks can enjoy some of the short tracks or the More info

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

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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 More info

Polynesian Spa

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Polynesian Spa, New Zealand's leading international spa is the perfect place to enjoy nature's gift. Discover the secret of the natural hot mineral pools, known for its therapeutic properties. Guests can benefit from the geothermic acidic and alkaline water that flow into the 28 pools from two hot mineral springs. Offering four different bathing areas to suit your needs, Polynesian Spa is a mus More info