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.

Te Puia

Best Rotorua Volcanic Attractions

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

Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath and Spa

Best Rotorua Volcanic Attractions

Update: Closed Until Oct 22 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 inspire... More info

Whakarewarewa Maori Village Day Cultural Experience

Best Rotorua Volcanic Attractions

Highlights Experience an authentic living Maori village with admission and guided tour Marvel at the geothermal wonders of Pohutu and Prince of Wales geysers Enjoy a cooking demonstration and opt to taste corn cooked in the village hot pools Explore self-guided geothermal nature trails and watch a cultural performance   Description Visit Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Vi... More info

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Best Rotorua Volcanic Attractions

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

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Valley Small Group Tour

Best Rotorua Volcanic Attractions

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... More info