Rotorua is renowned for its adventure activities offering a range of different thrills. However, for those seeking a slower pace, we've picked our top Rotorua Relaxing Activities to enjoy.
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... More info
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
See a scenic part of Rotorua travelling along railway lines in a 'RailCruiser', your very own powered 4-seat, self-drive vehicle. Experience rail like never before. With nothing ahead of you but the unobstructed curve of the rail stretching out into the distance, the scenery drifting by and the clickety-clack of the rail beneath you. Spaced apart, groups of RailCruisers travel 10 kilom... More info
Created by local brothers, Eric and Keith Kolver, Secret Spot is an enchanting new hot tub experience, located on the edge of the mighty Whakarewarewa forest. The hot tubs, and unique cafe and bar facilities are set within a beautifully landscaped, native oasis, hidden from sight behind a waterfall. Spend a delightful, 45 minutes in one of the 12, hand-crafted, 6-seater cedar hot tubs, wh... More info
Play a round at one of the top ranked courses in the North Island, while geothermal pools create an ambience you'll never forget. Ranked within the top 15 golf courses on the North Island, Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Course is a unique, 18-hole course suited for all players. Each hole is marked with four different tees, in different colours, signifying positions for players of different ability.... More info
Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools are locally owned and operated and totally unique to New Zealand and around the world. Open all year for that early winter morning soak, a summer's day picnic and swim, or a romantic evening under a starlit sky. The hot pools are accessible only by boat or by air which means this haven remains unspoiled and pristine. Come and enjoy the beauty of the surroundin... More info