Top Relaxing Activities


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

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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

Lakeland Queen

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Lakeland Queen is a local family owned company operating a range of cruises on Lake Rotorua on a paddle ship. The Lakeland Queen is a heritage styled vessel with a stern wheel paddle providing power, allowing you to experience the lake in a gentle and relaxing way. The boat has two deck levels and an outdoor viewing area meaning there is plenty of chances to take in the views. The company op... More info

Rail Cruising

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See a scenic part of Rotorua travelling along railway lines in a 'RailCruiser', your very own powered 4-seat, self-drive vehicle. Spaced apart, groups of RailCruisers travel 10 kilometres together from Mamaku Railway Station to Tarukenga Railway Station.  At Tarukenga, your Rail Cruisers then turns back to Mamaku. The relaxing experience travels at a leisurely 20km/hr and features audio... More info

Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Course

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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

Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath and Spa

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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