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 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... Read More

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 ... Read More

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. 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... Read More

Secret Spot Hot Tubs

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Reconnect with family, friends, and nature after your day’s adventures at Secret Spot Hot Tubs.  Experience forest bathing at its finest with your own cedar hot tub filled with fresh spring water, overlooking the majestic Whakarewarewa Forest and Puarenga Stream. Surrounded by native ferns, you’ll enjoy a 45-minute hot tub soak as well as refreshing cold plunge tubs and craft drinks... Read More

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.... Read More

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools

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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... Read More

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