Best Attractions in Taupo

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Rotorua team

There's so much to see and do in Rotorua, it's sometimes hard to plan your day. From geothermal wonders and river adventures, to popular family parks, you'll never be stuck for choice when it comes to Rotorua attractions.  

Many Rotorua attractions are centred around the area's geothermal and Maori history. Nature fans will find wildlife parks at Rainbow Springs and Paradise Valley. There's a great maze attraction, also in Paradise Valley, and a Bird of Prey centre that allows you to get up close and personal with eagles, ospreys and kestrels. Try the Skyline Rotorua, for some great mountain views and other activities. Rotorua also has plenty of tours, trekking, river adventure and cruising, but the emphasis is obviously on all the geothermal activity in the area – the reason most people come here.