Rotorua Is a bustling metropolis built around fun, culture, and beauty. If you find yourself pressed for time, here are the “must see” and “must do” activities when visiting our magnificent city.
Relax and unwind at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa. Nourish your skin and tired muscles in the natural geothermal waters that will rejuvenate your body. With views over Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is a natural escape that your body and soul will thank you for. People have been flocking to these natural waters since the 1800’s, so why don’t you come and discover why?
Rotorua is steeped in cultural history and is a place where you can experience authentic Maori Culture like no other. With such a diverse range of cultural and dining experiences, along with the natural geothermal activity, it is truly a unique place to visit. Below we have highlighted just a few of the many cultural and dining experiences on offer.
Rotorua is a fantastic place to visit and with no shortage of activities there is bound to be something to suit everyone. If you’re into cycling, there are a number of great winter bike trails to try out. From the leisurely to the expert grade these are a great activity in the winter. Read about our favorites
Rotorua is home to a vast array of cultural activities. As a real center of Maori culture there are plenty of Maori cultural activities on offer, and we do a great job of showcasing Rural NZ culture as well. Learn about some of our favourites here, and check out our Rotorua Attractions page for more. Tamaki Maori Village From their site: In 1989, two young Maori brothers Mike and Doug Tamaki began building a dream… It started with the sale of a Harley Davidson motorcycle for the purchase of a 16-seater mini bus. The vision saw the brothers and their families create a whole new encounter by taking the Maori culture outside of the city limits where they created a pre-European Maori village, 15 minutes south of Rotorua. Today Tamaki Maori Village thrives within a natural forest environment, offering to both local and international visitors an insight into the Maori culture – like never before! Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions. Our Evening Experience offers ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performances & hangi feasting. Sleeping in a whare moe (sleeping house) was a tradition reserved for when one tribe visited another tribe. We invite you to experience […]
Rotorua is one of the North Islands biggest tourist centers and there is something for everyone to enjoy here – regardless of the season. See below for a few of our highlights. These aren’t in order by the way – they are all amazing! Mitai Maori Village A perfect package for groups. An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Where: 196 Fairy Springs Rd, Bay Of Plenty 3015, New Zealand More Info: http://www.mitai.co.nz/ The Redwoods – Whakarewarewa Forest This has been ranked the #1 Rotorua attraction on Tripadvisor. The Redwoods are made up of several trails through the Whakarewarewa forest. The forest is enormous – around 5,600 hectares, but the trails themselves are extensive and cover around 6 hectares. From short, 30 minute walks that are fine for smaller children right up to the 8 hour, 34 km Whakarewarewa circuit. Where: The Rotorua Redwoods are located on Long Mile Rd […]