Things to do in Rotorua

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Admission to Buried Village
Visit the Buried Village, home of an award-winning museum that is an archaeological site. See a magnificent location of exceptional natural beauty along with the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera. Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

$25.06
per adult

Admission to Rotorua Museum
Explore the Rotorua Museum and discover the vibrant culture of the North Island through a series of interactive exhibits. Walk through art galleries, enjoy cinematic experiences, and take an informative guided tour that brings incredible stories of this region to... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$15.42
per adult

Adventure Pass at Agroventures
Ride in futuristic bike capsules, plunge from staggering heights, or hang loose around tight corners in a 450-horsepower jet boat. Your Adventure Pass opens the door to a world of heart-pounding activities at Agroventures, an extreme park with a myriad... Read More

$60.91
per adult

Agrojet Boat Sprint Ride at Agroventures
Shoot through tight turns and heart-pounding blind corners on a high-speed jet boat sprint, riding the muscular Agrojet on a narrow racetrack of water. Big engines and a thrilling course combine for an aquatic adrenaline rush filled with wide smiles... Read More

$37.78
per adult

Bay of Plenty Gold Pass by Comvita Tourism Partnership
Experience the best that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer with this Bay of Plenty Gold Pass. Gain entry into the area's top attractions, including a 60-minute guided tour through Experience Comvita, a 40-minute tour of Kiwi360,... Read More

$90.20
per adult

Bungee Jumping at Agroventures
Standing at the brink of a 143 ft (43 m) drop with the Paradise Valley spread out below you, there’s only one thing left to do—bend your knees and jump. Launch from death-defying heights and fall into adventure with a... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

20 minutes

$84.03
per adult

Diamond Sightseeing Pass by Rotorua Travel NZ
This money-saving Diamond Sightseeing pass includes entry to Agrodome's sheep show and Te Puia's hot pools, a ride on the Skyline Gondola, a Polynesian Spa experience, and a choice between Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park and Paradise Valley Springs. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

$125.67
per adult

Escapade Sightseeing Pass by Rotorua Travel NZ
With your Escapade Sightseeing Pass, discover Rotorua's adventurous activities and fascinating natural surroundings. Your pass includes a gondola ride, entry to the Polynesian Spa, and your choice of an exhilarating activity and admission to a wildlife park. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

365 days

$121.81
per adult

Experience Comvita Tour by Comvita Tourism Partnership
Travel back in time to learn about Maori gods and find out the inherent benefits of natural plants and insects. Your unique, guided tour through the Experience Comvita exhibit offers an intriguing look at the myths and nature of beautiful... Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

1 hour

$21.59
per adult

Freefall Xtreme  Simulation Ride at Agroventures
Dive into an extreme freefall ride that doesn’t require airplanes, parachutes, or death-defying drops. Your wind-warping excursion mimics its high-flying counterpart by using giant industrial fans to produce a powerful column of air, lifting you off your feet and into... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

15 minutes

$37.78
per adult

Gondola & Luge Rides Adventure at Skyline Rotorua
Soar high above the city of Rotorua on a scenic gondola cable car ride and enjoy spectacular views as you head toward the heart of New Zealand’s volcanic wonderland, Skyline Rotorua Complex. Hop on a luge and cruise down scenic... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$34.69
per adult

Guided Kayak Tour to Manupirua Hot Pools & Glowworm Caves
Stunning geothermal features, dense forest, and a lake shrouded in Maori legend make Rotorua a dream destination for outdoor explorers. On this kayak tour, paddle across Lake Rotoiti to a secluded hot spring. Enjoy a barbecue dinner before drifting through... Read More

$114.87
per adult

Hells Gate Geothermal Park Combo Package
Explore the most active geothermal field in the world with this admission to the Maori-owned Hells Gate Geothermal Park. See incredible geysers, pools of steaming mud, a mud volcano, and even the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Spas & Beauty

1 day

$69.39
per adult

Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour
Transport yourself to Middle Earth when you visit the famed movie set from _The Lord of the Rings_ trilogy. Visit the burrows of Bag End and have a sip of ale at the Green Dragon Inn. Snack at The Shires™... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$57.82
per adult

Jet Boat & Manupirua Hot Springs Tour
Brace yourself for a thrilling ride across Lake Rotorua aboard a high-speed Kawarau Jet, better known as Kjet, which reaches speeds up to 53 miles (85 km) per hour. Afterwards, soak in the rejuvenating Manupirua Hot Springs to warm up... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

$96.37
per adult

Kaituna River Rafting Adventure
Enjoy the thrills of white-water rafting with an exhilarating ride along the Kaituna River, including rafting the spectacular Tutea Falls—the highest commercially-rafted waterfall in the world. Read More

$80.95
per adult

Kaituna River Sledging Experience
Experience a memorable and pulse-pounding experience by sledging down Rotorua's famous Kaituna River. Power yourself downstream through steep gorges and past spectacular landscapes for a day full of adventure on the rapids. Read More

$92.51
per adult

Lake Rotoiti Scenic Kayak Tour by Waimarino
Paddle to the edge of Lake Rotoiti and relax as the New Zealand flora and fauna show off their beauty all around you. Gently drift along the calm waters, and as you reach the far end of the lake, find... Read More

$92.51
per adult

Lake Rotorua Parasailing  Adventure
Cut through the air as you parasail high above New Zealand’s second largest lake—Lake Rotorua, aided by Kawarau Jet, the world’s first commercial jet boat company. Fly free as you admire the beautiful natural scenery without worry and your expert... Read More

$23.13
per adult

Land & Lake Sightseeing Pass by Rotorua Travel NZ
This sightseeing pass gains you access to some of the most majestic attractions in New Zealand's North Island. Witness Agrodome's world-famous sheep show, enter Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park and the Te Puia hot pools, and take a cruise on a... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

$125.67
per adult

Legends Of Rotorua Sightseeing Pass by Rotorua Travel NZ
Experience Rotorua's best with this sightseeing pass that gains you entry to some of the area's premier attractions. Witness Agrodome's world-famous sheep show, enter the Te Puia hot pools, and choose between the Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park and Paradise Valley... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

$84.81
per adult

Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience
Combine an authentic Maori cultural experience at Mitai Maori Village with a guided bush walk to see exotic glowworms and sacred Fairy Spring, then visit New Zealand's largest kiwi conservation center at Rainbow Springs. Read More
Mount Tarawera & Orakei Korako Floatplane by Volcanic Air Safaris
Attain a unique perspective of Mount Tarawera, Frying Pan Lake, and the deep valley Orakei Korako - leaving from the water and flying through the sky in a floatplane. Listen as the propellers spin and you are raised high... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

2 hours 30 minutes

$350.78
per adult

Mount Tarawera & Waimangu Floatplane Tour
Explore the beautiful landscaped surroundings of Mokoia Island and Mount Tarawera and learn about their cultural significance and history. View the Waimangu Thermal Valley in all its glory and the vibrant Inferno Crater alongside Frying Pan Lake. Read More

$165.76
per adult

Mount Tarawera and Hells Gate Helicopter Tour
Glide by helicopter over the 5 major crater lakes to reach the dormant volcano, Mount Tarawera. Continue over picturesque Lake Okataina and land for a walking tour of Hells Gate—Rotorua’s most active geothermal area. Read More
Mount Tarawera Helicopter Flight with Landing by Volcanic Air Safaris
Climb through the clouds in a nimble helicopter and touch down on the rim of a massive volcano. Your thrilling tour of Rotorua’s dramatic landscapes includes a guided exploration of the most terrifying eruption in New Zealand's living memory. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

40 minutes

$296.82
per adult

Native Forest Canopy Tour by Rotorua Canopy Tours
Take New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour, deep in the lush forest of the North Island. This wilderness eco-adventure is a brilliant combination of excitement, education, and conservation—a must-do for wildlife lovers and a truly Kiwi experience. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$107.16
per adult

Raceline Karting by Off Road NZ
Experience an adrenaline rush in the driver's seat of a state-of-the-art, 4-stroke, 390cc Sodikart. Test your driving ability like never before as you speed down a track in Rotorua built specifically for fun and excitement. Read More

Categories: Adventures

30 minutes

$53.20
per adult

Rainbow Springs Nature Park Admission
Explore Rainbow Springs, New Zealand's largest and most successful kiwi conservation center. Wander through the paved pathways with native plant species, see live kiwis in an open environment, watch an entertaining bird show, and view the exotic tuatara—a descendant from... Read More

$30.84
per adult

Rangitiaki River Rafting Adventure
Combine spectacular scenery and great rapids for an awesome whitewater rafting adventure on the renowned Rangitaiki River. Spend an exciting ride maneuvering past steep gorges, huge boulders, and exhilarating rapids. Read More

$107.16
per adult

Rotorua City & Lakes Tour
Hop on the one-of-a-kind Duck, a repurposed World War II amphibious vehicle, and tour the city of Rotorua as well as the famous surrounding lakes. As the Duck takes you across land and into the water, uncover the rich history... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$52.42
per adult

Rotorua Volcanic and Geothermal Sightseeing Tour
Journey to the famous Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and discover Mother Nature’s wonders. Experience the natural world at its most dramatic, from hot springs and boiling mud pools to the eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$114.87
per adult

Scenic Helicopter & White Island Tour
Experience the magnificent bird’s eye view from a helicopter of New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the majesty of the crater’s rim before landing for a stroll through the remains of old sulfur mines. Read More
Shared Shuttle: Rotorua International Airport (ROT)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Rotorua International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Rotorua International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

$17.73
per adult

Shweeb Suspended Bicycle Ride at Agroventures
Get your legs pumping as you blast off on a pedal-powered contraption that combines monorail efficiency, bicycle mechanics, and science-fiction style. The only one of its kind in the world, the Shweeb may just be Rotorua’s most innovative ride. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

5 minutes

$37.78
per adult

Swoop Extreme Swing Ride at Agroventures
Pull the ripcord and feel the adrenaline rush on this super-sized swing adventure in Rotorua. Like a massive human pendulum, Swoop combines the motion of an innocent playground ride with the extreme thrills and plunges of bungee jumping. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

15 minutes

$37.78
per adult

Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Discovery
Discover the authentic Tamaki Maori village nestled in the lush Rotorua forest. Discover their unique culture, customs, and traditions, then feast on a delicious 3-course Hangi-cooked meal and witness the traditional Maori war cry, the famous Haka dance. Read More
Tarawera & Lakes Tour
Climb aboard the Duck, a World War II landing craft, to discover the Lakes of Rotorua. Explore the scenic Lake Okareka and discover its beautiful birds, the volcanic domes of Mount Tarawera, and the grave history of Lake Tarawera. Visit... Read More

$57.82
per adult

Te Puia Cultural Tour
Explore the best of traditional New Zealand culture. Wander the Maori village of Rotowhio, witness the geothermal valley with its mud and mineral pools, and glimpse the unique kiwi birds. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$44.25
per adult

Thrilling Lake Rotorua Jet Boat Ride
Feel the wind in your hair as you brave an exhilarating jet boat ride through rich historical landmarks, making sharp turns and hair-raising 360-degree spins. Pass by beautiful, Mokoia Island on your way across the world-renowned Sulfur Lake, also known... Read More

$57.05
per adult

White Island & Mount Tarawera Helicopter Flight by Volcanic Air Safaris
Powered by whirling propellers, take off into the skies for an unforgettable helicopter tour around White Island and Mount Tarawera. Depart the picturesque lakefront jetty and climb high above sublime volcanic peaks, expansive lakes, and gushing geysers. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

3 hours 30 minutes

$705.42
per adult

ZORB Globe Riding Activity
Experience the ZORB Globe: Bounce around inside a 12-foot (3.6 m) inflatable transparent globe, traveling head-over-heels down a hill. Depending upon your sense of adventure, you may choose either a dry or wet version of this original New Zealand sport.... Read More

$30.07
per adult

Zorbing Experience by OGO Rotorua
In 1994, a totally weird and wild activity was invented that involves rolling down a hill inside a large inflatable ball—zorbing. Join in on the fun as you jump into the air-filled ball and tumble down New Zealand's longest wet... Read More

Categories: Adventures

30 minutes

$34.69
per adult

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