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Things to Do in Rotorua

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Rotorua and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Rotorua activities? We have 84 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Rotorua 4WD Bush Safari Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Priced From: USD 71.88


Get out of your comfort zone on this challenging 45-minute 4WD Rotorua adventure. Negotiate waterfalls, daunting lunges, tunnels and more on this awesome experience.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Rotorua Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 10 minutes
Priced From: USD 37.05


Hang on as you are driven over impossible terrain in complete safety with your driver. On the Rotorua 4X4 10-minute thrill ride you'll climb and descend near vertical slopes and tilt over to an angle that has every part of your body holding tight.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Quad Biking Adventure from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 62.98


Capture the views over Lake Rotorua and beyond during a guided quad bike tour from Rotorua. You're provided with a safety briefing and practice ride along with full gear for your 30- or 60-minute ride. Bump along old forestry tracks through native bush and stop at various lookouts along the way.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 43.72


Enjoy this memorable and spiritual combo experience situated only a 5 minute drive from central Rotorua. You will take part in two activities with a fully guided off-road, 4WD buggy adventure as well as visiting a traditional Maori Village giving an authentic introduction to the Maori culture, stories plus seeing Maori warriors paddling in an ancient warrior canoe.

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Adrenaline & Extreme

Claybird Shooting from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 48.16


Experience the thrill of claybird shooting with our qualified instructors. There are a range of guns available, including 12 gauge, pump action and semi auto shotguns. All safety gear is provided. Our facility is set in the stunning native bush overlooking beautiful Lake Rotorua. Travel up Mount Ngongotaha to the shooting facility in our Land Rover - an experience not to be missed!

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Adrenaline & Extreme

Zorb Zydro Experience in Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 18.52


Experience zorbing with the world's original Zorb company, rocking out in Rotorua since ages ago! Enjoy the best value ball rolling experience with the Wet Zorb Zydro Experience for one person. Choose from one of the three track styles (Fast Lanes, Zig Zag or the World's first and only 'DROP' Track).Zorb offers a safe and fun experience for the whole family, starting from ages 6 and up. Have fun... Read More

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Adrenaline & Extreme

OGO Rotorua Inflatable Ball Ride

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 25.93


Take a wild and wacky ride in an Outdoor Gravity Orb (OGO) down a straight or curvy course. Slide around inside the inflatable ball in a water bath for a new type of thrill. Before you set off, your instructor explains how to ride in the OGO and enjoy the twists and turns as the ball rolls downhill. You will also get a hand-held go pro to document your ride. Choose from three different runs that promise lots of laughs and fun.

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Air Tours

Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 174.13


Fly high over breathtaking volcanic landscapes on an unforgettable 30-minute seaplane flight from Rotorua. See New Zealand's world-famous volcanic scenery as you fly over spectacular Mt. Tarawera, the Blue and Green Lakes, and the gurgling geysers of Whakarewareewa Thermal Reserve. Flying at a time... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Rainbow Springs Entrance Ticket

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 29.64


Bring the family to see New Zealand's shy national icon, the kiwi bird, and enjoy unlimited rides on the Big Splash water ride at Rainbow Springs. Your all-day entrance ticket to Rainbow Springs includes a visit to New Zealand's most successful kiwi conservation center, Kiwi Encounter, and a live bird show.

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Attraction Tickets

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park Pass

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.01


At Paradise Valley Springs visitors of all ages can interact closely with a range of New Zealand`s wild animals, native birds, farm animals and trout, as well as view and get up close to a large pride of African Lions. Our wildlife park is set among beautifully maintained New Zealand native bush, offering easy walking along flat accessible walkways in all types of weather.

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Attraction Tickets

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.93


Entrance into Rotorua's most active geothermal park featuring a self-guided walkway lined with unique geothermal wonders and interactive opportunities.

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Attraction Tickets

Rotorua 18-Hole Garden Mini Golf Admission Ticket

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 11.86


Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf in a New Zealand garden paradise. See giant roaming bunnies around the course for a novel experience. Find waterfalls and fish ponds full of fat goldfish and see native trees alive with New Zealand bird life, all enhanced by floating bubbles and fantastic music. The night golf experience offers up millions of twinkling lights, fog, and lasers to make for a truly unique mini golf... Read More

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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 38.53


Experience the culture and history of Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Set in a stunning geothermal location with steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers, Te Puia celebrates New Zealand's Maori traditions. See a native kiwi bird, watch world-famous Pohutu... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 24.08


Explore one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. From the visitor center, walk at your own pace on trails that lead past bubbling mud pools, huge volcanic craters, steaming lakes and natural hot pools in a surreal range of colors. Learn about the volcanic activity that created this area from informative displays along the trails, and receive a complimentary souvenir... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 25.93


Enjoy an authentic Maori cultural experience at Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village set in the geothermal region of Rotorua. A local guide takes you on a tour of the village's highlights and shares stories about the way of life, history, craft traditions and land, including the famous Pohutu... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 33.34


Enjoy a 4-hour self-guided mountain bike ride through Rotorua's spectacular Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest, located just 5-minutes from the city centre. With over 160 kilometers of twisting and turning mountain bike trails it's no wonder that this has quickly become one of the top riding... Read More

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Bungee Jumping

Rotorua: Bungee Jump at Agroventures Adventure Park

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 73.68


Take the ultimate leap of faith and throw yourself off New Zealands best value bungee jump at the Agroventures Adventure Park in Rotorua. Fall more than 140 feet into the scenic landscape of Paradise Valley and earn exclusive bragging rights!

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 214.89


Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit the Lake Tarawera lookout and see boiling mud pools and hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. Along the way, you'll learn all about volcanology, New Zealand's stunning flora and fauna, and Maori history from your naturalist guide.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 114.85


Explore the technicolor hot springs of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a guided half-day tour of New Zealand's most extensive geothermal site. Walk along well-groomed trails that skirt volcanic craters and natural hot pools in a surreal range of vibrant colors. Witness the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser and take in the highlights of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Small-group tour limited to a maximum of 12 people... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Discover Rotorua Morning City Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 116.34


Discover Rotorua's leading attractions on this five-hour morning tour. Highlights include the bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers at the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, carving and weaving demonstrations at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rainbow Springs and a hands on farming experience at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Upgrade your touring to include a Rotorua Skyline Gondola ride or a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 85.21


Spend an afternoon exploring New Zealand's Maori culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages. You will learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols new and old, with a guided visit to Te Puia, Rotorua's premier cultural centre.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

From Auckland: Waitomo and Rotorua Deluxe Full Day Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 249.33


Discover the spectacular geothermal region in New Zealand on this deluxe 13-hour tour from Auckland. Explore the Waitomo Caves with glow worms, learn about farming in Rotorua, enjoy a Maori cultural performance, and admire the breathtaking scenery.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

From Rotorua: Half-Day Hobbit Movie Set Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 81.87


Explore the Hobbit movie set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy on this half-day tour from Rotorua. See how New Zealand's landscape was transformed into the famous Hobbit holes of the Shire. Hear inside stories on the making of the blockbuster films.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 190.53


Marvel at New Zealand's natural wonders and see the Hobbit holes of The Shire first-hand. Explore geysers and mud pools; see Kiwi and other native wildlife; discover Maori culture and visit the Hobbiton movie set on this fun-packed tour.

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Cultural Tours

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 88.92


Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori 'hangi' feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori Village where your local guide will escort you on a cultural journey to the 'marae' (Maori village), the life force of New Zealand's indigenous people. Take the opportunity to engage in an evening of local customs including a traditional Maori dinner feast.

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Cultural Tours

Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake : Agrodome Farm Show : Day Tour Around Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 146.72


Combine some of New Zealand's most popular attractions on this full-day small group tour from Rotorua.<br /><br />Begin with a drive through the lush countryside heading to the infamous Lady Knox Geyser which regularly erupts every day at 10:15AM.<br /><br... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Kawarau Jet Rotorua and Mokoia Island Combo

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 73.36


Located in the middle of Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island is the site of one of our countries most famous love stories of Hinemoa and Tutanekai ,and was the home of some of our most notorious Maori warriors and tribes.<br /><br />It is of particular interest to Geographers as it is a Rhyolite Lava Dome rising up to 180 meters above the lake surface.<br /><br />The Island is a wildlife sanctuary and... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 86.70


You and your small group can enjoy Te P’, an indigenous evening experience, operating daily from 6pm to 9pm. The night includes a traditional welcoming ceremony (p’whiri) and an intimate 45-minute M’ori concert performance. Enjoy a mouth-watering banquet of authentic... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 103.00


A comprehensive personalised 1 hour encounter through Ohinemutu Village – educated in protocols and history while absorbing the landmarks of this region.  View the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and St Faiths Church; learn about the customs, protocols, and legends. Following... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 85.96


Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry, Haka, coupled with the grace of the poi dance. Learn about carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth, view our glow worms in their natural... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 140.05


Enjoy this memorable and spiritual combo experience situated only a 5 minute drive from central Rotorua. You will take part in two activities with a fully guided off-road, 4WD buggy adventure as well as visiting a traditional Maori Village giving an authentic introduction to the Maori... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Mitai Maori Village Ancient World Experience

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 29.64


Uncover New Zealand's rich Maori heritage with a 1-hour 15-minute guided tour of the Mitai Maori Village in Rotorua. Accompanied by a Maori guide, you'll learn more about the culture and beliefs of the Ngati Whakaue tribe, get to drink from the sacred spring, and discover the ancient practices of fishing, weapon making, and natural medicine.

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Day Cruises

Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 32.60


Cruise the waters of scenic Lake Rotorua on a modernized replica of a Mississippi River paddlewheel steamboat! Enjoy a delicious, gourmet meal about this luxury vessel! See Lake Rotorua's signature sights including Kawaha Point, Sulfur Bay and mystic Mokoia Island, as well as the Rotorua's... Read More

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Day Cruises

Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 62.98


You haven't seen Rotorua until you've seen it from a Duck! Jump on one of New Zealand's only World War two landing crafts for an experience like no other. On top of being unique this tour is a great way to get an introduction to Rotorua or even further your knowledge. Even locals leave with new and... Read More

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Day Spas

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 55.57


Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa at Rotorua's most active thermal park.

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Day Tours in Rotorua

Discover Rotorua Morning Sights

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 07:25)
Priced From: USD 122.89


See some of Rotoruas best sights including the geysers at Te Puia and the flora and fauna of Rainbow Springs. Then watch a sheep shearing display at the Agrodome show

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Day Tours in Rotorua

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Day Tour Rotorua to Auckland

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 07:45)
Priced From: USD 197.14


Enjoy a day trip from Rotorua to Auckland through across lush rolling farm landscape to the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

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Day Trips

’Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 84.47


<em>Lord of the Rings</em> trilogy fans – return to the lands of Middle-earth and the Shire on this fascinating half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua. See the working sheep farm that movie director Peter Jackson turned into the village of Hobbiton for his... Read More

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Day Trips

Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 178.58


Travel from Rotorua to Auckland and discover one of New Zealand's top attractions on this 7.5-hour tour of the Waitomo Caves from Rotorua. Travel through the beautiful Mamaku Ranges and discover the scenic countryside of Waikato. Admire local highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade's leafy canopy.... Read More

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Day Trips

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 152.65


Explore the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves, discover the galleries and lofty chambers and take a boat ride through the Glowworm grotto – lit up by thousands of tiny living lights.

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Day Trips

Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 25.56


Like rain in England, leprechauns in Ireland and moose in Canada, there's one thing most people associate with New Zealand - sheep! That's why no trip to Rotorua would be complete without a visit to The Agrodome and the chance to interact with New Zealand's friendliest animals.

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Day Trips

Thermal Wonderland Geyser Link Shuttle Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 58.54


Experience a half or full-day tour from Rotorua to the Geothermal wonders that the region is famous for. Your options include half or full-day tours to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and/or Waimangu Volcanic Valley. You may also add on the Hobbiton Movie Set tour in the... Read More

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Day Trips

Waitomo Wanderer- Day Trip from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 206.00


A full-day tour which combines two of New Zealand's most iconic attractions in a fun tour from Rotorua. The 45-minute Waitomo Glowworm Caves excursion is one of New Zealand's oldest and most recognized attractions. Continue to Hobbiton where you will get immersed in to the Movie Set location in a 2-hour tour of Hobbiton - you don't need to be a Lord of the Rings fan to love this. Enjoy all of this in the capable hands of your... Read More

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Day Trips

Rotorua City Tour and ’The Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton Movie Set

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 196.36


Experience Maori culture, see the wildlife and natural wonders of New Zealand, and explore the magic setting for the 'Lord Of The Rings' movie trilogy on this action-packed full-day tour from Rotorua. In the morning, tour three of Rotorua's top attractions: Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute,... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 73.36


“How would you like that cooked’” will never sound the same after lunch in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Enjoy a meal cooked over steam vents, an ancient Maori technique that is still used today. As your lunch is being prepared, enjoy a 2.5-hour guided tour of Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, to gain insight into the traditional Maori lifestyle. Try your hand at weaving with... Read More

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Duck Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 50.39


Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water!

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Eco Tours

Rotorua Forest Zipline Canopy Adventure

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 110.41


Soar through a beautiful Rotorua forest canopy on this exciting zipline tour! Enjoy amazing views of the New Zealand landscape as you whiz through the trees on a zipline suspended 72 feet (22 meters) high. Safety equipment is included, and your knowledgeable guides will teach you about New Zealand's forest environment and preservation.

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Family Friendly Tours & Activities

Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 22.23


Enjoy the spectacular panoramas over Lake Rotorua and the city as you ride in a gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha. At the summit, you can choose to take the gondola back down the mountain or go for an exciting luge ride on one of three purpose-built tracks.

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Half-day Tours

Tribal Footprints Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 100.03


<strong>Half day afternoon   </strong>pickup 1PM from city centre acc, bus stationTake a 4hr journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi “. Learn about the history of the pink and white terraces and the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. Visit:<br... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 40 minutes
Priced From: USD 292.69


Follow the eruption trail of Mt. Tarawera on a helicopter tour that includes a landing on the volcano. Best viewed from the air, the rugged landscape of this geothermal wonder is set amid a series of crater lakes. You'll take off from Rotorua and soar above the Northern Lakes district, listening to commentary about the region's history and geology from the pilot-guide. Then take a 20-minute walking tour for up-close photo ops... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

White Island Helicopter Flight and Volcano Walking Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Priced From: USD 663.19


Fly by helicopter to White Island, and slip past steaming volcanic vents and colorful sulfur formations on a guided walking tour. Soaring north from Rotorua over the Northern Lakes district, you'll enjoy aerial views of the active crater before landing on its lunar-like landscape. Then get out to... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Full Day Hiking in Whirinaki forest

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 218.59


Let our guides show you hiking at its best and experience one of New Zealand's best one day walks. Whirinaki forest is an icon of NZ ecology. It is simply the best example of lowland podocarp forest left on earth. These forests are renowned for huge ancient trees, rich biodiversity, rare birdlife and stunning scenery.<br /><br />We'll pick you up fro your accomodation at 9.00am and return around 4.00pm. A... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 25.19


Experience New Zealand's most visited archaeological site, and hear stories of the 1886 Mt. Tarawera eruption. This guided tour features a range of historical exhibits nestled in the scenic New Zealand landscape. Visitors can take peaceful walking trails and discover the life stories of the inhabitants whose fates were intertwined with the volcanic eruption. Discover the legacy of the Pink and... Read More

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History & Heritage Tours

3-Hour Tamaki Maori Village Tour at Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 85.59


Journey to the outskirts of Rotorua to a Maori village, nestled in an ancient forest. Observe the ceremonies, traditions and history through dance, presentations and a buffet meal during your trip into the heart of Maori culture.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours 40 minutes (starts at 07:25)
Priced From: USD 212.50


See three of Rotoruas iconic visitor attractions experience Te Puia a place of Maori culture explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park then see NZs agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome. The afternoon takes you across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque farm that was transformed into The Shire from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed.

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Horseback Riding

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes or 1 hour
Priced From: USD 29.64


Hop into the saddle and experience the best of New Zealand's great outdoors on this 30-minute or 1-hour horse trekking adventure from Rotorua. Choose the start time to suit your schedule, then follow a guide on horseback into the countryside around Mt. Ngongotaha. Explore green paddocks and working farmland, and enjoy fine views over Lake Rotorua in the distance. This tour includes all safety gear plus pickup and drop-off at... Read More

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Jet Boat Tour of Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 62.98


Let a jet boat driver take you on a 30-minute adrenaline blast around Lake Rotorua. Visit iconic landmarks and hear the history of the area while you experience the thrill of speed and spins aboard the powerful boat. Select from multiple departure times throughout the day; spray jackets included.

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Lake Rotorua Hot Springs and Jet Boat Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 92.62


Enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of Jet Boating with a relaxing soak in one of New Zealand's most stunning locations.

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Waikato River Jet Boat Blast

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 50 minutes
Priced From: USD 85.21


Get the jet boat experience of your dreams at the best possible price with our Scenic Blast. Our friendly driver will cruise down the mighty Waikato River, allowing you to take in all it's beauty. The driver will happily educate you on the wildlife and native New Zealand birds in the area. They have exciting stories up their sleeves about the Maori tribal wars from New Zealand natives hungry to claim this beautiful... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 110.41


Spend a memorable evening on a kayak tour of Lake Rotoiti with an expert guide. Visit natural hot springs and glowworm caves, and enjoy plenty of time for a relaxing soak, swim, and barbecue dinner. After your meal, paddle into lakeside caves to see glowworms and <i>Koura</i> -... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools and Glowworm Cave Kayak Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 96.33


Take a kayak tour on Lake Rotoiti, one of New Zealand's most beautiful mountain lakes. You'll paddle with an expert guide to a cave lit by glowworms, then continue to a relaxing pool connected to nearby hot springs. Soak in the natural thermal waters as you take in the beautiful scenery of New... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Private All-Inclusive Luxury North Island Tour of New Zealand

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 844.74


Private charter small group tour!<br />Experience New Zealand and some of its most popular attractions, during this 3-day all inclusive luxury guided excursion. <br /><br />Your adventure includes five-star accommodations and premium transport in a 2016/17 Luxury Mercedes vehicle.... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 125.23


Dare to try the latest New Zealand jet boat experience invented by fun-loving adventurers’ Start with a scenic boat ride to reach a narrow section called The Squeeze where you wade in shallow water past a number of obstacles. Then arrive at a waterfall with thermally heated waters for a natural spa treat. On the return, your driver kicks the jet boat into high gear for an adrenaline-fueled ride complete with spins,... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 132.64


Zip around Rotorua on a jet boat, passing through majestic Tutukau Gorge on your way to the geothermal reserve at Orakei Korako. Some of the most active geysers in New Zealand bubble and boil at Orakei Korako, and you get to walk around the park to see its otherworldly beauty up close. When it's... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Waikato River Jet Boat Ride

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 147.46


Marvel at New Zealand's volcanic geology as you see the steaming cliffs of Rainbow Mountain, the boiling mud pools near Wai-O-Tapu and the gushing geysers of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park. Wrap up on the Waikato River with a jet boat ride full of high-speed tricks and turns that will make you... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Rotorua Bird Watching Adventure

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 258.61


As passionate conservationists we'll take you out of our way to discover birds you have never seen. A full day birding adventure checking out a few sites to maximize your chances to see a range of endemic New Zealand birds. We explore arguably New Zealand's finest forest and seek out rare birds in their natural habitat.&nbsp;<br>Join this tour for a completely unforgettable adventure with the kings of the... Read More

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Obstacle Courses

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in the Bay of Plenty

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 31.86


High excitement, stomach churning and a great confidence builder. Test your skills on an Adrenalin Forest aerial obstacle course. Located among natural surroundings in the Bay of Plenty and within a 20 minute drive from either Rotorua or Tauranga. Adrenalin Forest courses feature over 100... Read More

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Other Water Sports

White-Water Sledging Adventure

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 80.77


Regardless of skill level, you are bound to have the experience of a lifetime on this white-water sledging adventure from Rotorua. White-water sledging — also called riverboarding or hydrospeeding — lets you take charge of your own vessel as you twist and turn down the rapids while propelled by the flippers on your feet. Trained guides are available on the Okere... Read More

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Parasailing

Parasailing on Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 62.98


Soar up to 400 feet (120 meters) in the air above stunning Lake Rotorua. See what the birds see and get a 360-degree, unobstructed view of the surrounding area. Solo or tandem options are available for this 30-minute parasailing activity, which includes a 10- to 12-minute flight. No prior parasailing experience is necessary.

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Rotorua and Te Puia including Maori Cultural Show from Tauranga

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 109.67


Join this 8-hour shore excursion from Tauranga to Rotorua which includes Kiwifruit Country, Okere Falls, Te Puia, Pohutu Geysers, a Maori cultural show, our native kiwibird, and traditional carving and weaving. Rotorua is in one of the most active volcanic areas of the world and provides a unique... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour Including Tauranga and Mt. Maunganui

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 80.77


While you're in Port of Tauranga, explore the geothermal landscapes beneath the earths surface on this 6.5-hour Rotorua sightseeing tour. An overview of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui see beautiful beaches and million dollar homes plus visit a Kiwifruit orchard including a Tour and fruit tastings before... Read More

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Sightseeing & City Passes

Half Day Adventure Pass

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 103.00


Famous for a reason, Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday. Home to the ultimate Gondola and Luge experiences, there is a raft of activities to keep you entertained. From the thrilling Zoom Zipline, Sky Swing and Mountain Bike Gravity Park to out-of-this world stargazing, tranquil nature trails, wine tasting, dining and shopping experiences.The Skyline Rotorua complex is just... Read More

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Theme Park Tickets & Tours

Agroventures Adventure Park

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 36.31


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Tours around Rotorua

Discover Waitomo Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 07:45)
Priced From: USD 168.12


Enjoy a return day trip from Rotorua through across lush rolling farm landscape to the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

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Walking Tours

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 110.41


Experience the majesty of Mt. Tarawera, infamous for its volcanic eruption in 1886. This guided 4-hour trek encompasses the stunning landscape and unique history of the area. You'll follow a winding trail to the crater's edge for a panoramic view of the geothermal area. Travel by 4WD vehicle from central Rotorua hotels.

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Walking Tours

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 28.53


Explore New Zealand's geothermal landscapes at your own pace on this independent  Waimangu hiking tour. Follow rugged hiking trails through the Waimangu region, and take in top natural attractions like Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake, and Lake Rotomahana. Trek past bubbling mud pools and... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 77.80


Kaituna River features grade 5 rapids plus the awesome 7 meter (21 feet) Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Take the ultimate thrill ride on this Kaituna River white water rafting tour.

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White Water Rafting

Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 103.00


Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Rangitaiki River. Rapids are mostly grade 3 with one grade 4 rapid. The trip consists of fun bouncy rapids running through a beautiful river valley featuring stunning views of native and plantation forest.

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White Water Rafting

Rangitaiki River White Water Scenic Rafting from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 103.00


Enjoy Rangitaiki River and it's spectacular scenery on this grade 2 white water rafting tour. Laid back fun, this river has spectacular scenery, including cascading waterfalls tumbling into the river, beautiful forest views and sheer rock gorges clad in native bush. The gentle rolling... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.95


Raft through 14 rapids including cascades ranging from 3 to 22 feet (1 to 7 meters), including the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Pass through steep, bush-clad canyons and New Zealand native forest, ideal for rafting enthusiasts and first-timers alike. River guides provide a full safety briefing with quality clothing and equipment for this 3.5-hour white-water adventure on the Kaituna... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 62.98


Spend three adrenaline-crammed hours white water rafting down the Kaituna River on this tour from Rotorua. Start at a spot where wild waters meet subtropical rainforests and canyons engraved in the earth. Raft past beautiful cascading waterfalls, including the stunning Tutea Falls, and even take the opportunity to do some adventurous cliff diving. This tour is good for novice and expert rafters.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Blueberry Orchard and Winery Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.01


Discover all there is to know about blueberries with a 1-hour orchard and winery tour at Mamaku Blue. Tour the blueberry orchards; learn about the harvesting, sorting, and packaging processes; and meet with the wine-maker to sample an array of blueberry wines, juices, and liqueurs.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Rotorua Airport Arrival Transfer - To Hotels

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 21.49


Let the drivers collect you from the Rotorua Airport and drop you off at your accommodation doorstep. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Rotorua Airport Departure Transfer - From Hotels

Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 21.49


You will be collected from your accommodation doorstep and transferred to the Rotorua Airport. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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