About Rotorua

Rotorua is a volcanic playground set amongst rainforests that have stood the test of time, surrounded by pristine lakes and alive with steaming landscapes, bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers.

The Spa of the Southern Seas combines thermal bathing and outstanding spa facilities with exhilarating adventure products, world-class mountain biking, dramatic sceneries and a rich heritage in New Zealand’s cradle of Māori culture and history. Let the people welcome you to Rotorua, New Zealand’s coolest hot spot.

Family Fun in Rotorua

Explore Rotorua, a nature lover’s playground set amidst a geothermal and volcanic wonderland. A place where modern life is infused with ancient Māori traditions and where adventure and relaxation are offered in equal measure.


Sail some of the 18 pristine lakes from atop a luxury yacht, or get closer to nature and kayak to rejuvenating, natural hot springs. Hike through forgotten forests, hidden under the canopy of millennial trees. Gaze up from a mountainside, the uninterrupted night sky unfolding before you with the light of a million stars.


When adventure beckons, tackle the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall; or challenge yourself in the Whakarewarewa Forest on the best mountain biking trails south of the equator. World-class adventure attractions provide the ultimate thrills, walk the summit of a dormant volcano or zip line through rainforests filled with sounds of birdsong.

Experience authentic Maori culture and feel the manaakitanga (hospitality) of the Te Arawa people who have greeted visitors to the region for centuries. Share in the culture and traditions of this rich and powerful heritage; from the celebrated haka, tradition of carving and weaving to modern-day design and architecture.


Soak in world-renowned curative waters, bathe in mineral enriched mud, and experience traditional Māori massage to the backdrop of a geothermal wonderland dotted with crater lakes, erupting geysers and boiling mud pools.


Connect with the locals and enjoy year-round outdoor dining and entertainment. With a huge selection of accommodation catering for all budgets, Rotorua will leave lifelong memories for any traveller, whether they arrive with just a backpack or depart by helicopter.

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Rotorua is an adventure playground with a great range of activities to enjoy for any age.