• Rotorua

Rotorua Holidays

Rotorua holidays take you to a beautiful stretch of landscapes, known for their fascinating Māori cultural attractions and geothermal parks. It’s home to 18 lakes, relaxing spas and hiking and biking trails perfect for explorers. 

Those wanting to understand some of New Zealand’s fascinating culture will love beautiful Rotorua. Spend a day immersing yourself in Māori community life, with exhibits and cultural shows where you can watch traditional dances. Take to Lake Rotorua and explore the clear waters by kayak or boat, or head below ground to discover caves lit up by glow worms. If you prefer to simply relax, geothermal spas offer mud baths with spectacular views. 

Get into nature with Rotorua holidays

At Hayes & Jarvis we have over 65 years of experience in planning spectacular luxury holidays. We offer expert local knowledge combined with hotels and tours in 60 counties to bring you the best of both worlds.

Spend your holidays in Rotorua exploring the natural geysers and enjoying a traditional Hangi feast with the Māori on our New Zealand Getaway tour. Alternatively, try our Rail, Cruise and Coach Grand Pacific tour and take a gondola to the Cableway Restaurant for breakfast before watching a sheepdog trial and seeing the geysers in action in Te Puia. Our New Zealand Splendour trip allows you to see the protected kiwi birds in their native habitat, as well as seeing some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings.


Destination Highlights
  • Explore 18 lakes
  • Visit a Maori village
  • Try hiking and mountain biking
  • Relax in a mud bath
  • Ride the monorail
  • Enjoy Eat Street

Time Zone

+13 hours GMT

Flight Time

London Heathrow to Christchurch is approx. 24 hours with 1 stop in Singapore, or other destination. A connecting flight is required from Christchurch to Rotorua


New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Visa Information

UK citizens or passport holders do not need visas for trips up to six months



Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for the latest recommendations

Rotorua Attractions

  • Wine Tasting

    For a relaxing day spent immersing yourself in the beautiful natural landscapes of Rotorua, take a wine tasting tour at one of the local vineyards. The Volcanic Hills Winery overlooks the valley and Lake Rotorua below and can be reached via cable car. The volcanic hills give the wines a rich and unique flavour, and guests can also enjoy local gourmet dishes.

  • Te Puia, Rotorua

    Te Puia

    This protected geothermal valley is a fascinating centre for Māori culture. Spend the day admiring the geysers and bubbling mud pools and see the endangered kiwi bird in its native bush. Learn to create your own clothes using Māori tools and methods, before watching a dance show. Finish the day with a feast consisting of meats and local produce cooked in pits dug into the warm earth.

  • Thermal Pools and Spa

    Rotorua is home to thermal parks caused by dormant volcanos in the area. Spend a day of relaxation in the bubbling mud pools, before heading inside for a massage, manicure, pedicure and a range of other treatments. The warm pools are said to have relaxing and healing powers, caused by the minerals present in the water.