North Island, NZ

Rotorua – Things to do

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.