Things To Do In Rotorua.

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AGRODOME

The World Famous Agrodome is a must see for any visitor to Rotorua. Home to the multi-award winning Agrodome show, an exciting and informative insight into NZ agriculture. Visit the Woollen Mill, Shearing Shed and Dog and Whistle souvenir store to complete your visit. 

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Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 

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AGROVENTURES. 

Agroventures Adventure Park is New Zealand’s one and only ultimate adventure playground. Boasting five unique NZ adventures all in one location, where they really do have something everyone – from families, friends, couples, speed demons and adrenaline junkies to choose from. 

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1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 

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BURIED VILLAGE.

Experience an award-winning museum, recreated pioneer cottage, Maori whare and excavated sites is a must-see. The scenic nature trail includes a walk to a stunning waterfall. The excavated village offers a first-hand insight into the chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted. 

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1180 Tarawera Rd, RD5, Rotorua 

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CANOPY TOURS. 

New Zealand’s ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour, this is the ultimate eco-tourism adventure! Embark on a magical three hour journey through virgin native forest as you traverse our network of ziplines, walking trails, swingbridges and tree top platforms at heights of up to 22 metres above the forest floor! 

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Headquarters 173 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua

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HAPPY EWE CYCLE TOURS. 

Happy Ewe Cycle Tours uses bicycles to give you a complete overview of Rotorua from a cultural, geothermal and historical perspective. I’ll share with you the cities amazing history, take you to the best photo spots, and show you Rotorua from a local point of view.  

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Rotorua i-Site 

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MITAI. 

An authentic introduction to Maori culture - see your traditional hangi meal being lifted from the ground, learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). 

Be captivated by displays of weaponry and combat coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance and a haka finale. 

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196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 

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MOUNTAIN JADE. 

The free Jade carving tour at Mountain Jade is called “The Magical Beauty of Jade” tour and runs daily at 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua. The tour takes approximately 20 minutes and bookings are not necessary. You will get to learn about jade & see the carvers at work.  

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1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua 

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PLANET BIKE.

Planet Bike is a small, friendly company, based in the action packed centre of the North Island – Rotorua! Rotorua has some of the best mountain biking on the planet. 

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8 Waipa Bypass Road, Whakarewarewa Forest 

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SILVER FERN SPA STUDIO

Soothe your mind, body and soul at the Silver Fern Spa Studio. Our spa studio is the ideal place to unwind, relax and take time for yourself. We use natural New Zealand products to complete your spa experience to allow your mind, body and spirit in to a feeling of pure bliss. 

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326 Fenton Street

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POLYNESIAN SPA.

Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international day spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing, sumptuous and picturesque lake views. 

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Lake End Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 

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RIVER RATS.

Experience the world’s highest commercial waterfall with an unforgettable rafting adventure! River Rats was established in 1982 and has been offering quality adventures for nearly 40 years. It is a family-owned business. 

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Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 

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RAINBOW SPRINGS.

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and Kiwi Encounter is a unique must-see experience. Located on site at Rainbow Springs, Kiwi Encounter is a unique scientific attraction allowing you an insight into the entire process of kiwi conservation – from kiwi egg collection, incubation, hatching and then raising of the kiwi. 

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Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 

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ROTORUA DUCK TOURS.

Rotorua Duck Tours, a unique attraction specialising in introducing Rotorua’s rich history and viewing some of its spectacular scenery. Rotorua Duck Tours offer amphibious sightseeing tours that are like no other and are centrally located in Rotorua city, Central North Island New Zealand.  

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Departure from 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 

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ROTORUA NIGHT MARKET.

Every Thursday evening from 5pm enjoy the boutique style shopping experience, the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce from local growers. Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine (including Croatian, Indian, French, Italian pasta and of course local kai) and be entertained by local musicians. 

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Lakefront

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SKYLINE SKYRIDES LUGE.

The Luge is an exciting ride for all ages. A world ‘first’ proudly designed and built in Rotorua, the Luge is a fun filled ride on a three-wheel cart. The unique braking and steering system provides the rider full control and allows them to travel as fast or slow as they wish.  

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185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 

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TE PUIA

Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute is home to the internationally renowned Pohutu geyser, the National carving and weaving schools and the world famous Whakarewarewa guides. 

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Hemo Road, Rotorua 

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THE REDWOODS WHAKAREWAREWA FOREST. 

Escape into the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets. Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods it is just five minutes’ drive from the city centre. Experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world. 

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Redwoods Visitor Centre, Long Mile Rd, Rotorua 

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VOLCANIC AIR SAFARIS. 

Volcanic Air Safaris is conveniently located on the shores of Lake Rotorua and offer an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and float plane air tours. Take a flight over Mt Tarawera. View from above the dramatic and spectacular destination of Rotorua. 

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Rotorua City Lake Front 

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WAI - O - TAPU THERMAL WONDERLAND. 

Thousands of years in the making, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area. Walk past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations.  

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Wai-O-Tapu Loop Rd, Off State Highway 5, Rotorua

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WAIKITE VALLEY

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to go to experience the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring, the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in NZ. The waters cascade into the main splash pool, toddlers beach area, the sit and soak pool and the luxurious Tranquil Garden pool. 

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Waikite Valley Road, RD1, Rotorua 

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WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY

Formed in 1886 by the massive eruption of Mt Tarawera, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world’s youngest geothermal system showcasing spectacular geothermal activity including the world’s largest hot spring. Easy walks take you through an eco-system re-establishing after total devastation. 

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587 Waimangu Road off SH5 (main Rotorua - Taupo highway)