Looking to spend some time in Rotorua and make the most of what it has to offer? This geothermal paradise is one of New Zealand’s top tourist attractions, and for good reason. Rich in Maori culture, full of geothermal springs and full of freshwater rivers, there are lots of things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand.

In this post, we’ll look at all the activities you could plan for a fun-filled day spent in Rotorua.

Learn About Maori Culture

Visit a traditional Maori village to get a proper introduction to Maori culture and its spiritual and sacred practices. You can also go on Maori guided culture tours that take you through the local Rotorua landscape with a great in-depth look into the local culture and traditions. Don’t miss out on entertaining cultural performances at the famous thermal attractions scattered around Rotorua.

Visit Thermal Attractions

The area of Rotorua in New Zealand is well known for its boiling lakes, hot pools, mud baths, steaming vents, hot springs and more geothermal attractions. Visit various thermal parks, spas and mud pools around Rotorua for wild rides, relaxing swims or even cooking! Well known geothermal attractions include:

  • Te Puia
  • Hell’s Gate
  • Kuirau Park
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley
  • And more!

Kayak Or White River Rafting

With its natural freshwater rivers, you can enjoy many adrenaline-filled activities like white water rafting and kayaking. Rafting enthusiasts or first-time rafters can take part in organised tours. You can kayak or raft through waterfalls and epic rapids of Rotorua’s many rivers, including:

  • Kaituna River
  • Wairoa River
  • Rangitaiki River

Visit The Skyline Gondola Or Canopy Zipline

Enjoy Rotorua from a different view and enjoy the Skyline Gondolo for the whole family or a canopy zipline through the lush New Zealand landscape. The Rotorua Skyline, situated high up Mt Ngongotaha, offers the skyline luge, stargazing, wine tasting, sky swing, ziplines, mountain biking and more, all from this central location!

Ready to enjoy Rotorua the fun way and book a river rafting action-packed ride? This is one of the best things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand. Our team at Kaituna Cascades have been in the river rafting business for 30 years and provide a fun and safe rafting experience for all! Book this epic experience today!