Weekend Visit To Rotorua
Take a look at these amazing Rotorua attractions to keep the whole family entertained during a weekend visit to Rotorua.
The geothermal city of Rotorua is a magnet for travellers, who come to discover volcanic phenomena and learn about New Zealand’s Maori culture. Below are two attractions not to miss when here for a weekend.
Experience a cultural experience like no other. Journey back to a time to experience ceremonial rituals, powerful performance of traditional song and finish of your evening with a traditional Hangi feast cooked underground like the generations before. Meet the tribal people of the area and hear their amazing story of their past.
The Buried Village is the most visited archaeological site where the story of the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption comes to life. Learn about the small village of Te Wairoa which was devastated by the eruption. The village has now been uncovered to allow visitors a first-hand look into early Maori and European settlements.
A visit to Rotorua would not be complete without checking out the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Here we highlight two places that should be on everyone’s bucket list when visiting.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley:
The geothermal volcanic valley features include the world’s largest hot water spring, colourful geothermal terraces and steaming volcanic crater lakes. Only 20km from downtown Rotorua, enjoy easy walking and hiking in native bush and a boat ride on the lake.
Escape to Polynesian Spa to relax in the soothing geothermal waters in Rotorua. Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua lies 28 mineral hot pools fed by two natural hot springs for a combination that both nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches and pains.
Rotorua is an outdoor adventurer’s dream destination offering a vast number of adventure activities in a highly concentrated accessible area.
Jump into a giant ball filled with lukewarm water and feel the exhilaration as you roll down a specially designed track for optimum adrenaline. Zorbing allows you to join your friends and get rolling down together in one Zorb. Afterwards, jump into the awaiting hot tubs to recover.
The Skyline Rotorua Luge is a thrilling gravity fuelled ride for all ages and abilities and one of the top things to do in Rotorua. Jump into a specialised Luge cart, select your track, then take control as you zoom down the Luge. Then catch the Luge chairlift back to the start zone and do it all over again – once is never enough! The Luge is the ultimate fast-paced, fun activity that everyone will love.
These are just a few of the secrets you can discover in Rotorua. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best sights and attractions – buy one of our great value Super Passes before you visit Rotorua!