7 Top Attractions in Rotorua

7 Top Attractions in Rotorua

Welcome to the captivating city of Rotorua, a destination known for its remarkable geothermal wonders, rich Māori culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes.

From exploring geothermal reserves and experiencing traditional Maori culture to immersing yourself in Middle-earth magic, Rotorua offers an array of unforgettable adventures. Whether you’re seeking thrilling outdoor experiences or cultural immersion, this itinerary has something for everyone.

Let’s dive into the top attractions in Rotorua!

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve

Begin your Rotorua adventure at Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, where you’ll witness the power and beauty of nature firsthand. Marvel at erupting geysers, steaming fumaroles, and bubbling mud pools as you wander through the otherworldly landscapes.

Experience the healing properties of the unique mud baths and sulphurous spas, immersing yourself in a truly therapeutic experience.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Next, venture to the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, a surreal geothermal wonderland showcasing vibrant coloured pools, erupting geysers, and intriguing volcanic formations.

Explore the famous Champagne Pool, Devil’s Bath, and Lady Knox Geyser, which erupts with impressive force. Don’t forget to witness the mesmerizing eruption at exactly 10:15 am, an event you won’t want to miss!

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

For a more relaxing experience, head to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, where you can unwind and rejuvenate in soothing thermal mineral pools.

Immerse yourself in the warm waters, surrounded by lush native bush. Indulge in the therapeutic benefits of the pools, perfect for relaxation and unwinding after a day of exploration.

Te Pā Tū

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Māori people at Te Pā Tū. Experience an authentic Māori cultural performance showcasing traditional song, dance, and storytelling.

Participate in interactive activities like haka performances, weaving demonstrations, and learning about the traditional hangi cooking technique. This immersive cultural experience offers a deep understanding of the Māori way of life and their connection to the land.

Skyline Rotorua

For panoramic views and adrenaline-pumping fun, visit Skyline Rotorua. Hop aboard the scenic gondola ride and ascend to the top of Mount Ngongotaha. Once there, you can enjoy thrilling activities such as the Skyline Luge, a gravity-fueled carting experience suitable for all ages.

Indulge in delicious cuisine at the Stratosfare Restaurant, where you’ll savour breathtaking views while enjoying a mouth-watering meal.


Venture into Middle-earth with a visit to Hobbiton, the enchanting movie set from the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. Immerse yourself in the magical world of hobbits as you wander through the lush green hills and charming hobbit holes.

Take a guided tour and learn fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the films. Capture memorable photos in front of the iconic hobbit holes and enjoy a refreshing drink at the Green Dragon Inn, immersing yourself in the whimsical atmosphere of Hobbiton.

Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest

Embark on an enchanting journey through the Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Traverse the network of walking tracks, and marvel at the towering Californian Redwoods that create a serene and picturesque atmosphere.

Explore the forest by foot or bike, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of this magnificent natural playground.

At the end of each day, retreat to the picturesque setting and friendly service at Tasman Holiday Parks – Rotorua

After a day of exploration and adventure, you’ll want a comfortable and family-friendly accommodation option to relax and rejuvenate. Look no further than our Rotorua Holiday Park, offering a range of accommodation options suitable for families.

From spacious cabins and self-contained units to powered and non-powered campsites for those with caravans or tents, Tasman Holiday Parks provides a convenient and welcoming base for your Rotorua adventure. Enjoy the park’s amenities, including communal kitchens, BBQ areas, our own mineral pool and playground, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay for the whole family.

With its abundant attractions and centrally located accommodations at Tasman Holiday Parks – Rotorua, this is truly a destination that will leave you with unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey in the captivating city of Rotorua!

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