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Stay with us, and we'll help you see all the local Rotorua attractions!

If you are unfamiliar with New Zealand, or even Rotorua, don't stress about having to find out about all the local Rotorua attractions - we can help!

From the Rotorua thermal attractions to Rotorua tours and events to attractions for the kids, we can help you find all the top rated Rotorua tourist attractions - and even help out with discounts when we can!

To truly enjoy all of the wonderful things that Rotorua has to offer, we recommend staying at least 3-4 nights.

We are always happy to help out with any enquiries regarding our Motel rooms and accommodation specials - just give us a call on 0800 BK MOTEL.

Local Rotorua attractions and activities

We have brochures for all of the below attractions, and can provide a booking service if required.

Geothermal attractions

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Located 20 minutes south of Rotorua is home to the Champagne Pool and the Lady Knox Geyser that erupts daily at 10.15am.

Waimungu Volcanic Valley

Created in the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886 Waimungu is the world’s youngest geothermal area.

Orakei Korako

Known as the hidden valley and featured in AA’s 101 must see and do’s in New Zealand. Possibly the best thermal area in New Zealand.

Te Puia

New Zealand’s premier Maori cultural centre and home of the world famous Pohutu Geyser. The Pohutu Geyser is currently the most active it has been for a number of years.

Hells Gate
The fiercest of the geothermal areas featuring hot-water lakes, New Zealand’s largest mud volcano and the largest hot water waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a unique cultural way of living in one of the few untapped natural geothermal fields in New Zealand.

Hot pools and day spa’s

Polynesian Spa
The Polynesian Spa is one of New Zealand’s oldest international attractions and a must do when visiting Rotorua. Therapeutic pools and spa treatments to suit everybody.

Waiora Spa & Mud Spa The highly acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa offers a range of New Zealand spa therapies so you can relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul with the unique “NZ Cultural Spa Regime.”

Waikete Valley Hot Pools

Bathe in 100% natural clear geothermal waters with temperatures ranging from 36°C – 40°C. Take a stroll on the Eco trail, which takes you to Te Manaroa Spring. Located 25 minute south of Rotorua, ideal for a day trip.

Spa at QE

A wide range of spa treatments are available.

Cultural Experiences

All with courteous pick up and return transport:

Tamaki Maori Village
New Zealand’s most awarded Cultural encounter! Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, cultural performance,
storytelling and Hangi feasting!

Mitai Maori village
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Includes a cultural performance and hangi feast.

Te Po Indigenous Evening Experience

Te Puia’s evening cultural experience with a feast of storytelling, entertainment and Maori cuisine with a farewell at the Pohutu Geyser.

Centrally located in down town Rotorua features a cultural performance and hangi feast.

Family entertainment

Ride the gondola up to Cableway Restaurant on Mount Ngongotaha. At the top enjoy the view or ride the skyline luge, the sky swing or take a trip in the 4d motion theatre spaceship.

Rainbow Springs

Set in 22 acres of parkland Rainbow springs is home to a wide range of animal life including large wild trout, tuatara and the kiwi.


Experience the world famous sheep show, go on an organic farm tour or see a shearing shed in action.

Paradise Valley Springs

Set in tranquil native bush see a huge array of animals this park has to offer, featuring Lion feeding at 2.30pm every day. You may even get to pat a lion cub.

Rotorua Duck Tours

A fun trip in a world war 2 amphibious vehicle on a couple of local Rotorua lakes. Great for the kids.

Historical attractions

Rotorua Museum
Discover Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape & legendary figures in this ‘must see’ museum.

Buried Village
A place of exceptional beauty has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Mokoia Island Eco Tour
Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences welcomes visitors to this sacred island where it is possible to embrace the nature of New Zealand and appreciate a very special part of Rotorua.

Adrenalin activities

Guaranteed to get your heart beating faster, for the young and the not so young at heart. 

Take your pick from jet boating, white water rafting, horse riding, off roading, flights or just rolling down a hill in a big ball it’s all here for you to do. 

Check the following list for whats of offer:
  • Agroventures (Agrojet, Freefall Extreme, Swoop, Schweeb, Rotorua Bungy)
  • Zorb
  • Ogo
  • NZ Riverjet
  • Rapids Jet
  • Kawerau Jet
  • Huka Falls Jet
  • Kaituna Cascades rafting and kayaking
  • Kaitaki Adventures - Raft-it & Sledge-it
  • Raftabout
  • River Rats
  • Wet & Wild Rafting
  • Helipro
  • Volcanic air safaris
  • Off road karts and quad zone
  • Off Road NZ
  • Horse Trekking Lake Okereka
  • Paradise Valley Horse Riding

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