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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.


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.

  • Waimungu Volcanic Valley

    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

  • 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.

  • Matariki

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


Family entertainment

  • Skyline

    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.

  • Agrodome

    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.

  • 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

Tamaki Maori Village

  • Full traditional Maori welcome, Village experience.
  • Maori guide to instruct you on protocol.
  • Discounts available with your reservations through B-K's Rotorua Motor Lodge. Ask us now
  • Includes free transfers to and from B-K's Rotorua Motor Lodge.

Skyline Gondola & Luge

  • View Rotorua’s most spectacular panorama views.
  • Taste the magic cruisine in the Cableway Restaurant.
  • Thrill experience on a choice of 3 amazing luge tracks.
  • Experience the sky swing and 4D motion theatre.
  • Discount voucher available for gondola and luge

Wai-O-Tapu/Lady Kno

  • Lady Knox geyser erupts daily reaching heights of up to 20 mts
  • Colourful ‘Champagne’ pool with spectacular boiling mud - Huge volcanic craters.
  • HOT DEAL including 10% discount voucher and family concessions with all bookings through BK’s Rotorua Motor Lodge