This is your opportunity to ‘Do Something New, New Zealand!’ Stay for the weekend and experience Rotorua’s stunning geothermal landscapes, sparkling lakes and beautiful forests.
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Rotorua is classed as one of the world’s best mountain biking destinations by the International Mountain Biking Association and is so highly regarded it is home to the Crankworx Rotorua biking festival. A wide range of trails can be experienced in Whakarewarewa Forest, Skyline Rotorua and many other top options, view more information here.
Its not all about mountain biking, you can hire cruiser and e-bikes and view the beautiful local thermal areas on the Te Ara Ahi trail by bike.
Rotorua is renown as the best place to experience the traditional customs, practices, and beliefs of our indigenous Māori people. Take the opportunity to gain insight into the people who have inhabited this geothermal area for more than 200 years through tours, performances or paddling a waka. Review the many fantastic options here.
Spa and Wellness
The hot, mineral-rich geothermal waters and mud in areas of Rotorua are revered for their healing properties. Stop and take a break, relax and rejuvenate in one of the amazing spa and wellness options in the region, from traditional Māori mirirmiri and romiromi treatments to the Polynesian Spa or the QE Health Wellness & Spa complex. Check your options here.
Lakes, Rivers and Walks
Rotorua is well known for its 18 lakes and three major rivers. There’s plenty of ways to enjoy them through swimming (if you are keen in June!), fishing, water sports, jet boat rides, as well as the more low key, but very picturesque, options of lake and riverside walks.