Explore the Rotorua Region
Leave the ordinary world behind and explore a place where the hazards on the local golf course are bubbling mud pools. Watch a geyser erupt, pick your way around steaming hot pools, or visit one of the geothermal spa complexes for a relaxing soak or Maori massage. Then take in one of Rotorua’s many cultural experiences, from a soul-satisfying forest walk with a Maori guide to a stirring powhiri followed by dinner cooked in a traditional Maori hangi.
Rotorua Busy lakeside town with a deep cultural heart in a geothermal setting. Lake Rotoma Peaceful lake popular with New Zealand campers.
Visit a geothermal park to see active geysers and bubbling mud pools. Watch a kapa haka performance by local Maori. Soak away your evening in a hot thermal pool. See real kiwi birds at a wildlife park. Sample fun – and sometimes hair-raising! – adventure activities. Fish for trout or go boating in a Rotorua lake.
Otherworldly features such as bubbling mud pools are commonplace in Rotorua. The region makes the most of these eye-catching natural features with a number of popular visitor areas that allow you to get up close to the region’s most spectacular geothermal wonders in safety.