From geothermal wonders at Kuirau Park located within the city center, to fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the pastel silica terraces of the Wai o Tapu valley, Rotorua is a haven for wellness enthusiasts. This town, situated in North Island is an active lifestyle destination for outdoor adventures, holistic excursions, and cultural encounters, thanks to its fantastic surroundings around a natural crater lake. Whakarewarewa, a living geothermal village with hundreds of hot springs, and the famous Pōhutu geyser, also offers Māori cultural experiences including a traditional hāngi feast, Tā moko tattoo art, and local handicrafts. Enjoy loop walks around Lake Tikitapu, long hikes to the Rainbow Mountains, tree canopy boardwalks, ziplining, fantastic mountain biking trails in redwood forests, and rafting on the Class 5 rapids of Kaituna river, among others. Amid all the action, explore urban parks, working farms, native bird conservation centers, the historic buried village of Te Wairoa, and Mount Ngongotaha that affords a bird’s eye view of the Bay of Plenty in North Island!
Wellness & Relaxation
Te Wairoa Village
Recommended New Zealand Tours
Places: Auckland (2 days) → Rotorua (2) → Napier (2) → Wellington (2) → Blenheim (1) → Abel Tasman National Park (2) → Kaikoura (1) → Christchurch (1) → Mount Cook (2) → Wanaka (1) → Te Anau (2) → Queenstown (2) → Te Anau (2)
Tour Highlights: Volcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & Wine, Wellness & Relaxation, Adventure...
B-K’s Rotorua Motor Lodge is a stylish hotel that brings together the appeal of modern comforts and great location in Rotorua. Situated with easy walking distance of the town center, this lodge is just five minutes away from the recreational hub of the thermal area, golf course and racecourse.
Millennium Hotel Rotorua is an international eco-friendly hotel that is just 10 minutes away from the airport. Conveniently located, it is a stone's throw from the city center and is right next to the stunning Lake Rotorua and Polynesian Spa.
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is a tranquil property located right on the Lake Rotorua. Conveniently situated, it is a short 15-minute drive away from the airport and enjoys proximity to the bustling Central Business District.
Robertson House (B&B) is a charming colonial hotel that is a short walk away from the city center and a ten-minute drive away from the airport. Built in 1905, the century-old heritage property has been carefully restored to retain its historic charm.
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is an international lakeside property that is a short 10-minute drive from the airport. Conveniently located, it's within walking distance of the well-known Polynesian Spa complex and several other points of interest in the city.