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What To See & Do

For all trips, tours and excursions around the Rotorua region, please contact the friendly staff at Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park Rotorua who can make all the necessary arrangements. Allow yourself plenty of time in Rotorua – there is more to do and experience than you realise!!

Polynesian Spa

In the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal region lies Polynesian Spa, a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat, on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua.

Specialising in a range of health and wellness treatments, Polynesian Spa has a decadent spa therapy menu. From Aix spa therapies to body wraps, massage and facials, Polynesian Spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature’s gift.

Reviving the body inside and out, the recently renovated café offers a wide range of healthy treats. 

Wai-O-Tapu

Explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic park. Walks through this unique geothermal area take between 30 and 75 minutes and provide a wide range of amazing photo opportunities at features including the world famous Champagne Pool, naturally coloured hot and cold springs, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. 

Buried Village

NZ’s #1 visited working archaeological and heritage village showcasing stories and displays of the world famous Pink and White terraces, the 1886 Eruption of Mt Tarawera and resulting devastation of the Te Wairoa settlement. The village includes an award winning Museum exhibition, over a 1-km trail through archaeological sites and a very breath-taking short walk to the beautiful Te Wairoa waterfall, a 35m high falls that connects the sacred Green Lake through to the majestic Lake Tarawera.

Whakarewarewa Living Maori village

Take part in the tradition of being an honoured guest at Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village.

Discover the unique geothermal landscape of Te Whakarewarewa Valley.  See the boiling hot pools and bubbling mud, and learn how the residents utilise and respect the ever-changing forces beneath the land.

Enjoy a geo-thermally cooked Hangi meal and take part in the daily cultural performances, featuring the famous Māori Haka.

Mitai Maori Village

An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori Culture, leaving you inspired as well as entertained. Learn about our history, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance, followed by a spine-tingling haka finale. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting where you will see warriors in traditional dress padding a waka (ancient canoe), and don’t miss your only opportunity to see glow worms in the Rotorua area.

Red Woods

Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest is just five minutes drive from the city centre. Here you can experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world. Not to mention taking in superb panoramic views of Rotorua City, Lake and surrounding district. If you love the outdoors this area is for you! Entry to the forest, tracks and the Redwoods i-Site & Visitor Centre is FREE.

Blue Lake walk and Glow Worms

This beautiful walk is a 5.5km loop and takes roughly 1½ hours. You can start directly in front of the park and walk either way.  There is a lookout point at the back of the lake where it is possible to view both the Blue and Green Lakes. Along the walk there are several spots to stop at and admire the view. Ask reception about the Blue Lake Glow Worms, well worth a nightly visit. We can even give you a Flash Light.

Kayaking

We have kayaks for hire! Get out on the water and explore the beautiful Lake Tikitapu, right across the road from the park. We have single and double kayaks available for hire throughout the Summer months, talk to our friendly Reception staff about hire today!

Skydive Taupo

Aboard their unique plane, you will take a spectacular scenic flight as a window-framed taste of the view to come. Reaching height the door opens and the adrenaline kicks in. With your heart in your throat and your blood rushing through your ears, you jump…

You’ll free-fall at 200km/h! Make sure you keep your eyes open – you can now see from the East to the West Coast; from White Island to Taranaki; the gorgeous Tongariro National Park and the clear waters of Lake Taupo.

Agroventures

Conquer fears and discover new limits by launching into action at New Zealand’s ultimate adventure hub! Pick your adrenalin buzz from the dare defying Swoop hurtling through the air at 130kph, to feeling G-force’s akin to Formula One Racing with the Agrojet on a purpose built water course. Harness your inner superhero on the Southern Hemisphere’s only Freefall Xtreme flying on a giant wind column, leap over the edge on the 43m high bungy and race on a world first human powered monorail track in a Shweeb.

River Rats

River Rats Raft and Kayak are one of New Zealand’s most professional and well-known rafting companies. They have over 30 years experience in providing customers with quality adventures, and pride themselves on their safety-first culture and attention to detail.
They offer rafting on the Kaituna (Grade 5) - Awesome with a 7 metre waterfall, Wairoa (Grade 5) - Wild (dates available on request), Rangitaiki (Grade 3-4) - Adventurous, fun & beautifully scenic, and on the Rangitaiki (Grade 2) - Scenic and great for families.

Canopy Tours

Fly through the trees with New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour, and enjoy a 3 hour wilderness experience in native New Zealand forest on the outskirts of Rotorua.
Be amazed by the conservation story, and the threats to native New Zealand wildlife. 

The series of bridges, ziplines, treetop platforms and trails make for an experience not to be missed. During the tour you will be suspended up to 45m above the ancient forest floor, a place often reserved for those with wings.

OGO

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with OGO Rotorua, where
the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably. Owned and operated by the Kiwi inventors, discover
the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track at 350m and the smooth and fast 250m double Straight
Track. Ride with water or without water – the choice is yours!

Skyline

Famous for a reason, Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday. Home to the ultimate Gondola and Luge experiences, there’s a raft of activities to keep you entertained. From the thrilling Zoom Zipline, Sky Swing and Mountain Bike Gravity Park to out-of-this world stargazing, tranquil nature trails, wine tasting, dining and shopping experiences.

Rainbow Springs

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and meet the creatures who call this great land of ours home.

Each day the park run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of their favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.

Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing Bird Show.

White Island Tours with Pee-Jay

Climb aboard Pee-Jay for a 6 hr adventure to White Island – 50km off the shores of Whakatane. White Island is an off shore volcanic island with a vibrant landscape of hissing fumaroles, lava bombs, glittering yellow sulphur crystals, unusual rock formations and hot thermal streams…En-route to the island you have the opportunity to view the Gannet Colony (summer only) and the site of a historic mine. Transport pick up is available from Rotorua to Whakatane.

Rotorua Taylors Tours

For those travellers who would like to take a break from finding their own way around, we recommend Taylors Tours who can provide various sightseeing packages around Rotorua, Taupo and the Bay of Plenty. The ‘Rotorua-in-a-Day Tour’ includes Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, Waimangu Thermal Valley, Te Puia, Agrodome and Rainbow Springs. Alternative afternoon options can take in the Blue and Green Lakes, Lake Tarawera Lookout and the Buried Village.

Volcanic Air – Rotorua’s Volcanic Air Tour Specialists

Some of the more popular flights available are the ‘City Flight’, ‘Crater Lakes flight’, including a city flight plus 5 major crater lakes including the Blue and Green lakes (approx. 15 minutes). The  ‘Mt Tarawera Volcano flight’ -  Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886, creating an 8km long volcanic rift along its summit, the magnitude of which is only appreciated when viewed from above.

Rotorua Duck Tours

Combine learning about a historically significant area with the thrill of riding in New Zealand’s only genuine operating WW2 landing crafts. Beginning in the heart of Rotorua, you’ll see historic buildings, hot springs, geothermal wonders and more. Then, head out to Blue Lake, our most recreational lake, and Lake Okareka – nestled in the heart of a vibrant community – for two fun Splashdowns. The kids will love it!

HeliPro

HeliPro scenic flights and excursions feature Rotorua's remarkable volcanic landscape. HeliPro offer exclusive landings on Mt Tarawera, as well as guided walking tours on White Island (active Volcano). Other sights include their renowned thermal reserves and stunning lakes districts.

All tours include in-depth commentaries and are designed for maximum passenger comfort and scenic value. Their spacious executive style helicopters offer the largest capacity in this region. 

Blue Lake (Lake Tikitapu) Reserve

The reserve is located opposite Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park Rotorua and is an ideal spot for families to enjoy the beautiful clear waters of the Blue Lake. The lake is very popular for water sports such as water skiing, jet skiing, rowing and power boat racing. The surrounding area has hosted multi-sports events including Xterra, The ‘She’ Triathlon event for women and Half Iron Man events.

Whakarewarewa Forest & Mountain Biking

From amateurs to experts, across the country and around the globe all agree that with more than 130km of trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest, mountain biking in Rotorua is a must.

We have mountain bikes available to hire from the park, with 1 hour, 3 hour and full day options. Talk to our friendly Reception staff about hire today!

Te Puia (NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute)

Situated five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors featuring the world famous Pohutu Geyser, Māori cultural performances, live Kiwi, boiling mud pools, and native bush.

Te Puia is also the home of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of the traditional Māori skills of carving and weaving for future generations.

Hell's Gate

Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Spa is Rotorua’s most active geothermal park and only place to truly experience the unique geothermal mud that put Rotorua on the map. Experience a guided tour, unique mud bathing, hot sulphur spas, Miri Miri massage and more at Hells Gate! Complimentary interactive activities include woodcarving and geothermal mud foot pools for a soothing foot soak. With shuttle transfers three times daily from central Rotorua.

Tamaki Maori Village – Maori Cultural Experience

Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, amazing re-enactment, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting as we relive significant events within our Pre-European history!

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