The Redwoods Forest
Walking & Hiking
The Redwoods has literally hundreds of kilometres of free walking and hiking tracks to explore. Grab your free map from the visitors centre and find your way around some of our spectacular forest trails.
18 Sparkling Lakes
Enjoy any one of our 18 sparkling lakes in the Rotorua Lakes District. Book one of our lakefront properties and experience the luxury of having the water right on your doorstep.
Grab your rod and head out on a fishing charter to catch that trophy rainbow or brown trout. Rotorua has some of the most productive waters in the country so give it a go!
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Rotorua is well known as the home of mountain biking in New Zealand. Come and experience our trails for yourself – they truly are some of the best in the world!
Pōhutu (‘poor-hoo-too’) is the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere. She erupts once or twice every hour and sometimes reaches heights of 30 metres (100 feet). Pōhutu means ‘constant splashing’ in Māori.
BUBBLING MUD POOLS
Bubbling mud pools can be found all over the city, bubbling and plopping away. The steaming bursts of mud reach temperatures of up to 95°C (about 200 °F). Sit and watch them for a while – they’re mesmerising.