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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

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Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a short, guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. Soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$359.89
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$359.89
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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

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Even on the cloudiest night, the New Zealand glowworm lights up the darkness in a lucky few spots across the country. This short evening bush-walk departing from Rotorua involves a short drive, a walk through picturesque native bush and the chance to see these increasingly rare creatures. Tack this tour onto the end of a thrilling day in Rotorua instead of hiring a car for an almost two-hour drive west to visit the exceedingly popular Waitomo Caves. This is one of the easiest ways to experience Aotearoa’s unique glowworm habitats.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.31
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.19
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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Soar above the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Mt. Tarawera on seaplane flight from Rotorua. The expert pilot-guide navigates over the Steaming Cliffs and the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then returns via the Blue and Green Lakes and the bubbling geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Experience the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake, with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.10
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.14
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

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Treat yourself to a 1-hour therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa package at Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Located in one of Rotorua’s most active geothermal zones, Hells Gate features mud bath treatments that leave your body rejuvenated and skin smooth. Have the option to cool off with a dip in waterfall pools after your treatment, and enjoy the ease of round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.37
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua at your own pace on this self-guided Waimangu hiking tour. Follow winding hiking trails through Waimangu — the world’s youngest geothermal system — and marvel at the scenery you find. Admire unique geothermal features including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and Lake Rotomahana, and enjoy breathtaking views over hot springs and steam vents throughout the forest and grasslands. Along the way, gain insight into the geothermal activity from your guide sheet and watch for the native plant and animal life for which Waimangu is famous. Enjoy a much needed rest and take advantage of the shuttle bus to return you to the start at the end of your hike.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise

Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise

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Harken back to the bygone era of steamboats and luxury travel with a 1-hour breakfast or lunch cruise aboard the only paddlewheel boat on Lake Rotorua. This authentic replica of a Mississippi River paddle boat takes you to notable sights such as Sulfur Bay, Kawaha Point and Mokoia Island while you enjoy a buffet meal. A glass of wine, beer or juice is included with lunch. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand

Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand

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While in Rotorua, take a wild and wacky ride in a ZORB ball. You’ll love ‘orbing’ downhill as you slide around inside an inflatable ball. Choose from three different runs — a straight slope, a multipoint harness or a curvy water ride — and get instruction before enjoying twists and turns. Document the latest thrill with a provided hand-held go pro, and relax between rides in the on-site hot tubs.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.40
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

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Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Massage and Wellness

Massage and Wellness

Step into Rotorua Thai Massage and treat your body to stress relief and rejuvenation. Rotorua Thai Massage is conveniently located in the Rotorua CBD, New Zealand near Starbuck's and Quest Rotorua Hotel. The Rotorua Thai Massage team pride itself on bringing an ancient healing technique to the residents and workers of Rotorua to facilitate muscular rehabilitation and general wellness. The Thai massage and wellness provides different massage options, including Thai massage, Foot Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Remedial, Hot Stone, and Facial treatments. Our Qualified Thai therapists have more than 10 years of experience we are one of the best massage places in Rotorua. Whether you’re feeling run down or are suffering from injury, book in at Rotorua Thai Massage today to refresh your mind, body, and spirit.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.42
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What people are saying about Seasonal & Special Occasions in Rotorua

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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
"Incredible trip well looked after by pilot. Amazing place and the size of the rift is a must see. A lot of work done by local iwi to clean up noxious weeds etc. Mt. Tarawera looks great."..."
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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
"A very fun, informative and different adventure. Went with kids ages 11 and 7. Face to face with glow worms and got to within meters of a wallaby and more. Stephen very personable and fun and loves what he does. Easy pick up from hotel. Great torch collection (!) and interesting how to get close to animals using them."..."
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience
"Awesome experience, a special place steeped in history. Frank and Dan were friendly, fun, knowledgeable and patient. I would love to have spent the whole day up there and walked further."..."
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
"Absolutely beautiful, what an experience we enjoy every minute of this wonderful flight...a really must do in a life time!!!!!"..."
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
"Great Fun Family Activity with awesome guides and knowledge of the river and area. A must do for the bucket list. Definitely recommend this trip!"..."
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
"Had a really great experience, we added a 30 minute massage to our trip. We came out squeaky clean and relaxed"..."
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
"Wow this is sooo amazing. The information and the girls that took us are awesome. Big thank u to Jesse and Ash. From Tina and Lynda"..."
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu
"Definitely worth the visit Morning is best when the weather is cold A lot more visible steam rising Easy walk down and the benefit of getting the bus back up"..."
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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise
"Our host and captain was super nice! Only two families aboard on that November morning so we received extra attention. Great food. Definitely worth the cost! Cloudy and overcast but then the sun popped out. Some of our best pictures were from this morning on the boat!"..."
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Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand
"Thought it would be scary but it was so much fun!! The video and photos made for a better addition and memory"..."
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
"Super Friendly People and nice horses. The view was just absolutely georgous and we had a very nice groupe leader with whom we talked nicely. A definite would recommend."..."

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