5. MITAI MAORI VILLAGE
Spend an evening being immersed in indigenous Maori culture at Mitai Maori Village. View warriors paddling an ancient waka (war canoe), savor a traditionally cooked Hangi (earth oven) meal and enjoy an authentic Maori performance.
4. WAI-O-TAPU THERMAL VALLEY
Made over thousands of years, Wai-o-tapu Thermal Valley is a fascinating landscape of geothermal color and energy. Admire the bright orange and turquoise ‘champagne’ pool, bubbling mud, impressive volcanic craters, steaming fumaroles and bright silica terraces.
3. HELL’S GATE
One of the most active thermal parks in Rotorua, Hell’s Gate is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hot water waterfall. Make the most of the healing properties found in geothermally-heated mud baths and more.
2. WARM EMBRACE OF MAORI CULTURE
Gain an insight into Maori culture and the myths & legends of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley at Te Puia. Home to the iconic Pohutu Geyser as well as the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving, enjoy live Maori cultural performances as well as a live kiwi bird sanctuary.
1. MOUNTAIN BIKE RORUA REDWOOD FOREST
Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa Forest Track, which winds its way through the biggest Redwoods in the country, was recently voted the best mountain biking in the Southern Hemisphere by Red Bull. A mountain biking haven, there’s a track here to suit everyone’s abilities.