Rotorua: Our Top 5 Tourist Attractions

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Rotorua has a multi-cultural population of around 70,000 people and is located around an hour south of Auckland city. Well-known as the heartland of Maori culture, Rotorua has plenty of excitement, adventure and culture to offer. Here are 5 of our recommended attractions, all easily accessible by rental car.

Polynesian Spa

Offering a choice of 26 hot mineral bathing pools and a selection of spa therapies, Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international hot mineral springs spa. Enjoy a selection of healthy, light meals and great coffee after your relaxing spa.

Skyline Rotorua

Located on the side of Mt Ngongotaha, enjoy spectacular views, great food and exciting attractions at Skyline Rotorua. Enjoy a Gondola ride 487m up Mt Ngongotaha, ride the Luge, dine at Cableway Restaurant and Bar, visit the souvenir shop plus many more exciting attractions.

Mt Tarawera New Zealand Volcanic Tours

The Mt Tarawera volcano is the sacred mountain of the Ngati Rangitihi tribe. Enjoy an exclusive guided walk exploring that main crater system while taking in view of the lakes and surrounding mountains. Bookings required.

New Zealand Riverjet

Jet boat down the Waikato River and through the Tutukau Gorge on this unique boating adventure. Enjoy the wildlife and native bush of the area while listening to the rich history of the region.

Tamaki Maori Village

Based on a true story, this exciting Maori cultural performance is sure to please. Featuring arts and crafts, song, performing arts and a traditional Maori feast, the “Journey of Ages” is an experience like no other. Performances nightly.

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New Zealand Rent A Car has a variety of reliable Rotorua rental cars to get you around, wherever your visit to Rotorua takes you.

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