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Rotorua is the home of traditional Maori culture and is known as New Zealand’s ‘Thermal Wonderland’ with its natural geothermal parks. Rotorua has so much to do, from trout fishing on Lake Rotorua, enjoying a Maori concert and hangi meal, to taking the Luge ride down Mt Ngongotaha, if you dare! You can see and do it all easily with a rental car from our Rotorua car rental branch located in the city centre.
Before you go any further, make sure you learn about the best things to do in Rotorua, as well as Rotorua adventure activities. We’ve also put together a guide to Rotorua cultural activities, if you’re more of a museum wanderer than extreme adventurer. Finally, check out these interesting facts about Rotorua, as well as the history of the region.
Take a closer look at some of Rotorua’s top activities and attractions, all accessible by rental car:
The Rotorua Museum is one of the most popular attractions in town, and is conveniently located in Government House, which overlooks a traditional garden. Learn more about Rotorua at Government House Museum.
Taking a walk through the Whakarewarewa Forest is like stepping back in time thousands of years. The immense redwood trees in the forest are closely related to species that existed since prehistoric times.
The Rainbow Springs in Rotorua are naturally occurring freshwater springs, which bring an immense volume of fresh, pristine water to the surface. Enjoy a nature walk in the surrounding area and see magnificent waterfalls as well.
Get in touch with nature and enjoy an exciting adventure when you go rafting down the Kaituna River. This popular visitor attraction allows you to navigate the twists, turns, and gorges of the River from inside an inflatable boat.
Rotorua is home to a large amount of geothermal activity, which has resulted in a number of natural hot springs and geysers developing over thousands of years. Make use of the unique geothermal nature of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing soak (or massage … or both!).
One of the most popular tourist draw cards in Rotorua is Mt Tarawera. Once responsible for the largest volcanic eruption in New Zealand’s history, you can now safely climb to the top and peer into its immense crater.
Step back in time and experience the prehistoric feel of Echo Crater. Although the waters are too caustic to swim in, you can still get up close and personal to the immense power (and strong smell!) at Echo Crater.
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