Walking, running, mountain biking, horse riding at whatever level you like- It’s all here in this magnificent forest and right in the town
Rotorua Canopy Tours
New Zealand’s only native forest zipline Canopy Tour.
A 3 hour eco adventure deep into an environment only a privileged few will ever see. You will not see any of the tree or plant species on the tour in any other country on earth. 500 year old giant trees, native birds, monster tree ferns and perching plants dominate this incredible example of untouched virgin New Zealand wilderness.
The journey takes you over a 1.2 kilometre network of ziplines, walking trails, tree to tree swing bridges and tree top platforms at heights of up to 22 metres above the forest floor. The highlight for many is the jaw dropping 220metre “Tui Song” zipline. Drop out of the canopy of a 500 year old Rimu tree and fly over a long forgotten valley to a landing platform hidden in the distance.
Rotorua Duck Tours
Climb aboard a Rotorua Duck and experience Rotorua from land and water. These bright yellow vehicles were once used in World War 2 as military landing crafts and can travel on both land and in water. Discover the Rotorua City and Lakes Tour which takes guests on a tour of the town centre, followed by a plunge down into the lake. Or take the Tarawera and Lakes Tour and explore Lake Okareka, followed by a trip out to the Blue Lake, the Green Lake and Lake Tarawera. The journey includes a commentary or the history of the area. Bring your camera!
Have the time of your life on the Kawerau Jet, speeding across Lake Rotorua. Experience ‘speed, thrills and adrenalin’ as you power around the lake on our bright yellow boat. Choose a combo package and add a cruise on a 53 foot luxury catamaran on Lake Rotoiti to your experience. Or soar through the air above Rotorua on a scenic helicopter flight, go white water rafting or visit Temuera Morrison’s lodge. Another option offered is parasailing. Float above Lake Rotorua for 10 minutes, enjoy the stunning scenery and relax.
Off Road NZ
Off Road NZ is your haven for exciting 4 wheel drive adventures in Rotorua. Take the 4WD Bush Safari and test your fear factor as you navigate through a number of obstacles including a tunnel, waterfall and luge. Or hang on tight for the Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride as you descend near vertical slopes! The company also offers sprint car racing, clay bird shooting, archery and golf.
Off Road NZ have now opened their new Raceline Karting operation. Years of planning and development by the Rotorua Kartsport International Development Trust ( who built and own the 1.2Km long, 8m wide A-rated outdoor Kartsport circuit ) have paid off for their associate partners Off Road NZ, who own and operate the fleet of 20 brand new 390cc 4 stroke Sodi Karts for public use. Drivers will be amazed at the speed of the karts and the owners say
Raceline Karting offers an adrenalin buzz like no other.
For the ultimate white water rafting experience, Raftabout Rotorua is the perfect choice! Raft grade 3, 4 and 5 rivers, including the Kaituna Waterfall, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (7m). Join a group and pile into our rafts or take to the lower area of the Upper Kaituna River on one of our individual sledges, slap on your flippers and you’re ready to go! Raftabout activities provide a great team building opportunity for groups. Improve communication, strategizing, productivity and give everyone something to talk about on their coffee break! Your team will love it. Package deals are also available with other Rotorua attractions, such as the Te Puia hangi and concert, horse trekking, Off Road NZ, Agrodome activities, skydiving and more!
Unique and unforgettable scenic flights around Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty are HELiPRO’s specialty. Come face to face with White Island, an active island volcano off the east coast of New Zealand or soar over Mount Tarawera and the Blue and Green Lakes, which are simply stunning. HELiPRO operate from Te Puia, Agrodome Park and Skyline Skyrides for your convenience when visiting some of Rotorua’s top tourist attractions. Combination packages including other Rotorua attractions are available also
Rotorua is Mountain Bike Heaven. Just minutes from the Town Centre is the Whakarewarewa Forest. The forest trails have made Rotorua the mecca of New Zealand Mountain biking, attracting thousands of people from all over New Zealand and the world, each year. Wind and weave your way through a lush forest of towering Redwoods, Radiata Pine, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus and Larch. Awesome water, mountain and thermal scenes break through the undergrowth, urging you on.
Rolling beginner trails, fast-flowing single track to more technically challenging cross-country trails and exhilirating downhill.
There is something for everyone. Entry to the forest is free.
OGO Rotorua is now the ONLY ball rolling operation in New Zealand to be Adventure Activity Safety Audit Certified. There’s that green grassy hill again and yep you are going down in a big plastic ball wet or dry. It has the world’s longest track! 350+ metres with 6 massive corners that send you and a friend in different directions as you zig zag your way down the hill in a wash of water in the mixed up craziness.