Activities for a Rainy Day in Rotorua

What to Do in Rotorua When it Rains

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  • Tim E
    Auckland Central, New Zealand105 contributions
    We visited 3D Trick Art Gallery while staying in Rotorua and enjoyed all the fun 3D pictures where you can become part of the picture. The only thing we didn't like was there were a lot of people and pushing in front so we missed a few photo spots. Need to send people through at 10 minute intervals and tell them that they only have a 10 minute start on the next. Otherwise, it was fun and we got some really cool photos
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • GinaDig
    166 contributions
    This was a veritable cat fest!! Never seen so many cats in one place!!
    We have been to several cat cafes around the world and this would rate among the best.
    So many beautiful cats.
    Be aware of Mini who likes to chew on your fingers & look for little Luna who is a Laperm/Munchkin cross. She’s adorable.
    Even my 17 yr old son loved this experience.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Fiona K
    16 contributions
    Excellent pool complex with 6 pools at different temperatures plus personal spas and a cafe. The bush outlook is gorgeous. Great value considering you could stay all day if you wanted! You'll need a car to get out there but the 25min country drive is really nice.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Greer Mahoney
    Hamilton, New Zealand85 contributions
    The staff were so friendly and enthusiastic. Enjoyed our wine tasting with the view of blue lake and Rotorua. Would recommend to anyone heading up the gondola or visiting Rotorua
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • SharonWindust
    Auckland, New Zealand223 contributions
    A great block of eateries and pubs, plenty to choose from in an awesome setting down by the lake. A place to peruse, eat, drink, socialise and be.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Pam D
    Mansfield, UK1,446 contributions
    An amazing place to visit, of great significance to the Maori people and situated in their village. Famous for its very special window.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • wutsie@xtra.co.nz
    Napier, New Zealand7 contributions
    The staff member here was most helpful in getting us booked on the go-karting trip, a highlight for our grandson
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • Jennifer T
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    A beautifully layout display, packed with interesting facts and knowledge bringing the Bible in relation to the world time table. Sarah the host was very lovely. Would visit and bring more people here again.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • Mic O
    Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand97 contributions
    What a quaint little shop. So many treasures in every nook and cranny. Chris is a fountain of knowledge and he was so helpful with any queries we had. The shop was immaculately laid out even though he was in the throws of packing up and shifting. His pricing is great and he was open to negotiation (To a point) on some of his things. We cant wait to get back and see what new treasures he has on offer
    Written 23 July 2021
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  • G E
    Havelock North, New Zealand20 contributions
    Rotorua aquatic centre was well priced, clean and the staff helpful ensuring a great experience for everyone. Pool variety and experiences best I have seen on this trip. Keep up the good work.
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • Serendipity
    Auckland, New Zealand107 contributions
    After browsing through some of the shops like Michael Hill, EB Electronics, etc, we decided to have a warm meal at the food court.

    Had noodle meals at Min & Sing, the Asian outlet at the food court. Not only was the noodles unappetising but it was terribly salty n pungent with too much sesame oil. When Chili was asked to drown out the saltyness and pungent taste, we were charged 50c for the size of a teaspoon.

    Since we love visiting Rotorua frequently, thi is one outlet we were never having a meal there.
    Written 29 June 2021
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  • Talia
    28 contributions
    Absolutely LOVE this place! I could have stayed for hours more. Imagine youve gone back 100 years and youre exploring through the town, all inside the homes, businesses and factories, thats this place! Completely run and maintained by volunteers and everyone looks so happy to be there. Beautiful customer service. I highly recommend people come here, look through history and support the volunteers that do an awesome job here.
    Written 21 July 2020
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  • M Laurence
    Waiuku, New Zealand2 contributions
    This activity should be on your MUST DO List! As long as you can handle going on zip lines of course. We did the ultimate course. Brilliant! See and feed some robins worms from your hand on the way. We had two brilliant female guides, they were superb!
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Ashish Gupta
    Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
    It was amazing experience.
    I think the name is Cole , master of our boat.
    He help us to get an amazing experience of River Rafting .

    I went with my friends and enjoyed a lot.
    I did second time with the same one.

    Cheers @ Cole 🍻
    Written 9 February 2022
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  • Karen P
    4 contributions
    Had so much fun today with Jack and crew. Loved the opportunity to swim a rapid too.
    It was challenging, fun and thrilling all at the same time !!
    Written 22 April 2021
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