Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Rotorua

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Rotorua on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Rotorua

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  • evenstar944
    New York City, NY304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent one evening at the Polynesian Spa and booked the lake view private pool with the deluxe lake spa. The private pool has a nice view of the lake and was great for relaxation. The deluxe lake spa had multiple pools with various temperatures to relax in. There was also a small cold plunge pool. They had one or two water fountains so that you can easily keep yourself hydrated throughout your time spent there. The lake spa area was less crowded than the main pools and definitely worth paying extra for that reason. There were also heated loungers to relax on. I got a complimentary towel and there were decent abeit not private changing facilities. There were also plenty of lockers to store your valuables. For those interested, the gift shop sells a lot of nice skincare products. I have never relaxed in geothermal mineral waters, so overall it was a very good experience.
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • Melissa D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is amazing, nothing like we had ever seen before. We enjoyed the eco trail, and a private tub. Perfect temperatures, very nice
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • Karen.
    Derby, UK114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value. Informative. Fabulous wines and views. Delicious sharer board. Very pleasant setting. We shipped wine home easily.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • Fearless43984215309
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I absolutely loved Rotorua! We stayed at Capri Motel which was very comfy and warm.
    We were there for a weekend but there was so much to see and do in the area that we could have stayed for 2 weeks!
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Adipoo
    Chattanooga, TN22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We usually don’t go to museums but glad we did this. Worth the visit for a good time and to get excellent fun filled pictures for a life long of laughter and smiles.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • Holly L
    Wheatland, WY29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful little shop located in downtown Rotorua. I was shopping for a collectible plate made in New Zealand and the shop owner was so nice and helpful in my search. With his assistance I was able to find what I wanted and left the store very happy. I will definitely come here again on my next trip to New Zealand.
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Alison H
    Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of my favourite places - hot water in a creek, free, beautiful setting, it’s so lovely! The kids were fascinated and loved it. It’s proper hot, a bit too hot for a summers day to be honest. There’s quite a bit of shade though.
    It’s a place that’s actively trying to keep visitors numbers low, so the facilities are non-existent. The path is muddy and full of roots so go on a dry day. It’s worth keeping on walking till you get to the pool beside the waterfall. It’s quite a drop to get to the main pool, we had to help the kids down, but there are easier to access places that are the right depth for sitting in.
    Risks - the car park is known for theft, so beware. And don’t put your head in the water or get the water in your mouth, nose or eyes as the stream can be germy.
    There are no toilets or changing rooms, but don’t let that put you off!
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Sarah
    Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much more fun than I imagined. I did 2 tracks, but I wish I could have done more. The staff was friendly, the hot tubs were nice to use in between, and the changing rooms were clean and spacious.
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • rosewyn64
    Northern England11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Utterly uplifting - and I had the wonderful experience of singing at my cousin's wedding -standing in front of that amazing window in the 70's (NOT March 2023)! No performance I've done since can compare. :-)
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Leonie A
    Upper Hutt, New Zealand16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend an hour relaxing (for cat people!). Cats seem happy and relaxed, and there is a separate area for eating.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • NamFahBluewaterworld
    Surin, Thailand3,139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The building was constructed amazingly beautiful design and unique architecture. Great place to visit and walked around the town.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Jennifer T
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • millynted
    Te Aroha, New Zealand50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem!
    Josie and Helen were our therapists. One of us had a facial and one had a massage. Both treatments were an hour long and at $125 were affordable and special. Helen's care and facial was just amazing. The pool to soak in before and after the treatments were so beautiful. Highly rate this place.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • hanna
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    never really done any climbing before and really enjoyed it. the staff were so kind and helpful, there are lots of different diffulites so there is a wall for anyone. will definatley be back :)
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Talia
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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