Exciting Things to Do in Rotorua

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Rotorua, New Zealand

Exciting Things to Do in Rotorua for Thrill Seekers

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  • agape2000
    Auckland, New Zealand135 contributions
    This tour is an absolute must do. Not only is this tour the only way that you can get up Mt Tarawera, it is also a real privilege to be able to walk up there. We had two guides who shared lots of information with us as we went around. They were kind and very patient. In our group there were young and old people. One person was afraid of heights. So one guide stayed back with them and gently encouraged them. The other guide went on ahead with the rest of the group. No one was left behind and no one was held up. It was really really good. Together everyone was able to complete the walk. From the top we were able to see Whakaari ( White Island) , whale island, Tongariro, Ngaruhoe and Mt Ruapehu.... amazing Loved it and would definitely do it again.
    Written 27 May 2021
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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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  • Erin Nayler
    1 contribution
    Our guides Kahu and Te were so incredibly supportive and encouraging with my fear of heights. A very relaxed and fun vibe which was also helpful for calming my nerves. It was super fun cracking jokes and all round just a good time. There was also two young kids participating so if you think you can’t do it, know that there were like 8 year olds doing it and loving it! Coming from someone with a huge fear of heights, the zip lines and the last jump were super fun. I didn’t think i’d be saying this but I’m very excited to come back. 10/10 recommend, especially if you get Kahu and Te as your guides!
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Michelle W
    New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
    Fantastic morning out, thanks to the great guides/driver Ben and Dan. Information packed with a genuine caring attitude towards their clients. Awesome views well worth doing.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • Tony
    2 contributions
    The best rafting experience I have had. From booking to the trip it was well organised, friendly , no fuss. Just great service and a great afternoon. We did the Wairoa river trip at 1pm Easter Sunday. My 18 yo son and I had a great time. I was really impressed with the way the guides helped a special needs participant & anyone nervous. Everyone had great fun.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • JoJo
    Rotorua District, New Zealand1 contribution
    Such an amazing mix of adrenaline, relaxation and awe .... totally fabulous day out and I HIGHLY recommend! Cam our guide was knowledgeable, funny and an outstanding driver, offering immense thrills with his boat driving skills! One of the best experiences I've ever done!!
    Written 13 February 2021
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  • Nicole T
    Nelson, New Zealand21 contributions
    We did the kitchen escape and it was amazing! My first escape room but it will be definitely hard to beat! Wish we were in Rotorua longer so we could try the strip club room! Loved that you need to escape several different rooms ! Great clues and props!!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Phil B
    4 contributions
    Great way to spend the morning, float plane flight from Rotorua lakefront to the natural hot pools (only peasants go by boat.)

    Staff and crew were very professional and knowledgable throughout the trip, would recommend to anyone.
    Written 30 May 2021
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  • johanmorreau
    5 contributions
    Planet Bike is a really lovely Rotorua based ,family owned and friendly business specialising in renting and maintaining mountain bikes. Whatever you need ,ebike, muscle bike, making sure the bike is finetuned for you, Ed knows everything there is to know about bikes and biking and the local forest and with Lenore they set you up to make the most of a fantastic (and expanding) forest environment. As locals we “ feast on the forest “, hire bikes so that we know what to buy when we’re ready to take that step and bring our occasional riders to Lenore and Ed when we need extra bikes for an afternoon’s mountainbiking..
    Having access to a bike that is well maintained and fits your needs is important.
    Ed and Lenore look after you really well as they do the rest of us. And the coffee afterwards is very good too!
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • CJ
    1 contribution
    Decided to go clay shooting out of the blue when we drove past the sign this Easter. Our instructors, Shane and Ihaia were brilliant. Took us through the safety checks and took us through how to use the shotguns. Had an awesome time, managed to shoot a few of the clay birds😁. Will definitely come again next time.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Theresa T
    1 contribution
    The experience with this trek was the friendly faces the beautiful horses how well behaved they were on such a long ride (3 hours) I think it would of been good to have a stretch (riders) being in the saddle for so long but the incredible views and the beautiful country, farm bush ride is truly something to remember I loved the ride and certainly do it again Thanks to Lucy for being our guide that day😊🐎
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Naomi12016
    Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions
    We really enjoyed our 30 minute jet boat ride. Great driver with a good sense of humour. The age range in our group was 11-78 years so a great activity for all ages.
    Written 9 July 2020
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  • Travelcc
    12 contributions
    All the kids had the best time hearing them giggling and laughing their way down the hill so fun! Spa pools to keep them warm at the top and bottom and a van to drive them up the hill! Changing rooms too! The photos were really good too! Thank you
    Written 25 April 2021
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