Adventurous Things to Do in Rotorua

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  • Alfie Burndred
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    Fantastically beautiful area. The most incredible colours and war water wherever you look. We had the perfect weather and were very lucky to enjoy this impressive landscape. Fantastic colourful terrain.
    Written 12 January 2022
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  • Harikoa
    1 contribution
    We had the most amazing time. Every moment was truly enjoyable & the hosts who shared their knowledge of Māori history & culture were not only enlightening & educational but also heart warming & hilarious. We were blown away by the level of talent displayed throughout the night through song, dance & demonstrations. The opportunity to interact with games in the beautiful village setting at night was so much cooler than we expected. This is definitely something to do with your whole family.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Robyn
    2 contributions
    A very humbling walk through the magnificent steaming lakes, bubbling streams and geezers. The climb up to the top of the hill to view the lake is well worth it to take in the scale of the area and rest with an incredible outlook.

    The paths are exceptionally well maintained and all the staff knowledgeable on the geology and ecological aspects of maintaining the beauty of the reserve.
    Written 13 May 2022
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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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  • 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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  • Jess
    5 contributions
    Very cute trip. Interesting historical trip and a really cool idea to put together! I thought they were very well maintained, and the guide was friendly. Also really liked that the cars were for each group, even if there had been a lot of people it would still have been a nice family experience for us.
    The one thing I found was the train cars were a little loud to hear the commentary very well - maybe headphones or something would allow this to be better heard since it is very interesting!
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Gay G
    Auckland, New Zealand87 contributions
    Stunning day, passionate people, informative and interesting. Up close and personal with some of our threatened New Zealand birds . We came away with so much to think about. Well organised, great communication and thoroughly enjoyable. Possibly more suited to older children rather than little ones.

    Such a great cause to support too. Thank you
    Written 29 April 2022
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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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  • Mark S
    1 contribution
    The whole family loved it. All of us were challenged out of our comfort zones. Shane and T were fantastic. The finale was well worth it.
    Written 15 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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  • Ita L
    8 contributions
    Stephen was amazing guide ,I have enjoyed the walk in the middle of the forest to see the glowworms .
    Stephen answered all my questions,he seems that he loves his job.
    Love the biscuits and hot chocolate in the end of the excursion!

    Written 26 June 2020
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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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