Skip to contentSkip to menu

Rotorua Geothermal Attractions

Rotorua is built in a region of many Geothermal Hot Spring Attractions with wide array of geothermal landscapes: bubbling mud pools, volcanic crater lakes, colourful terraces, spouting geysers, and many more.

Since the 1800’s, Rotorua’s geothermal wonderlands have attracted visitors from all over the world and have since remained a draw card for tourists, along with Maori cultural tours and activities.

Well worth a visit are the geothermal areas of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and Hells Gate.

Waimangu

It’s one of the youngest geothermal systems in the world. Just 20 minutes from Rotorua’s city centre, this protected reserve is easily accessible. Tours include sightseeing, wildlife and botany exploration, hiking, and cruising.

Wai-O-Tapu

This is the country’s most colourful natural volcanic area! It is home to the famous Champagne Pool and other naturally-coloured cold and hot springs, large volcanic craters, steaming grounds, and sinter terraces.

You can join a guided tour or explore the region on your own. If you do the latter, just make sure you stay on path!

Geothermal Wonderland Tour and Boat Cruise
Geothermal Wonderland Tour and Boat Cruise
North Island
NZ$350.00
For the ultimate journey through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colourful and diverse volcanic region, join a Geothermal Wonderland Tour and B...
Half Day Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour
Half Day Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour
North Island
NZ$155.00
On this Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour, experience two of Rotorua’s world renowned thermal attractions – Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland...
Rotorua Geothermal and Cultural Tour
Rotorua Geothermal and Cultural Tour
North Island
NZ$340.00
Experience the spectacular geothermal activity and stunning volcanic landscapes of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley on a Roto...
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
North Island
NZ$45.00 to NZ$85.00 per person
At Waimangu Volcanic Valley in Rotorua you can see astonishing geothermal activity in the worlds most recent Geothermal Area. Waimangu Volcanic Valle...