Hotels in Rotorua, New Zealand
There is a real sense of diversity when it comes to accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Plenty of Rotorua hotels offer scenic views from your room’s windows as well as spa-like facilities. If you are visiting the area with the intention of spending a few days at one of the local spas, if might just be worth your while to look at Rotorua hotel accommodation that offer their guests Jacuzzi and similar facilities. There is a great range of Rotorua motel accommodation, bed and breakfast and Rotorua apartment accommodation. If you are roughing it and looking for cheap Rotorua accommodation, you may want to consider a backpacker lodge. The money you save on accommodation will come in really handy when you want to enjoy some of the area’s activities.
What Rotorua has to offer
The Rotorua area is rich in Maori history and culture with experiences that will open your eyes to their history and way of life. Any trip to New Zealand would not be complete without submerging yourself in the amazing culture of the country’s natives. While exploring this area, the geothermal activity will amaze you. Mud pools, crater lakes and geysers are everywhere to be found. The sulphur smell in the air is due to all of these activities as well as the sulphur vents in the area.
At Te Puia, you can visit the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and see traditional Maori carvers and weavers in action, and is easily accessible from our Rotorua Hotel accommodation. In the Te Puia Thermal Valley, there are 65 geysers. Of which, the 30m high eruptions of Pohutu are the most famous and regularly visited. It erupts about 20 times each day so your chances of seeing it in action are extremely good.
If you are travelling with the whole family and looking for activities suitable for all ages, there are plenty in the Rotorua area. You can enjoy anything from the educational museums and nature experiences to mini golf, mazes and even air safaris! There’s also nothing quite like getting up close with nature so feel free to take the kids to bottle feed some lambs and witness just how sheep shearing is done. While getting in touch with animals and nature, make sure you pay the Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs a visit while you are in the area. These fluffy birds are very much part of New Zealand culture and heritage so it’s a definite must see. There are a number of other attractions that are ideal for families, including the Agrodome famous for its farm show, and Paradise Valley Springs.
Lake Rotorua is the perfect place to enjoy some trout fishing and, if relaxation is what you’re seeking, a round of golf on the steaming greens might be just what you need. It’s interesting to know that Lake Rotorua is actually the second largest lake on the northern island and it is certainly one of the most visited places in the area.
Daring activities in Rotorua
It’s time to let go of all those inhibitions and let your hair down in Rotorua. Get out of your comfort zone and head up to join in on the Skyline fun! The Skyline Complex located on Mount Ngongotaha. A relaxing and scenic gondola ride will get you to the top where your Luge awaits! There is also a restaurant, Volcanic Hills wine tasting and a view second to none.
Other popular adrenaline pumping activities include anything from sky diving and mountain biking to rafting adventures. With the Kaituna, Wairoa and Rangitaiki Rivers all close by, there are plenty of places for water fun. Kaituna rafting adventures include the seven-metre Tutea Falls. This is the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world and, for rafting enthusiasts, it certainly is a challenge begging to be met!