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Experience our Māori culturelink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Welcome to the world of the Māori.

Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions with Tamaki Māori Village. A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture...an experience you will never forget! The most award-winning Māori culture attraction in New Zealand... Journey to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Māori village nestled in an ancient forest.

Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, amazing re-enactment, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hāngi feasting as we relive significant events within our Pre-European history!

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

New Zealand River Jetlink

Shannen Fisher
+64 7 333 7 111
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

At New Zealand River Jet we specialise in the extra ordinary Jet Boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure. Take in the wonders of Orakei Korako, rated as one of the world's top 5 Geothermal Parks or conquer The Squeeze, one of NZ's highest rated Jet boat Excursions. All tours include guided stopovers, incredible destinations and a 30 min thrill ride. 5 Star Trip Advisor Activity.

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderlandlink

Mericia Waqanimaravu
+64 7 366 6333
+64 21 362 051
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Other

"One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Trip Advisor THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic area. Walk at your own pace - view the unique Champagne Pool, Sinter Terrace formations, Steaming Ground, Bubbling Mud, Expansive Vistas, Huge Volcanic Craters. The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am. Excellent facilities at modern Visitor Centre. We are a cashless site, accepting all major credit and EFTPOS cards.

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

Katoa Lake Rotorualink

Katoa Lake Rotorua is the only company offering Jet Boating and Parasailing on Lake Rotorua alongside exclusive access to the majestic Mokoia Island by Jet Boat or the comfort of a purpose built Water Taxi.

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

Lakeview Golf and Country Clublink

Sue Falconer
+64 7 357 2341
+64 27 201 0940
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Lakeview Golf and Country Club is an 18 hole par 72 golf course with spectacular views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding countryside. Lakeview has undulating fairways and challenging greens set in a beautiful natural environment. Native birdsong can be heard amongst the peace and tranquility. Every hole is different and poses a fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. There is a golf shop for all your golfing needs with clubs and electric carts available for hire. We welcome all visitors and look forward to meeting you and discussing some playing tips!

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

Foris Eco-tourslink

Tom Lynch
+64 21 237 7713
+64 21 237 7713
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Foris Eco-tours – Authentic Eco-tourism Experiences
- Foris Eco-tours provide rich, high-quality small-group experience and help customers understand more about the quirks and bizarre subtleties of New Zealand's natural history
- We hike, birdwatch and educate people about New Zealand nature
- We operate in Whirinaki forest, Tongariro National Park, Otanewainuku and birdwatch throughout New Zealand
- We work with Todd Couper an internationally regarded contemporary Maori carver
- Our tours are about a great day out in stunning places, not physical challenges
- Delicious deli lunches are provided
- Booking essential and minimum numbers apply

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

Paddle Board Rotorualink

Nev Wilson
+64 22 427 9136
+64 22 427 9136
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Paddle Board Rotorua are a unique tour company that provide professionally guided stand up paddle (SUP) and kayak tours on the Rotorua Lakes. The company is owned, operated and managed by two Rotorua local water-men, Nev Wilson and Matt Barnard. The two entrepreneurs are passionate about Rotorua tourism, providing customers amazing experiences and conservation of the environment. The company provided their first ever tour in December 2017 and have since gained traction in the industry with a very popular "Twilight Paddle Board Glow Worm" tour. Many travelers review this experience as "the highlight of their trip to New Zealand".

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

Whakarewarewa The Living Maori Village link

Yueyue Hu
+64225334586
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Set in a geothermal wonderland, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is one of New Zealand’s oldest, iconic and most authentic destinations.

Enjoy a guided tour with a local, be enchanted by a Māori concert performance, taste traditional Māori Food (hangi) cooked by Mother Nature in our geothermal steam boxes and view New Zealand’s most famous and largest geyser (Pōhutu).

Whakarewarewa is just minutes away from central Rotorua. Gain fascinating historical insights and learn how local residents live among bubbling mud pools and active geysers. This will be a memorable experience for all ages. Open 8.30am – 5.00pm daily.

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Lake Taraweralink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Lake Tarawera, meaning 'Burnt Spear' is one of the largest lakes in New Zealand. The lake was home to many small Maori villages and mission settlements until the Tarawera eruption in 1886. Legend has it that a "waka wairua" (phantom canoe) appeared on the lake as a portent of death a few days prior to the eruption.

Lake Tarawera is a picturesque lake, famous for the size and condition of its rainbow trout. Several lakes in the area drain into it directly or via groundwater, along with geothermal springs on the southern and northern shores. Lake Tarawera is a deep lake; any water flowing in to it stays there for around 10 years.

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Mount Taraweralink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Back on June 10th 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera was one of New Zealand’s worst recorded natural disasters. 120 people lost their lives, villages were destroyed and the legendary Pink and White Terraces – the eighth wonder of the world – were decimated. But since then, the mountain has been relatively peaceful offering mountain biking and hiking options through companies such as Kaitiaki Adventures and MDA Experiences.
Mount Tarawera is under the guardianship – kaitiakitanga – of local Iwi, Rangitihi, so the mountain is only accessible with certified guides.