Here are the top 46 tourist attractions to see in Rotorua:

43. Rotorua Museum of Art and History

8,479 km
from city center
43 out of 46
places to visit in Rotorua

The Rotorua Museum of Art and History is set in a spectacular former bath house. The building is a true architectural gem. If you wish to go on and informational spin about the region’s cultural and geological history, this museum is the place for you. It houses an essential collection of TeArawataonga. Whenever visiting the museum, plan a short halt at the TeAraway War memorial nearby. The front fence of the gardens showcase assorted carvings, while the south of the museum is home to a contemporary Maori sculpture. With exhibitions from nationally and internationally renowned artists, the Rotorua Museum of Art and History offers a world class cultural experience.

44. Polynesian Spa

1 km
from city center
44 out of 46
places to visit in Rotorua

Polynesian Spa, nature's gift to Rotorua is an iconic geothermal mineral bathing luxury spa retreat, having exclusive access to acidic as well as alkaline natural mineral springs. This Spa has 28 mineral pools at the backyard wherein the water is channelled from the two natural springs - one acidic and the other alkaline. This dual effect while nourishing the skin also provides relief to the tired muscles and to the aches and pains. Polynesian Spa also features hydrotherapy and a reflexology walk, Polynesian Spa houses 4 bathing areas to look after and fulfil the needs and requirements of different types of guests - the Deluxe lake spa, Adult pools and Priest Spa, Private pools and Family spa.

45. Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

25 km
from city center
45 out of 46
places to visit in Rotorua

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools established in 1972 are actually a complex of 10 different pools. 'Living water' of the Te Manaroa spring can be experienced here. Te Manaroa spring is the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. This water naturally laden with calcite and sulphur free comes directly from the depths of the earth.

46. Te Puia

180 km
from city center
46 out of 46
places to visit in Rotorua

TePuia is the hub of New Zealand’s Maori culture and thermal hot springs. It covers an area of 70 hectares in the Whakarewarewa Valley located at the edge of town in Rotorua. It houses the world renowned Pohutu geyser followed by hot springs, mud pots, silica formations and a lot more. There are national schools of wood carving, stone and bone carving and weaving as well. You can also spot New Zealand’s national icon, Kiwi birds every here and there. There are pools of boiling water still used for cooking. The Pohutu geyser remains the star of the show. You will get a chance to witness the Maori architecture which depicts Maori artistry and also their ancient stories.

FAQs on Rotorua

How can I commute within Rotorua?

Regular publici buses is the most common medium of commuting in Rotorua. The entire city is criss crossed by a total of 11 routes where the outermost route is Ngongotaha to the north-west, then Hemo Road to the south, and towards the east is the airport. These routes cover most of the cities and run every half an hour from Monday to Friday. On the weekends, they run every one hour. Every route has a different timing and there is no public holiday.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Rotorua?

The top sightseeing places in Rotorua are Orakei Korako, Blue Baths Pool, Kerosene Creek, Paradise Valley Springs, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Mount Tarawera.

What are the top activities in Rotorua?

The top activities in Rotorua are Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour, Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland , Ruakuri Black Water Rafting - Black Labyrinth, Agrodome Farm Show and Tour Tickets in Rotorua, Mitai Maori Village Evening Tour.
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