ACTIVITIES IN ROTORUA
ROTORUA ADVENTURE PACKAGES
Gift certificates are available for all activities and combo deals are available for selected activities. Contact us for more information about these. If packages do not suit you see below a list of other activities we offer. E-mail us what you would like to do and we can package them together for you. We pride ourselves on organising packages to suit your itinerary.
Price From: $35 per person*
Invented right here in Rotorua, ZORB is the ultimate NZ Must Do and an iconic bucket list activity famous the world over! ZORB Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre activity.
Superman dive into the ZORB on your own or have one, two or three people in there together as you slip, slide and laugh your way down the 250m long slope. Riders have the option of racing their friends down the dual tracks. Ride Wet or Dry ride style available. Feel free to enquire about the other track options.
Price From: $49 per person*
This ain’t no scenic jet boat ride… launch to 100kph (62 mph) in the blink of an eye and experience 3G’s of force in NZ’s fastest jet boat and the world’s first ever jet-sprint. Professional drivers take you over a high octane sprint course, weaving around islands and finishing with a full 360 degree spin that will leave you breathless.
Price From: $49 per person*
Pull the cord, take the ride! Dive head first into the action on the Swoop super swing! The thrill is significantly enhanced by securing you in body harnesses rather than being seated in a rigid structure. Feel the anticipation rise as you and up to two friends are slowly elevated to 40m (141 ft) high, where you will release your own rip- cord, sending your plummeting down to earth. The cables catch you just in time at exhilarating speeds of up to 130kph (80mph)
GONDOLA & LUGE
Price From: $39 per person*
Superb views with a Gondola ride up Mt. Ngongotaha, Rotorua and 2 exhilarating luge rides on specially designed speed tracks. Allow 1-2 hrs in total. Meet at Skyline Gondola. For an additional $50, you can enjoy the extensive buffet dinner at the Skyline Skyrides restaurant, with stunning views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding city.
Price From: $99 per person*
So jump into the experience of a lifetime with New Zealand’s best value bungy at Velocity Valley. When you stand 43m high (143ft) on the edge looking out across the idyllic Paradise Valley, you’ll get a taste of what God must feel like….just before he bungy jumps!
Price From $49 per person*
Freefall Xtreme is the closest you will get to being a super hero as you fly on a giant wind column! Trained staff provide you with a flight suit, training and a few tips and tricks before you head out onto the flight zone. Our team stays with you the entire time to ensure that you make the most of your free flight experience and they’ll even put you through a few twists, spins and barrel rolls. Fly for longer than freefalling from a plane. It’s real quick and easy to do it again when you are hooked – just double your time and climb straight back on board!Experience body flying in the southern hemispheres only free fall skydive simulator. Experience the feeling of flying unattached on a column of air blowing at up to 200kph. 2 minutes $49pp*, 4 minutes $79pp*. Situated at Velocity Valley, 10 minutes from Rotorua city.
Price From: $72 per person*
Test your courage and driving ability like never before when you race New Zealand’s newest and longest KartSport circuit at Off Road NZ, Rotorua. Come karting at Off Road NZ and feel the anticipation as you suit up, pull on a helmet and prepare to go kart racing at Raceline Karting’s state-of-the-art, 4-stroke 390cc Sodi karts. Experience the sensation of ground rush as your kart reaches up to 100km/hour on the 150-metre straight. Tyres squeal and G-forces pull as you take on hairpin corners, flowing curves and long straights that demand intense concentration and skill… while all around you, other competitors rival for your position. Karting in Rotorua and New Zealand has never been like this!
4WD BUSH SAFARI
Price From $105 per person, Child $25 per person*
The ultimate 4WD adventure. Rugged and remote, the trail ahead disappears into thick native NZ forest. Prepare for a journey that is full of unknowns. Buckle in and share the driving in one of Off Road NZ’s 4WDs. Your professional guide, up ahead, gives you instructions while your heart is racing with anticipation. The terrain is like nothing you’ve encountered before and the challenges come thick and fast! As you traverse unbelievably steep climbs and descents; tight, twisting bends; deep, muddy holes; the 4WD rocks and pitches. Foliage brushes past… you come to a bridge of poles over a creek – how can you possibly get across that?
MONSTER 4X4 THRILL RIDE
Price From: $55 per person, Child $35 per person*
Your helmet and protective gear are on. Your driver has strapped you in securely. High up on the Monster 4X4’s back you feel your adrenaline begin to pump. With a roar and utilising its massive suspension, it accelerates into the bush and tears up a steep track. The 4X4’s unique 4-wheel steering mechanism helps to power through New Zealand native bush, up and down near-vertical slopes tackling the ‘Widow Maker’ and the ‘Loggers Long Drop’. Your knuckles are white as trees brush past. It twists; it bucks; it swerves; it tilts – every part of your body will be holding on tight.
MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR
Price From $135 per person*
Rotorua City has become a mecca for mountain bikers from all over the world. With over 130km of purpose built mountain biking trails all a short 5 minute drive from the city centre, you would struggle to find anywhere better in the world. Allow 3-4 hours round trip with 2-3 hours riding depending on your skill and fitness levels. Tour costs include Return Transport from your Rotorua accommodation or a pre-arranged CBD pickup point, hardtail bike hire, Safety helmet and Forest Concession fees. Suitable for 8 years and older.
Price From $40 – $160 per person*Let us take you on a historical journey on horseback up Mount Ngongotaha over rolling farmland with spectacular views overlooking beautiful Lake Rotorua and beyond. You will see Mokoia Island on Lake Rotorua and trek up through the working farmland and native bush. We have horse treks to suit all ages from age 4 upwards from beginners to experienced riders. If you are a beginner, we will give a brief introduction on how to ride so that you are confident during your horse trek. We provide safety helmets and wet weather gear when needed.
Price From $149 per person*
This is the ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour in New Zealand and it is incredible – it’s high, it’s fun, it’s beautiful, it’s peaceful and you’ll remember it for the rest of your life!! And it’s suitable for almost everyone – in fact our oldest customer was 93!!
High amongst ancient native trees deep in a 500 hectare forest, this 3 hour adventure combines fun and excitement with pristine natural beauty. This is the New Zealand natural environment you have been promised!
The New Ultimate Canopy Tour is also available for $219pp
4 X 4 SELF DRIVE BUGGIES
Price From $85 per person
Jump into a 4×4 two seater self-drive buggie for the ultimate CanAm Experience.
Guided by an experienced guide, who will host you for the duration of your off road experience, you will explore New Zealand native forest on 100 year old forestry tracks. A full safety briefing is given before you leave on your tour plus a few spins around a training area to get used to your wheels. You will stop at various scenic lookouts during your tour so make sure you bring your camera to capture the moment.
TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE
Price: Adult $110pp, Child $60pp* (10-15)
A three and a half hour award winning and personal encounter with our people, our land and our stories from Pre European times. Set within a 200 year old native forest village, celebrate and share in the ancient Maori traditions and rituals of welcome within the Powhiri (welcome ceremony). Throughout the evening, explore Maori migration and navigation across the Te Moana Nui A Kiwa to Aotearoa New Zealand and learn more of our ancestor’s earliest days here – through a mixture of storytelling, Haka, song and dance. Ultimately share in an authentically prepared Hangi meal (cooked in an earthen oven) and enjoy the warmth and humour of your hosts at Tamaki Maori Village.
VOLCANIC AIR SAFARIS
Price from $95pp*
Based at the Rotorua City Lakefront offering an extensive range of scenic air tours, providing the opportunity to overview the spectacular natural features of Rotorua and the Central North Island region by both Helicopter and Floatplane.The major theme is “volcanic”- focusing on the dormant Mount Tarawera, the active volcano of White Island, the crater lakes and geothermal features throughout the region. Fly to the active White Island – a specialty being helicopter landing with time to explore this awesome natural attraction.
POLYNESIAN SPA/ MASSAGE
Adult from $14.50pp, Child from $6.50pp*
Overlooking Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is where you can relax in a wonderful array of hot mineral spring pools and indulge in sumptuous spa therapies. Hot mineral bathing is offered in four areas – simply choose an area to suit your requirements: deluxe, adult, private, or family. Spa therapies and hydro spa therapies start from $85 and include deluxe thermal bathing, bookings essential.
Experience Rotorua’s famous geothermal waters while you unwind at this unique thermal spa. Central Rotorua location. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
ROTORUA DUCK TOURS
Price: Adult $68pp, Child $38pp* (0-17)
Discover Rotorua’s spectacular lakes area from the comfort of a fully restored World War II amphibious vehicle, able to travel on land and water! The trip is a 90 minute scenic journey that will take you onto 3 spectacular lakes, accompanied by entertaining and informative commentary. Family rate – 2 adults & 2 children $139
Summer: 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm,Winter: 11.00am, 2.15pm
We offer accommodation at:
One of Rotorua’s top backpackers from only $30.00 per person, per night. Three star hotel including continental breakfast from only $57.50 per person, per night (based on double or twin share). Prices are subject to change without notice.
All safety gear is provided.
Evidence of drivers licence is required from all drivers wishing to participate in this activity.
HUKAFALLS JET BOATING (TAUPO)
Experience the awesome sensation of high speed jet boating along the mighty Waikato River to the spectacular Huka Falls. Approx. 30 minutes on the water, allow 1 hour total. Meet at Hukafalls Jet Base, Wairakei Park, Taupo. Trip times: every half hour.
Rapids Jet boats the biggest rapids for commercial jet boating in New Zealand. The Chevy V8 Jet Boats shoot through narrow canyons on crystal clear waters. Spot a trout and surf the foaming tail of the awesome Fulljames Rapids. Each trip is 35 minutes long. Children 5 – 15 $55 pp*
Price: $95 – $299pp*
4 wheel quad bikes or Sportrax sport quads through scenic native bush trails. Make it as challenging or as leisurely as you require, guiding is matched to your level of ability and experience with trails to suit. 1, 2 & 3 hour trips at base. Day trips in Tongariro Forest Park 23 km’s north of Taupo.
TAUPO TANDEM SKYDIVING
Price: $249 – $339pp*
Imagine yourself on a journey high above spectacular Lake Taupo with views of snow-capped volcanoes and pristine coastline. Skydive from 15,000 feet with over one minute in freefall, reaching speeds of 200km/h! Taupo Tandem Skydiving is New Zealand’s original tandem skydive operation and has been providing adventure-seekers with the ultimate adrenalin rush since 1992.
12000ft: $249.00* (45 secs freefall), 15000ft: $339.00* (1 min+ freefall)
Price: $169 – $238*
Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger: New Zealand’s highest water touch bungy jump and cliff-face extreme swing. Operating since 1991, have had over 320,000 jumpers take the plunge. Stay dry or go for the full immersion bungy jump, or choose the feet-first option with the Cliffhanger swing. Located over the stunningly scenic Waikato River Valley. Prices: Bungy $169pp; Swig $119 per adult, $89 per child; Bungy & Swing Combo $238
Explore subterranean rivers in a tube. An exhilarating experience into the underworld of caves. The original ‘glow worm glide’ or cave tubing trip. Experience the labyrinth of cave formations and constellations of glow worms. Meet at Blackwater Rafting Cafe, on the road to Waitomo Caves. 1 hour underground, allow 3 hours in total.
Abseil into the awesome limestone tomo to experience the adrenaline rush as you clamber and slide through squeezes, zip into the black water filled abyss and scramble up waterfalls in your pursuit of daylight. Black Abyss is an exhilarating caving experience blending the magic of abseiling, climbing and floating through a unique underground river system. 2 – 3 hours underground, allow 5 hours in total.
HAGGAS HONKING HOLES
Awesome abseiling/caving adventure involving rock and rope ladder climbs and navigating subterranean rivers and waterfalls midst constellations of glow worms. Approx. 3hrs underground and allow 4hrs in total – age limit 15 and over. Meet at the general store near the museum of caves.
WHITE ISLAND TOUR WITH PEEJAY
A six hour marine experience to New Zealand’s only live marine Volcano! This is an award-winning eco-tour with professional guides who take you on a journey through a fascinating and ever changing landscape within the inner crater of White Island. Safety equipment and lunch is provided on this amazing adventure. For $60pp ($35pp for children) a shuttle is available to and from Rotorua departing around 7.00 – 7.30am and returning around 4.30pm. White Island Tours is a Qualmark Endorsed activity. Tours depart daily, weather dependent.
* Prices subject to change without notice.
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We offer self catering suites and studios which are quiet and spacious. Perfectly suited for a romantic gateway for two, a holiday for the whole family or a business stay. Arista of Rotorua “Arista of Rotorua” formerly Cedar Lodge Motel has been re- launched providing a new and improved product to our clients. Arista of Rotorua has the advantage of a perfect location to take full advantage of what Rotorua has to offer with your limited time while providing a comfortable stay. Bella Vista Offers a range of accommodation, from studio to family rooms adjacent to Kuirau Park which has a steaming lake and bubbling mud pools and located close to restaurants, Aquatic Centre and Hospital. Brylin Motel You might say that the list of activities in Rotorua is ‘endless’. Come stay with us at Brylin Motel and experience the uniqueness that is Rotorua Birchwood Spa Motel All our luxury Rotorua motel units enjoy free wireless broadband internet. As Qualmark 4 star Rotorua Motel, we offer 17 modern motel units. Cedarwood Lakeside Cedarwood Lakeside, on the shores of Lake Rotorua, is one of the most relaxing motels in Rotorua, and is your gateway to the very best of Rotorua’s world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities. Comfort Inn Coachman The Coachman Spa Motel is the ideal base for you to enjoy everything Rotorua has to offer. It is newly refurbished in 2014 Executive on Fenton This property is one of the newest in Rotorua. Every room has either a spa pool or spa bath. All rooms are well appointed, spacious and very modern. Free internet access is available in every room. Fenton Court Motel Conveniently located in the heart of Rotorua, we offer comfortable accommodation for solo travellers, couples, families and groups. Whether you’re a local or international traveller, your kiwi host will be happy to offer recommendations and directions. 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