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Te Puia
Hot Springs & Geysers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Hot Springs & Geysers, Volcanos, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Polynesian Spa
Hot Springs & Geysers, Spas, Thermal Spas
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Hot Springs & Geysers, Volcanos, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Redwoods Treewalk
Nature & Wildlife Areas
The Spa
Bodies of Water, Biking Trails, Spas
Lake Rotoiti
Bodies of Water
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Waimangu
#1 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
you can discover it via some trails or by bus the main trail is so stunning , you ll discover many nature sceneries, all are speechless, mother nature here is so strong and beautiful there is some optional trails,...
This staff is to be highly commended (Lilly, Sandra, whole staff) for their dedication to others and for making this park - Valley - such an incredible place to visit!!!
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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua
#2 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
We did this one at night and my wife who is scared of heights enjoyed it emmensly, the lighting mixed with the majesty of the trees is spectacular a real must do for lovers of nature and forest magic!!
Redwoods are relatively little known "secret" place on the edge of Rotorua, frequented by many locals and is a must see before it becomes too well known There is a small mountain bike terrain park sensitively crea...
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Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua
#3 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
... engaged with her surrounding beauty, and Jonelle, whose curiosity and spiritual depth was evident in her gaze and passion for these might giants of nature, somehow transported to the southernmost place on earth.
This is a great way to experience nature, and we were very impressed by the efforts of the architect, engineers, and founders of the park to make this attraction an environmentally sensitive place that will preser...
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Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre Ngongotaha
#4 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Wingspan is a fantastic little bird park that does some really great work towards the conservation of New Zealand's native birds of prey, especially the New Zealand Falcon which is highly endangered.
Blown away by the hard work the Wingspan group do the birds you see flying so close to you giving you a real experience up close and personal is so different to many of the other New Zealand bird parks
Waimangu Cauldron Rotorua
#5 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The park walk is arranged in one direction from the visitors centre to the lake and is helpfully supported by a bus service that will pick you up at one of 3 bus stops depending how far you wish to walk.
The full beauty of mother nature at her best boiling streams and lakes colourful terraces amazing!
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Rotorua
#6 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
We were blown away by this awesome attraction !! Nature’s amazing thermal wonderland !! From Lady Knox Geysers eruption to many thermal spots on this park, champagne pool is the ultimate and many others !! Wow lov...
Waiotapu (Māori for "sacred waters") is an active geothermal park at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic region, just north of the Reporoa caldera, in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone.
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Te Puia Rotorua
#7 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Loved this park, the tour guide was super friendly and lovely, the park is vell maintained and has spectacular scenery! the Maori experience was very fun and interesting, I found it very good to know the Maori cul...
Awesome combination of both nature (geysers, boiling mud holes, hot springs, bush, sulfur formations, kiwi house) and deep insights into Maori handcraft (wood carving and weaving).
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Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park Rotorua
#8 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The boardwalk around the park is great for active and curious little ones to explore independently (or to take a buggy) and the many animals to view and feed make for a great interactive experience (make sure you...
Well, it certainly is a paradise in a valley, what a brilliantly run wildlife park, make the effort and visit, but make sure you are there when they feed the lions, there is so much to see in an idyllic setting yo...
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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Rotorua
#9 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Lovely way to end a hectic sight-seeing day relaxing in the hot pools overlooking the streams, paddocks and nature!
Absolutely beautiful setting with the spring in the background, Steam surrounding the car park area and Waiotapu mere 10 minutes drive away.
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Okere Falls Track Okere Falls
#10 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Just off the main highway 32, the road takes you to a spacious car park with a well-written sign giving information about the waterfalls and it's adjacent track.
From the end of Trout Road car park, it is a five minute walk on well maintained track to viewing area of the main waterfall.
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Blue Lake Track Rotorua
#11 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
If you need some peace & quiet and alone time with nature then be sure to take a drive out here....the track around the lake is well-marked, with spectacular views & it is a very very easy stroll.
At least I advice you to start at the car park located between the 2 lakes, the blue and the green There is a beautiful view point Around the blue one ITVs easy and there is lot of people, sceneries are stunning A...
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Kuirau Park Rotorua
#12 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Great place to really get the true feeling for NZ culture, with Kiwiana to be brought and eaten, I really enjoyed my experience here, we loved relaxing in the foot pools and kids thought the park was fantastic.
When staying in Rotorua my cousin and I enjoyed a couple of hours strolling around Kuirau Park So well laid out to make the most of the natural attractions and terrain , with Informative signs along the way Very w...
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Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool Wai-O-Tapu
#13 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
There is a 1 min walk to the top lookout or you can view it from many places at the bottom, and the car park is big enough for plenty of vehicles and motorhomes.
A great place to take unique, scenic photos, as the nature.
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Government Gardens Rotorua
#14 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The Government Gardens (originally known as Paepaekumana) is a public park, partly laid out as gardens, located by Lake Rotorua in central Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand.
Worth a walk around but the museum is closed at the moment but the grounds are lovely also try the pool with two hot pools in the park it is very reasonable priced.
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Lake Rotorua Rotorua
#15 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
A stroll on the lake promenade is a must when visiting Rotorua: a nice well-kept park borders the lake and you cannot help sitting on the grass or on one of the several benches bordering the promenade.
Close to everything, most of all Eatstreet, and senter of town, walking distance to restaurants and parks.
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Mt. Tarawera Rotorua
#16 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
... up to the mountain - a very bumpy thirty minutes plus experience in a bus with limited suspension - once you break the tree line you park up and first walk around the crater edge and then ascend to the summit.
We saw only a small portion of the affects of that eruption as there are 17 kms of this mountain split apart by the forces of nature.Well worth a visit even for locals.
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Rainbow Springs Nature Park Rotorua
#17 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The park is beautifully maintained, small clear streams, Redwood trees, Black Ponga's, ferns, birds, trout that you can feed but the exceptional stand-out is the Kiwi.
Large, generous car park is a great start for getting kids out etc. worth while school holiday bonus of kids being free saved us a few dollars also. Beautiful walks through the park with plenty of camouflaged bird...
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Lake Rotoiti Rotorua
#18 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Stunning view, real beautiful and unspoiled nature, clear water.
After 30 mins we came to a sign which said 45 mins back to car park, 1.5 hours to loop track.
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Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve Hamurana
#19 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
It is worth the price of admission if you are looking for a peaceful stroll through nature and gently gorgeous photo opps of giant red woods, birds of many kinds, bubbling sands, and crystal clear water.
What an amazing little gem... this spring was suggested to us by a few locals and upon our arrival in the car park we were amazed at the lack of tourists... this is quite a hidden gem.... apparently growing in pop...
Polynesian Spa Rotorua
#20 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Public pools are for Adults only and they have around 4 big pools with different temperature for you to try in and of course with beautiful nature view of Rotorua.
We enjoyed walking about the city's lovely parks, especially around the shoreline of Lake Rotorua.
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Hells Gate Tikitere
#21 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The combo is a great option as you get to explore the fascinating park with bubbling pools of mud and steaming sulphur pools, then relax in the mud and sulphur baths.
Our guide, Jack, was full of fun facts, surprising stories and interesting information, which made the walk around the park that much more knowledgeable and enjoyable.
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Lake Okareka Walkway Rotorua
#22 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
You drive to Acacia Road, a small car park with the sign "Lake Okareka Walkway ". Park the car and enjoy.
Highly recommended as a relaxing free activity with nature loving kids.
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Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach Rotorua
#23 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
It was a real novelty to see thermal water in nature like that and great to give the kids that experience.
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Rainbow Mountain - Crater Lake Walk Rotorua
#24 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
We walked the track from car park to top with our two boys (3 and 0).
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Lady Knox Geyser Rotorua
#25 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Fun way to learn a bit more about the area and a great addition to the Wai-O-Tapu park.
The geyser erupts daily as the park rangers add some soap to break the surface tension to help the geyser erupt.
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Tarawera Trail Rotorua
#26 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
You must park at the trailhead and prebook both a water taxi at the end of the trail (hot water beach to landing) and a shuttle back from landing back to your car at the trailhead.
I have had the pleasure of doing a few one-way trips to, and from, Hot Water Beach but really wanted to try running the Out-and-back from the Te Wairoa car park (trail head).
Te Urewera Treks Rotorua
#27 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Nature can be a great healer.
A wonderful nature experience
The Spa Rotorua
#28 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The Bridge at Waiotapu Stream Wai-O-Tapu
#29 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The stream is located On the loop road towards the Waiotapu thermal park - Under the bridge, you should see quite a few cards parked along the bridge.
Were there in what would be a busy day - but being there before 11am meant we had very few people there (found park right next to bridge and were the only people there for a while).
Lake Rotokakahi Rotorua
#30 of 43 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
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