Attractions and Daytrips

Kiwi Encounter/Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park has been a favourite destination since 1932. A natural spring of fresh water has given us the ability to conserve a special part of New Zealand. Spread over 22 acres of parkland, Rainbow Springs offers a truly unique experience and is a must-see for anyone wanting to get to know New Zealand’s wonderful environment and animals, both during the day and at night.

Check out their newest ride! The Big SPLASH!

Paradise Valley- Lion Park

Paradise Valley Springs is a beautifully presented New Zealand Wildlife park, along with a pride of African Lions. Paradise Valley Springs is open every day of the year (365 days), including each and every public holiday.

Open from 8am until dark, with last entry to the park at 5pm. Tickets must be purchased before 5pm to allow entry, then you are able to leave at any time until dark. Lion Feeding is every day at 2.30pm. Kea and Possum Feeding is every day at 3.00pm. 

We are an all weather attraction, suitable for all age groups, and there is plenty of free parking.

Be sure to allow at least one to two hours for your visit.

Motion Entertainment

MOTION ENTERTAINMENT: New Zealand's No.1 Entertainment Mall

 

If you are looking for laughter, excitement, adventure and fun all under one roof then Motion Entertainment is a ‘must do’ on your visit to Rotorua. Sit back and enjoy a meal at our fully licensed restaurant or join in the atmosphere and get lost in a world of fun.

Redwoods Treewalk

Redwoods Treewalk is a 600-metre long, eco-tourism walk in the heart of Rotorua’s Redwood Forest. Consisting of a series of 23 suspension bridges, traversing 22 majestic Redwood trees that are more than 117-years-old. The height of the walkway ranges between 6 m and 20 m, allowing an elevated view of the forest below.

By incorporating unique creations, the Redwoods Nightlights is New Zealand’s first design led tourism experience, combining the walkway attraction with designer lighting to both compliment and contrast the beauty of the natural environment. The design, sustainability and innovation elements form an inherent part of the experience. One of the Nightlights, Titi, won a gold award at the New Zealand premiere design awards, The Best Awards.

Off Road New Zealand

Off Road NZ is a sustainable premium adventure experience. Established in 1992, Off Road NZ provide the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences in New Zealand, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. The newest adventure is the opportunity to race one of our 390cc 4-stroke karts on New Zealand’s newest and longest KartSport circuit. 

Off Road NZ is located on a beautiful NZ native bush-clad property on the Mamaku Plateau, just 20 minutes north of Rotorua City. 

River Rats

River Rats rafting and kayaking adventures take you deep into the heart of 100% Pure New Zealand. Pack your sense of adventure and join us on the river for rafting experiences across grades two to five, including almighty waterfall drops, rushing rapids, and calm pools of recovery.

Whatever your age or adventure stage our experiences are right for you. Safety comes first at River Rats. All our raft guides are qualified experts and operate safe and professional rafting and kayaking expeditions. Initial training is given prior to all expeditions along with warm gear appropriate to the conditions and safety gear to ensure that you get thrills without the chills.

Soak up the calm peacefulness of the lush native bush surrounding the river, learn about the environment and hear about local history. You will also appreciate the warmer waters of our North Island rivers as they are not mountain fed.

Agrodome

In the heart of 350-acres of lush farmland, yet only 10 minutes from Rotorua city centre, you’ll find New Zealand’s Agrodome.

For over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show starring a cast of talented animals… and you! After the show you can visit the Farmyard Nursery, which is home to our cutest baby animals who are available for cuddles and photos all year round!

Plus, if you really want to explore the Agrodome 350-acre working farm then join our Farm Tour. During this guided tour, you'll get to hand-feed loads of friendly animals and sample delicious kiwifruit juice and honey from our land.

The Agrodome is one of New Zealand’s must-see attractions, open in any weather, 365 days a year!

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