Couples Action Weekend
From fabulous eateries, to unspoilt geothermal beauty, to glow worm constellations, ziplining in an ancient forest, or indulge in healing mineral pools, Rotorua offers the ultimate couples escape. Action packed or indulgent, the choice is yours.
Check into your digs for the weekend and head out for dinner.
Atticus Finch, located on the vibrant dining and entertainment precinct of Eat Streat, will wow you with their designed to share menu, exquisite seasonally crafted cocktails, craft beers and local wine by the glass.
Located on the lakefront, Terrace Kitchen’s modern, relaxed eatery pays homage to Rotorua’s spa heritage with inspiration drawn from the legendary Pink and White Terraces, meanwhile, their mouth-watering menu will leave you wanting more!
If awe-inspiring scenery is high on your list of things to see, a visit to Waimangu Volcanic Valley is a must. Here you’ll experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured micro biology and a wide array of birds. Immerse yourself in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal valley.
If you are hungry after your exploration, check out Waimangu Local Café & Store, a cosy, unique spot with beautiful views over the volcanic valley – and delicious pizzas!
In one of the only places in the world where you can stand up paddle board or kayak into a cave with thousands of magical glow worms, Paddle Board Rotorua will delight all your senses.
Take a day time paddle board or kayak trip with breath-taking views or, kick it up a notch at night, and enjoy an evening paddle before being immersed in the wonder of glow worms and stars on a clear night.
Enjoy native bush and quiet beaches on the Blue Lake Track around Lake Tikitapu. This is a small, circular lake, framed by stunning native bush views and is affectionately known by locals as the Blue Lake because of its striking colour.
The Blue Lake Track is a 5.5km walking loop designed for folk with low to moderate fitness. Fancy a swim? Pack your swimmers: The south side of the lake has great swimming beaches.
Blow your mind with the zipline of a lifetime and explore the beauty of a native ancient forest with multi award-winning Rotorua Canopy Tours. On your adventure, you’ll journey through lush native forest and experience ziplines, suspended swing bridges and treetop platforms.
Keen to race your significant other on a tandem zipline? Check out the Ultimate Tour, home to an impressive tandem 400m zipline, as well as an incredible spiral staircase, cliff walk 50m above the forest floor and a controlled descent to boot.
Disconnect from the world and escape to Polynesian Spa, voted a Top 10 Day Spa in the world. Here you’ll enjoy tranquil and healing bathing – as well as epic lake views. Your soul will thank you for it.
If you want to take things up a notch, go for the ultimate indulgence with a spa or massage therapy. From signature services like de-stress aromatherapy massages, mud wraps & Aix treatments, to relaxing soaks in alkaline or acidic geothermal pools, this is the ultimate way to get away from it all.
Finish off an incredible day with the Nightlights at Redwoods Treewalk. It’s an illuminated treetop walkway, half a kilometre long, lit with lanterns designed by the world-renowned David Trubridge.
Treewalkers can experience Treewalk at their own pace, taking in the serenity of the forest by night. Majestic and magical, the Redwoods Treewalk experience truly is a walk to remember.