Luxury in Rotorua
A Short Break
There’s an ultimate list of luxury experiences waiting for you in Rotorua! We’ve got mind-blowing experiences that will delight: Indulge yourself in tranquil mineral pools… Cruise aboard a luxury yacht… Zip line through an ancient forest… You can do all this in Rotorua, all while taking in a magical backdrop of colourful geothermal, abundant forest and a stunning lake district.
If you enjoy gourmet dining with charming views, fabulous local cuisine and fine wines fresh from the cellar, you’re in for a real treat! There are so many dining options available to enjoy this meticulous menu in which everything, where possible, is made fresh from scratch, including the incredibly popular house-baked ciabatta.
What better way to enjoy a genuine, personal Rotorua experience than hop on board the luxury sailing catamaran ‘Tiua’ on Lake Rotoiti with Pure Cruise.
High levels of comfort and service are a given onboard the 53 foot yacht Tiua. Beautiful lake Rotoiti is a large fresh water lake with stunning bays and coves – hidden gems aplenty!
The pace is your call: Relax or expend your energy the choice of pace is all yours. At lunch time, the crew will nestle into a cove, light up the BBQ and prepare delicious food, complemented by classic New Zealand beverages.
Private guided Ancestral footprints cultural tour. Journey deep into the history, culture and natural wonders of the Tarawera region with an unforgettable guided tour with Totally Tarawera.
Your guide will enthral, educate and entertain you with tales of Tarawera’s history and legends, and you’ll enjoy a unique combination of Māori culture, geothermal and ecological elements throughout. This is an incredible way to savour a superb blend of beauty, history and culture in a real and authentic way.
Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, known to the locals as the Redwoods Forest, is located just five minutes drive from Rotorua city centre.
Here you can experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world. Not to mention taking in superb panoramic views of Rotorua City, Lake and surrounding district.
Want to get exploring by bike? Check out the options here.
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 in 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.
Get up, up and away with Volcanic Air, who offer an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic float plane air tours.
Want to land on and explore New Zealand’s iconic Mt Tarawera by helicopter? Why not view our region’s unique volcanoes, stunning lakes district and vibrant geothermal reserves by floatplane? There’s options to suit everyone.
Every Volcanic Air tour combines spectacular scenery with informative and interesting commentaries about our area that is considered the cultural heart of New Zealand.
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.
Situated five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors featuring the world famous Pōhutu Geyser, boiling mud pools and the kiwi, through the Kiwi Conservation Centre.
Te Puia is also home to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and acts as kaitiaki (guardian) of the traditional Māori skills of carving and weaving for future generations.
The stunning restaurant, Pātaka Kai, is a must visit, offering you a spectacular geothermal view of Pōhutu geyser while enjoying an exquisite range of local flavours. Check out Sunday Brunch – a new Rotorua ‘Must Eat’!