Steam & Soak
A Short Break
For a spot of romance perhaps, or for a chill out weekend with friends, Rotorua invites you to ‘steam and soak’. Visit to experience the ultimate balance of recharging body and soul!
Mokoia Island, in the centre of Lake Rotorua, is home to Rotorua’s most famous love story. Take a jet boat with Katoa Rotorua to Mokoia Island for a walking tour to learn more about the historic and cultural significance of this special little spot, and come face to face with the islands feathered inhabitants!
Volcanic Hills Winery make their wine in Rotorua using grapes from the best growing regions across New Zealand. Their wine tasting is relaxed and unpretentious, focussing on your enjoyment of wine.
The tasting room is at the top of the gondola at Skyline Rotorua, with stunning panoramic views of the city.
Spoil yourself at Polynesian Spa, ranked one of the Top 10 spas in the world. The Deluxe Lake Spa is lakeside luxury at its best, and for some extra indulgence, the range of massages and spa treatments will leave you revived and refreshed.
Stay at Sport of Kings Motel, it’s tucked away off the main street, but still close to the action. This home away from home has all the right ingredients for special stay, including a heated swimming pool and geothermally heated indoor private spa pools.
On Sunday morning, brunch is first on the list. Te Puia offers a unique opportunity to dine overlooking the Pohutu Geyser. Pātaka Kai restaurant perfectly blends traditional Māori flavours and cooking techniques with contemporary classics, perfect for a sophisticated start to the day with a glass of bubbles!
The Redwoods have become a Rotorua icon, a visit by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just added to the hype. There are a number of options for walking tracks, all well-marked with coloured arrows so you won’t get lost, unless you really want to! If you’ve got the energy, the Pohaturoa walk (follow the yellow arrows) takes you to a lookout point with great views across Te Puia and the city.