One day in Rotorua! I cannot believe you're only coming here for one day. What are you thinking?
That's what sometimes happens though. It's a toss-up with what to leave in or take out, especially if you're travelling throughout New Zealand. Poor you, I can totally relate to that particular dilemma.
If you want to capture the essence of Rotorua in the least amount of time then a medley of tours would be the best way to go.
At least with tours you can sit back, relax and take in the sights. There is no worry about traffic and finding your way which also saves on time.
Following are links to a small selection of tours that will give you a good insight into this most fabulous city of ours. Have fun now.
Two tours are included here which will have you going from 7.25am until about 9.30pm. You will see the quintessential Rotorua including Māori Culture, geysers and mud pools, an interactive sheep show, the museum, the Buried Village and more.
Head out of the city for this natural eco adventure. Visit Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland featuring Lady Knox Geyser, have lunch and take a swim at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.
Once lunch has settled, next up is a jet boat ride on the Riverjet followed by a visit to Orakei Korako thermal reserve.
To round out the day, Trent, the owner of this business, will add on an evening at Mitai's if you like. Here you will be entertained as you learn about Māori culture and have dinner.
If learning about our thermal is your buzz, this full day tour is tailor-made for you. Waiotapu and Waimangu Volcanic Valley fascinate with eruptions, mud pools and boiling hot springs followed by the Blue & Green Lakes and the Buried Village along with viewing our famous volcano Mt Tarawera.