2-Day Itinerary | Thrilling Weekend Adventure in Rotorua: Explore, Experience, and Enjoy

a yellow raft going down a rapid on the kaituna river in rotorua

Day 1: Saturday

Morning: Arrival and Check-In

group of friends riding on the luge in rotorua

Late Morning: Adventure at Skyline Rotorua

  • Head to Skyline Rotorua for an adrenaline rush. Try the luge ride and take the gondola to the top for panoramic views of Lake Rotorua.

family on a swing bridge in the okere falls scenic reserve

Afternoon: Ziplining with Rotorua Ziplines

  • Embark on a ziplining adventure with Rotorua Ziplines. Soar through the treetops and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Lunch: Okere Falls Store

  • Enjoy lunch at the Okere Falls Store, soaking in the charming atmosphere and perhaps discussing the morning's adventures.

Afternoon: Rotorua Rafting

  • Continue the adventure with Rotorua Rafting. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Kaituna River, including the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall.

young person on front of raft going through apid on the kaituna river in okere falls

Evening: Lakeside Dinner

  • Wind down with a lakeside dinner at a restaurant like Eat Street or Ambrosia. Savour local cuisine with beautiful views of Lake Rotorua.

Day 2: Sunday

Morning: Mountain Biking in the Redwoods

  • Gear up for an adrenaline-fueled morning of mountain biking in the Redwoods Forest. With trails catering to various skill levels, you'll experience the thrill of speeding through the towering trees. If you need to hire bikes, speak to the team at Planet Bike or Mountain Bike Rotorua.
mountain biking in the redwood forest in rotorua

Late Morning: Secret Spot Hot Tubs

  • After an exhilarating ride, head to the Secret Spot Hot Pools to relax and unwind. Nestled in a beautiful natural setting, these private pools offer a serene environment to soak and rejuvenate.
couple sitting in hot tub at secret spot hot tubs in rotorua

Lunch: Local Cafe or Bakery

  • Recharge with a quick and delicious lunch at a local cafe or bakery in Rotorua.

Afternoon: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

  • Post-soak, continue your adventure with a visit to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to explore surreal geothermal features and witness the Lady Knox Geyser eruption.
wai o tapu hot spring with orange and green colours

Evening: Farewell Dinner

  • Conclude your weekend with a delightful farewell dinner at a local restaurant, reflecting on the memorable experiences of the weekend.

This revised itinerary incorporates a relaxing soak at the Secret Spot Hot Pools after the mountain biking adventure, providing a perfect balance of excitement and relaxation. Enjoy the rest of your weekend in Rotorua!

This Sunday itinerary includes a mix of nature, relaxation, and cultural experiences to complement the high-energy activities from the previous day. Feel free to adjust the schedule based on your preferences and the availability of activities. Enjoy your unforgettable weekend in Rotorua!