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Welcome to Rotorua: The North Island Hub for Adventure

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure? Look no further than Rotorua, the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua offers an array of adrenaline-pumping activities and breathtaking landscapes that will leave you in awe. Whether you’re travelling with family, seeking a romantic getaway, or simply craving an adrenaline rush, Rotorua has something for everyone. Join us as we explore the best attractions, pit stops, and accommodations in this adventure-packed paradise.

Step up your family time with a visit to ZORB Rotorua

Calling all families! If you’re looking to add a dash of excitement to your family time, ZORB Rotorua is the perfect destination. Imagine sliding down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball – it’s like the most fun waterslide you’ll ever go on. This unique experience will create unforgettable memories for the whole family that will leave you laughing and giggling like a child. Check our tips on how to really step up your family time in Rotorua.

Road trip through the North Island – our top 5 pit stops

The diverse landscape of New Zealand’s North Island is home to an array of unique tourism activities. Roll downhill, while laughing uncontrollably in an inflatable ball at ZORB Rotorua. Just down the road is Rotorua Canopy Tours, where you can fly on a network of ziplines, swing bridges, and more! Across the lake, experience rafting in outstanding scenery at Rotorua Rafting. In the beautiful Taupō region is the thrilling AJ Hackett Bungy and New Zealand’s #1 rated skydive experience, Taupo Tandem Skydiving. Check out all our North Island pit stops right here.


Explore Rotorua

Us Kiwis are natural thrillseekers, just take a look at our range of world-famous tourism activities invented by adventurous New Zealanders. Downhill ball rolling was invented in New Zealand by the owners of ZORB Rotorua, the largest ball rolling site in the world. Another epic kiwi invention is the Skyline luge, where cart riders drive downhill with full control over their direction. Likewise, jetboating was invented in New Zealand and as was The Schweeb, a human powered monorail racetrack. No matter what kind of thrill you are after, kiwi invented activities are sure to add some excitement to your holiday. Check our list of the most epic Rotorua-based tourism activities.

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How to have the most romantic getaway in Rotorua

Rotorua is the perfect destination for a romantic retreat. For a unique farm stay, check out Wildberry Cottage and enjoy outstanding views of rolling hills, an outdoor bathtub, and farm animals as neighbours. Looking for a fun activity? Rotorua offers an array of experiences. From helicopter tours with Volcanic Air, to downhill ball-rolling at ZORB, to nighttime tree walking at Redwoods, Rotorua has something exciting for all couples to try. Is food your love language? Rotorua is also home to an array of cuisines. Enjoy a comforting eggs benedict at Urban Bistro, a burger at Atticus Finch or an Italian dish at Leonardos. Rotorua’s romantic culinary options are exceptional. Start planning your romantic Rotorua getaway.


Aerial shot or Rotorua

The most unique places to stay when visiting Rotorua.

Whether you are looking for romance, adventure, or family time, Rotorua is a great destination for all types of travellers. Hideaway in a tiny house experience at Okere Falls or get comfortable in the Cosy Cottage in central Rotorua! Watch the night sky from your own outdoor bathtub at The Cabin or star gaze from your Safari Tent in Ngongotaha Valley. If you’re after comfort and character, visit the Woolshed, which as the name suggests, use to be the property’s woolshed but has been converted in to a lovely two-bedroom cottage. With these incredible stays in Rotorua, you will never be disappointed! Click here to read the full blog about the most unique Rotorua accommodation options.

outdoor bathtub Zorb Rotorua New Zealand
February 19, 2024


When are you coming to slide down the hill? 🛝💦 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #thingstodo #purenz #newzealand
Did you know that the water (sometimes warm, sometimes cooler) keeps you on the bottom of the ball while rolling? NO tumbling involved 👏🏼 

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We might be biased but we think we have some of the best hot tub views in Rotorua 💫 

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We put 40 litres of fresh water (warm in the winter, cool in the summer) into every ball that rolls down the hill 💦 #slipandslide #slidewhileyouride #newzealand #zorb #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz
These two nailed the jump shot 🙌🏼 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #zorb #slidewhileyouride #purenz #nz
All smiles as these two slip and slide down the hill 💧
Tree tunnel on our new track pipeline looking lush 🍃 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz #zorb #nz #thigstodo #purenz
High fives all round 🖐🏼 #zorbrotorua
And just like that another round of school holidays are done and dusted ✌🏼
Feeling competitive? Race ya mates and show them who the real winner is 🏆 bonus points if you can stay on your feet the whole time. #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #purenewzealand #thingstodonz