From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to biking trails and thermal mud pools, Rotorua has it all. The city offers a many of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind. Rotorua is a wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in.
Taupō was created nearly 2000 years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you’ll see evidence of the lake’s fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Taupō’s beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents. Just north of Taupō you’ll find New Zealand’s most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second.