Mitai Maori Village
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
About 3km north of central Rotorua, Rainbow Springs is a family-friendly winner. The natural springs here are home to wild trout and...
This gondola cruises up Mt Ngongotaha, about 3km northwest of town, from where you can take in panoramic lake views or ride a speedy...
The Ogo (about 5km north of town) involves careening down a grassy hillside in a big bubble, with water or without. Silly? Fun?...
Third Place Cafe
A really interesting cafe away from the hubbub, Third Place has leapfrogged into first by our reckoning. All-day breakfast/brunch...
Lonely Planet review
This family-run outfit offers a popular three-hour evening event with a concert, hangi and glowworm bushwalk. The experience can be combined with a tour of Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park next door, with coloured nightlights and a walk through the kiwi enclosure (four hours total, adult/child 5-9yr/child 10-15yr $125/35/65). Pick-ups available.