What to do and see in Rotorua District, North Island: The Best Other Outdoor Activities

June 10, 2021 Etsuko Causey

Discover the best top things to do in Rotorua District, New Zealand including Cruise and Fish Rotorua, Diversion Maze Park, Kerosene Creek, Mt Ngongotaha Jubilee Track, Lake Okataina.

1. Cruise and Fish Rotorua

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Cruise and Fish Rotorua

FISHING charters and cruises on one of Rotorua's most scenic lakes, Lake Tarawera. Come and have some fabulous family fun, team building or a special occasion and enjoy its unique thermal springs and it's famous rainbow trout fishing from 1 Oct to 30 June. This operates on Lake Tarawera and we pick up at Kariri Point Reserve (Boat shed Bay) FLY fishing from Rotorua city. Drive in and helicopter backcountry options to the rivers and streams of the central North Island of New Zealand for Brown and Rainbow trout. We look forward to making memories with us. We pick up from your accommodation and fly or drive to the multiple rivers, streams and lakes with in an hour of Rotorua City. We have no office for you to call into, for enquiries please email, call or text. As most of my office is out of coverage please allow a reasonable time for a reply.

2. Diversion Maze Park

1135b Te Ngae Road, Rotorua 3074 New Zealand +64 7-345 3909 https://www.facebook.com/diversionmazepark/
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Diversion Maze Park

Lose yourself in our challenging timber maze built in 1982. Dont be fooled, it's harder than it looks! Relaxing courtyard with lawn games, petting zoo, onsite barista coffee and superb range of NZ made refreshments.

Reviewed By PapEastDiners

Lovely hosts, great coffee, good shade. Petting animals and maze to stretch little kids legs. Great pit stop if travelling.

3. Kerosene Creek

35km south of Rotorua (on the way to Taupo), Rotorua New Zealand http://www.kerosenecreek.co.nz
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Kerosene Creek

Reviewed By ChChAotearoa - Rotorua, New Zealand

This place was recommended as a ‘must see’ and we certainly weren’t disappointed. How lucky to have a warm creek complete with small waterfalls to relax in for free! The only thing I found annoying was the amount of rubbish and clothing visitors had left behind. Really disrespectful behaviour I thought for the unique and free experience they had.

4. Mt Ngongotaha Jubilee Track

Violet Bonnington Reserve, Rotorua Rotorua 3015 New Zealand http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/bay-of-plenty/rotorua-lakes/mt-ngongotaha-jubilee-track/
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Mt Ngongotaha Jubilee Track

Reviewed By J243BQstevew - Tauranga, New Zealand

The track is two fold and can be done quite separately although we chose to combine the two for a compete experience. There a loop track that is relatively easy with some uphill walking complete with many story boards along the way explaining the trees, ferns, birds, pests and conservation groups conducting work on the mountain. The Jubilee track is 2.5km hike to the top and the same distance back down. The information boards at the bottom are quite clear, due to the growth of the bush there is no view from the top. We saw family groups on both tracks. There are rudimentary DOC compost toilets about 100 metres into the walk.

5. Lake Okataina

Okataina Road New Zealand http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/bay-of-plenty/rotorua-lakes/lake-okataina-walking-tracks/
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Lake Okataina

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