Local Attractions

Rotorua Attractions

Rotorua has many magnificent sights and top tourist attractions, many offering a free on-site pick up service. Our knowledgeable front of house team are more than happy to assist with advice and booking, some discounts are available to attractions and activities for our guests.

MDA Experiences

MDA Experiences

Our Exclusive Tours create the perfect excursion tailored to our guest, including a personal guide, complete privacy and the best we have to offer at MDA Experiences.

Hours We maintain office hours from 8.30am - 5pm, Mon-Friday and book tours as per client requests. Months Open all year Price Range $130.00 - $805.00

Choose MDA Experiences for an outstanding adventure in the outdoors. We are specialists in white-water rafting, mountain biking and kayaking. Our personalised luxury tours are combined with unique accommodation, NZ wine and superb cuisine. Join our select team of qualified guides in additional pursuits including heli rafting, remote mountain bike expeditions, cycle wine tours and genuine Maori culture. We enjoy providing our guests with a tailored expedition and always welcome customised ventures to suit. For those clients that are not only looking for a private excursion, but also a private transfer, MDA Experiences now offers Private Transfers from Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier and Tauranga.


Real Rotorua's Glow Worm Tour

The largest display of Glow Worms in Rotorua. Waterfalls, Wildlife and Native Forest all by the cover of darkness. Small Group Tour Off The Beaten Track

Hours 7pm Months All Year Price Range $40.00 - $65.00

Accommodation pick-up and drop-off included. tours operate all year round, departure times differ due to seasonal variations. 7pm-8pm

Tour takes 2.5 hours $65.Glow-worms are the highlight of any night-time stroll in New Zealand, and when found in abundance they can be as breathtaking as our clearest night sky. Join our experienced guides on a trip into the native bush at dusk to witness this phenomenon for yourself. Learn about the life-cycle of this fascinating insect, experience New Zealand’s wildlife by night and top off this stellar evening by relaxing under the stars.


Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably. Owned and operated by the Kiwi inventors of ZORB, discover THREE different ball rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, and MEGA Track – the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land.
facilities  Hours 9am - 5pm every day - Closed Christmas Day. Months Open all year

Waimarino Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour

Enjoy a scenic day time tour of Lake Rotoiti, glide past the cascading native bush, abundant wild life and explore the quiet lake edge. Part through the native bush to enter the glow worm cave and after relax in the natural hot pools to reflect.

facilities  Hours 9am - 6pm Months Open all year Price Range $85.00 - $130.00

Enjoy a scenic sea-kayak tour past the cascading native bush including the Pohutukawa, NZ’s native Christmas tree. View classic kiwi holiday homes dotted amongst the cliffs and coves. Explore the quiet lake's edge with abundant birdlife before parting the bush to enter the glow worm cave.

Relax in the natural thermal hot pools as you reflect on the experience. Glide over the calm waters with NZ’s only scenic lake and glow worm cave kayak tour. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rotoiti.

Booking and Departure Details:

- Meet at the Okere Falls Store/Café (time will be advised when booking). Located on SH 33.
- 3.5-4 hour Tour.
- Moderate level of fitness required (8 - 10 km total paddle)
- Please Note; NO transport is provided, unless specifically requested at time of booking. Transfers from Rotorua: $30 per person
- Bookings essential. Contact 07 576 4233 OR 0800 GLOWWORM (0800 456 996) to book


3D Trick Art Gallery

Visit and explore Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and experience what this architecturally stunning and unique area has to offer. Explore and enjoy a number of great attractions and activities including galleries, craft, antique and book stores, as well as eateries and bars serving up some delicious food, fine wine, craft beer and world-class whisky. Come along and join in the fun of Victorian Oamaru.

Activities Rotorua

Shag Point

Shag Point/Matakaea has a rich history, from early Ngai Tahu settlement to historic coalmining. The area has diverse marine life. It has interesting flora, is great for wildlife viewing, and is geologically fascinating. It is one of the best places in New Zealand to watch Fur Seals as they sleep and bask in the sunshine!

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