Rotorua Attractions


Rotorua is rich in culture and fun activities. We have listed a few below but as you will be aware there are many more. We want to make your stay here as relaxed and varied as possible so we would be happy to make any bookings for you.

Rotorua Anglers Association

Colin with trout catch Colin is a keen fisherman and a member of the Rotorua Anglers Association.

Here at Tickled Trout we can purchase licences for you and book for you a fantastic trout fishing experience.

Enquire with us.

Here is a photo of one of my latest catches.

Affordable Trout fishing

Rotorua Trout Gordon has over 30 years fishing experience in all types of craft and is world renowned for catch results.
His clients have won numerous fishing competitions and all rate him highly for his ability to impart his fishing prowess to his clients... and he guarantees that you will catch a fish.

No fancy promises - just guaranteed results! Gordon has over 30 years fishing experience in all types of craft and is world renowned for catch results.

Te Puia Maori Village

Te Puia Maori village Te Puia is New Zealand's living Maori cultural centre, located just 5 minutes from central Rotorua.
Situated in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, Te Puia's 60 hectare site is home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, a live kiwi enclosure, the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, and more than 500 geothermal wonders.
With land steeped in ancestral history, and a guiding legacy that stretches back to the 1800s, Te Puia extend their unique hospitality and rich cultural heritage to all visitors.

The Redwoods - Whakarewarewa Forest

The Redwoods Mountain Biking.
One of the oldest mountain bike networks in the country, with master crafted trails, unbeatable riding surfaces, well draining volcanic soils, varying topography and fantastic scenery. It is no wonder Rotorua is renowned among mountain bikers as a premier riding destination.
With around 130km of continually evolving trails, there is something to cater for all levels of rider, from beginners and family groups through to experts looking for extreme action.

Lakeland Queen

Lakeland Queen The Crown Jewel of Lake Cruising: Take the opportunity to enjoy a unique dining cruise on the Lakeland Queen - the only large vessel of its kind operating on the iconic Lake Rotorua. A beautiful lake with its own unique geothermal features, natural wonders and unique landscapes.
Join us for a range of 1 hour cruise options including, breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner while on-board a relaxing scenic cruise that is uniquely Rotorua.
Enjoy stunning views only accessible by boat including the mystifying geothermal area of Sulphur Bay with its milky white lake water, the bird sanctuary of the volcanic rock dome known as Mokoia Island and reflective views of the city centre.
Departing daily from the picturesque Rotorua Lakefront, located just a few minutes walk from the city centre, there are a range of activities including rare birdlife, parkgrounds to relax and a playground for the children to enjoy prior or after your Lakeland Queen cruise. Parking is available.

Volcanic Air: Helicopters and Float Planes

Volcanic Air Volcanic Air is conveniently located at the Rotorua City Lakefront within walking distance of many of our major hotels and our cafe and restaurant district. Weather permitting the float plane can land in front of the Tickled Trout and pick you up. Subject to confirmation from the pilot. Our scenic tours feature the very best of this regions iconic landmarks and coupled with this areas unique culture and history combine to offer some of New Zealand's premier Helicopter and Floatplane tours. Land on New Zealand's only permanently active Volcano White Island or the summit of Mt. Tarawera Volcano site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory. View the stunning Rotorua lakes district, spectacular national parks and vibrant geothermal reserves from above or in combination with guided tours at Tikitere (Hells Gate), Orakei Korako (the Hidden Valley) or Te Wairoa (the Buried Village). We invite you to step on board with Volcanic Air and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Skyline Gondola and Luge

Skyline Gondola Don't look any further if you're wondering what to do in Rotorua. The Skyline Rotorua complex is situated just minutes from central Rotorua, high up Mt Ngongotaha. To begin your Skyline Rotorua adventure, take a leisurely uphill Gondola ride and enjoy the extensive views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas. At the top, the thrill of the Luge, the culinary delights of the Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, beautiful nature walks and exciting adventure activities all await you. For a casual dining experience visit our Food Market Kitchen, a marketplace style cafe that has something for everyone - from great coffee to real fruit ice cream. The whole family will enjoy our fun Jelly Belly gallery and store or just for the adults our new Volcanic Hills winery and tasting room.

Waitomo Cave and Hobbiton Adventure

Hobbiton Departing from Rotorua, Waitomo Wanderer gets you to Waitomo with plenty to see before you even arrive.
Join our comfortable, colourful scenic shuttle as we guide you to this fascinating world. Waitomo Wanderer offers a regular return service so you can enjoy a day of excitement or stay overnight to take in the full experience. We pick up and drop off from your accommodation and can combine transport with tours at Waitomo and Hobbiton.
We have many options available including a gentle guided boat trip through a glow-worm grotto in the Waitomo Caves or a thrilling Legendary Black Water Rafting trip including caving, abseiling/rappelling or tubing.
Above-ground activities include horse riding, jet boating, a wildlife park and a Kiwi culture show. The extensive bush area around Waitomo offer bush walks, the natural Limestone Bridge and the Marokopa Falls.