Tours

Tuesday afternoon (18 May) is set aside to give you time to explore some of the many activities that Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty region has to offer.

NZSA WOLVERINE X4 VIKING

Adventure Playground

Departs: 12.30pm pick up from Millennium Hotel
Return: 3.15pm drop off Millennium Hotel
Price: $149.00 per person GST included

This tour includes the popular 1 hour 4WD Buggy Tour after which you migrate to our custom built Rotorua Clay Bird Shooting range.

Our new Yamaha 4WD buggies seat up to 5 people and are a great option for your NZ off road activity day at Adventure Playground. Enjoy a spectacular tour with our experienced guides and learn some of the history of our Spirit Mountain, Mount Ngongotaha. Our guides are passionate about the environment, Rotorua and Maori history, culture & legends associated with the mountain. Our off road experience takes you through lush NZ native bush showcasing our famous New Zealand Silver Ferns and a variety of native birds and animals. The highlight of the off road experience is the breathtaking views from our highest lookout, extending across Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and the city of Rotorua.

After a safety briefing from a qualified instructor, you’ll experience expert 1 on 1 coaching, a lot of hit clays and a heap of fun and excitement. We have to warn you, our Rotorua Clay Bird Shooting experience is extremely addictive, but we’ve got you covered. Extra boxes of shells are available. So grab yourselves an amazing NZ off road and Rotorua clay bird shooting experience.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting a little muddy. We also suggest you bring a hat.

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Mountain Bike

Departs: 1.00pm from Millennium Hotel
Return: 5.00pm drop off Millennium Hotel
Price: $119.00 per person GST included

Start this experience by travelling a few minutes from the centre of Rotorua city to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest. Here you will meet your guides for the day and be introduced to the world famous trail network totalling more than 180kms of purpose built tracks. Upon arrival you will be fitted with a safety helmet and appropriately sized bike for your needs. From here we will give you a group safety briefing and a cover the functions of new season mountain bikes before heading out to explore Whakarewarewa Forest with our guiding team. The trails cater to everyone from the complete beginner right through to pro-level elite riders. By the nature of the spread of client experience levels and our allocation of guides we have on tour we can then tailor the ride to suit everyone’s needs on the day.

What to wear: Safety equipment, 2021 season Mountain bike and helmet are provided for all riders. We recommend comfortable practical clothes and closed toe shoes.

NZSA Rafting in Rotorua

River Rats Rafting and Adventures

Departs: 12.30pm pick up from Millennium Hotel
Return: 4.00pm drop off Millennium Hotel
Price: $104.00
per person GST included

River Rats has nearly 40 year’s experience in providing customers with quality adventures. Our attention to detail and safety first culture sets us apart.

Join River Rats and experience the thrill of White Water rafting on the Grade 5 Kaituna River only 15 minutes from central Rotorua. Featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, the awesome 7m (23ft) Tutea Falls. Fast and furious, this exhilarating ride takes you through a stunning gorge clad with native bush and over the awesome seven metre drop. Although this trip provides full on action the river is pool drop meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river, In fact around 70% of customers have never rafted before. Around 15 – 20 minutes of training is provided prior to the trip teaching all the required paddle commands and safety information.

What to wear: We will provide all the gear to keep you cosy on the water, you just need a swimsuit to wear under our wetsuit and a towel for afterwards.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours

Departs: 12.30pm from Millennium Hotel
Return: 4.15pm drop off Millennium Hotel
Price: Original Canopy Experience - $120.00 per person GST included
Ultimate Canopy Experience - $160.00 per person GST included

Experience New Zealand's only native forest Zipline Canopy Tour on the Mamaku Plateau only 10 minutes from Rotorua. You will venture deep into beautiful virgin native forest on a journey from forest floor to the forest canopy on an incredible network of walking trails, treetop platforms, ziplines (flying foxes) and canopy swingbridges. You will literally fly! Two guides will accompany your group for the three hour experience which is a personal encounter with nature mixing thrill and excitement with passive forest observation and environmental appreciation as you traverse the 1.2km tour route. A uniquely intimate experience, meaning more time with your authentic Kiwi guides who are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile and teach you amazing things as they bring the forest to life.

It’s an adventure that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story, with every ticket purchased contributing to conservation efforts. To date, 220 hectares of the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve have been restored by removing thousands of predators. Together we have brought the forest back to life and created a forest eco-sanctuary for birdlife to flourish.

What to wear: The forest is usually a few degrees colder than it is in Rotorua and can get quite frosty in the winter, we recommend a warm pair of socks and one more layer than what you are comfortable in outside. High quality wet weather gear and an extra warm outer layer can be supplied. Closed toe footwear is a must all year round.

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Rotorua Duck Tours followed by Redwoods Treewalk

Departs: 12.30pm pick up Millennium Hotel
Return: 5.00pm drop off Millennium Hotel
Price: $100.00 per person GST included

The Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour takes you on a deeper journey through the Rotorua Lakes District with the highlight being a visit to Lake Tarawera, not only a stunning setting, but home to Mt Tarawera which changed our entire history in 1886. On our journey to Tarawera we firstly visit the stunning Lake Okareka for our first splashdown. A small lakeside community within a bird sanctuary. We discover Tikitapu (Blue Lake) with its incredible colours and natural surrounds. After that we pass our most sacred Lake in the area Rotokakahi, along with the Buried Village of Te Wairoa before engaging in the spectacular view of Mount Tarawera, without a doubt the most stunning view on the journey. Riding on New Zealand’s ONLY genuine WW2 landing crafts through these spectacular lake settings, volcanic craters and natural landscapes is something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Followed by the award-winning, eco-tourism walk is 700 metres long, this spans across 28 suspension bridges, 27 platforms and takes about 40 minutes to complete. With the height of the walkway ranging between 9-20 metres, you are presented with a unique, birds’ eye perspective of the forest below and treetops above. Majestic and magical, the Redwoods Treewalk experience is truly a walk to remember. Suspended high above the forest floor, encounter 75-metre-tall redwoods as you walk across eco-suspended bridges and platforms intricately designed to honour and accentuate the stunning natural environment. Regarded by many as one of the best tree top walks in New Zealand.

What to wear: Comfortable practical clothes and closed toe shoes.