04/03/2024

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A Healthy, Happy Vacation in Rotorua

A Healthy, Happy Vacation in Rotorua

The perfect holiday isn’t the same for everyone. Relaxing by the pool, late breakfasts and lounging about for a weekend is great, but some are looking for a more active getaway. With its focus on the outdoors and so much to explore, Rotorua is the best destination in the country for new adventures and an exciting, action packed vacation.

Popular for its geothermal activity, day spas and resorts, until you’ve found a bit more out about the town it doesn’t quite seem like the home of thrills and excitement. A trip to the North Island town usually involves soaking in hot springs and enjoying a day of massage and spa treatments. Dig a little deeper though, and you will learn that Rotorua is hailed as the Mountain Biking Capital of the world and has access hiking trails (some popular tracks can be found in the Whakarewarewa Forest) through gorgeous landscapes like the Rotorua City Walkway, Mt. Tarawera and Hamurana Springs. There are plenty of rivers and lakes (Lake Rerewhakaaitu, Rotoehu, Okareka, Okataina and Lake Rotoiti to name but a few) for fishing, rafting and kayaking and adventure sports like bungee jumping and jet boating in the Paradise Valley give the town an adrenaline pumping edge.

After wearing yourself out during the day, it’s nice to be able to return to a good meal and a warm bed. There are plenty of Rotorua accommodation options that allow anyone to get the most out of the city; where you choose to stay can have a huge impact on your experience.

A nice hotel or lodge in Rotorua will come with all the amenities you need for the best stay. From the simple things like wireless Internet to fine dining restaurants, you can enjoy easy access to everything you need for a great holiday a short walk from your room.

Some Rotorua accommodation options even offer special packages that let you experience more during your stay. For the adventure seeker, look for a hotel fitness package that inspires the active holiday you’ve been looking for. Nothing is better than an invigorating hike and bike ride followed by a spa and massage back at your lodge. You’ll get far more out of your time in Rotorua with less cost and hassle.

Enjoy a different kind of holiday in the North Island. Get more out of your vacation, tackle new challenges and experience the best bits of New Zealand. There’s nothing more exciting than an active weekend in Rotorua. With warm weather coming up and break time just around the corner after Christmas, book your active getaway in Rotorua now.