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Stunning Scenery and Walks

Stunning Scenery and Walks

Rotorua is a paradise for walkers and hikers. With some of the world's most spectacular lake and forest scenery, you are sure to find the track, trail or walkway that's right for you.

Discover some of the short walks around Rotorua and for further information on walks in the Rotorua area, take a look at the DOC brochure, Walking and hiking in Rotorua. There are so many great trails from short, easy walking to a full day and overnight tramps

Kuirau Park

In the heart of the city, Kuirau Park's walkways wind their way through mud pools, boiling lakes and geothermal wonders. 

Sulphur Point

Discover steamy thermal areas as you enjoy the scenic trail on the edge of downtown Rotorua. 

Tarawera Trail

Billed as one of NZ's next great walks, the trail ends at Hot Water Beach where you can soak in a natural hot pool.  A water taxi can be booked to bring you back if you do not want to do the round trip.

Blue Lake (Tikitapu) Track

Amongst native bush & quiet beaches, this track provides stunning vistas over the Blue & Green Lakes

Redwood Forest

Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. The forest is most well known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of  Californian Coast Redwoods.

Skyline Nature Walk

View exotic & native plantings as you take advantage of the fantastic views at the top of Mount Ngongataha

Hamurana Springs

Walk under towering redwoods as you marvel at the magic blue, green & turquoise waters of Hamurana

Orakei Korako

Wander through the hidden geothermal valley, marvelling at New Zealand's only geothermal cave. 

Hells Gate

Follow the footsteps of ancient warriors as you learn the history of Rotorua's most active geothermal park


Explore the alien landscape of New Zealand's most colourful & diverse geothermal attraction

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Marvel at hot water lakes, craters and silica formations at the world's youngest geothermal system.