Tourism Charter Members
Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter members engage in sustainable business practices that contribute to conserving the natural and sociocultural environment.
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Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter member businesses are listed below and can be identified by looking for the Charter symbol on the rotoruaNZ.com website, on the brochures at the Rotorua i-SITE, and in the reception areas of the member businesses.
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The Buried Village is a family business in Rotorua, dedicated to preserving the physical and spiritual, cultural and heritage value of the Village of Te Wairoa. Visitors can view the excavated Maori whare and settler buildings, and see artifacts and remnants recovered from the village. They can also take a journey through the museum which tells the story of Te Wairoa village, the voyages to the Pink and White Terraces and the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Volcanic Air Safaris is conveniently based at the Rotorua City Lakefront. The company offers an extensive range of scenic air charters by Helicopter and Floatplane. Specific emphasis is placed on showcasing the natural geothermal wonders of this magnificent landscape encompassing Rotorua, Bay of Plenty and the Central North island region.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland provides the gateway to New Zealand’s most colourful natural volcanic environment. Visitors can walk at their own pace and absorb the unique features including the world famous champagne pool, geysers, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. Guaranteed daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15am.
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
Waikite Valley is a thermal complex offering:
- 20x9m splash pool with adjoining toddlers play area
- A passive bathing pool
- 2 x private spas (temperature controlled to suit yourself)
- Te Manaroa Spring walkway
- A small personal campground with kitchen, showers, toilets and laundry facilites adjacent to the thermal pool
The Waimangu Volcanic Valley has been operating since 1965 in one of the newest eco-systems in the world. Waimangu provides an ecology-focused experience through the craters of the beautiful Waimangu Volcanic Valley, where visitors will experience a range of volcanic activity, native plants and birdlife.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Rafting
Wet ‘n’ Wild offers regular, guided whitewater rafting options on five different rivers, graded from 2 to 5. These trips vary in duration, ranging from 45 minutes to half days and up to four days, as well as one-off excursions to conquer new waters. Wet ‘n’ Wild Rafting also offers a range of other rivers on request to suit groups.
Whakarewarewa – The Thermal Village
The living village of Whakarewarewa is set amidst a landscape of erupting geysers, hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Maori people in a natural village setting. View bubbling mud pools and mineral springs where Maori have bathed for generations and see the awesome power of the ‘Pohutu’ and ‘Prince of Wales Feathers’ geysers from our viewing platform.
Zorb Rotorua, the original home of Zorb. Become a Zorbonaut by zorbing downhill inside a giant plastic Zorb. In the wet Zorb, we add water inside the Zorb so you can run, tumble, flip or slide inside as the Zorb hurtles downhill. This is great on your own (where you can attempt to stay on your feet for a free T shirt!), or with two or three people inside. Dry clothes and towels plus warm or cool water are available. In the dry harness Zorb you are safely harnessed inside the Zorb before being sent head over heels downhill.