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#1 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Fun relaxing activity with many trails to enjoy and the cutest gift shop.. Loved this nature experience and lots of the beautiful silver leaf ferns on the forest floor.
Our family of 4; 2 boys 10 & 13years love this Park as the trails are challenging and fun and we ride through beautiful forest; it is our top activity to do in Rotorua, and there is still so many more trails to ex...
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#2 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Wingspan is a fantastic little bird park that does some really great work towards the conservation of New Zealand's native birds of prey, especially the New Zealand Falcon which is highly endangered.
A great show with a very knowledgeable team of staff running the park and an opportunity for close-up's or even holding if you are one of the fortunate ones.
#3 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is a gorgeous park you can stroll through and see amazing volcanic scenes!
We felt like we were strolling through Jurassic Park - all ferns and shrubs and steaming cliffs, with lots of steaming streams trickling gently between each reservoir of water.
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#4 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Breathtaking area (all the National Parks, landscapes and sorroundings are simply amazing!).
The full beauty of mother nature at her best boiling streams and lakes colourful terraces amazing!
#5 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Opportunity to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand most colourful volcanic area, unique volcanic features and colours as you walk along well defined tracks.
Waiotapu (Māori for "sacred waters") is an active geothermal park at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic region, just north of the Reporoa caldera, in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone.
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#6 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Lovely way to end a hectic sight-seeing day relaxing in the hot pools overlooking the streams, paddocks and nature!
Great value at $16 pp - much more affordable than the big thermal parks in Rotorua, and less touristy.
#7 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Recently constructed and built by a German, this is an added delight in the Redwoods Forest Park popular for its walking paths of various lengths The Treewalk is connected to twenty two redwood trees by bridges wh...
The evening experience in the forest enables you to gently traverse your way well above the native forest floor for a different perspective...It's quite simply breathtaking being so up close among nature, that 'pl...
Blue Lake Track Rotorua
#8 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
If you need some peace & quiet and alone time with nature then be sure to take a drive out here....the track around the lake is well-marked, with spectacular views & it is a very very easy stroll.
If you continue from the Blue Lake car park, there is a viewing area that enables higher views of both the Blue and Green Lake, and it was absolutely amazing!
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Te Puia Rotorua
#9 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Is a great outline of the most wonderful attractions that this amazing city has, you can see Maori culture , geothermal activity, geysers , kiwis and, of course, the typical rich nature of New Zealand.
Loved this park, the tour guide was super friendly and lovely, the park is vell maintained and has spectacular scenery! the Maori experience was very fun and interesting, I found it very good to know the Maori cul...
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#10 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
There is a 1 min walk to the top lookout or you can view it from many places at the bottom, and the car park is big enough for plenty of vehicles and motorhomes.
A great place to take unique, scenic photos, as the nature.
Okere Falls Track Okere Falls
#11 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The walk is only short, probably about 10 minutes to Tutea Falls from the car park, which is the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world!
Great little nature walk along a raging river.
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#12 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
this park offers wonderful scenery as you walk around the native bush with the bonus of fab animals who entertain as they go about their daily lives.
The boardwalk around the park is great for active and curious little ones to explore independently (or to take a buggy) and the many animals to view and feed make for a great interactive experience (make sure you...
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#13 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
This was one of my most favorite nature walks that I have ever taken...so serene and peaceful walking along the riverside walk track and meandering through giant redwood trees....so many opportunities for nature p...
What an amazing little gem... this spring was suggested to us by a few locals and upon our arrival in the car park we were amazed at the lack of tourists... this is quite a hidden gem.... apparently growing in pop...
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Kuirau Park Rotorua
#14 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Great place to really get the true feeling for NZ culture, with Kiwiana to be brought and eaten, I really enjoyed my experience here, we loved relaxing in the foot pools and kids thought the park was fantastic.
When staying in Rotorua my cousin and I enjoyed a couple of hours strolling around Kuirau Park So well laid out to make the most of the natural attractions and terrain , with Informative signs along the way Very w...
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#15 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The Government Gardens are well worth a visit The Sculpture park is well laid out and the sculptures are very thought provoking.
Worth a walk around but the museum is closed at the moment but the grounds are lovely also try the pool with two hot pools in the park it is very reasonable priced.
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Lake Rotorua Rotorua
#16 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
A stroll on the lake promenade is a must when visiting Rotorua: a nice well-kept park borders the lake and you cannot help sitting on the grass or on one of the several benches bordering the promenade.
The black swans are beautiful and there are many places to just sit and admire nature.
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Mt. Tarawera Rotorua
#17 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
One of the worlds best kept secrets if your into nature, hiking, water sports and lake fishing for trout or just chilling out!
... up to the mountain - a very bumpy thirty minutes plus experience in a bus with limited suspension - once you break the tree line you park up and first walk around the crater edge and then ascend to the summit.
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#18 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Rainbow Springs Nature Park is well known in our country as a wonderful place to walk through nature at its best in the North Island, with native bird life and streams teeming with exotic and native fish species.
Arrived early in the morning, had fun exploring the park; meeting Jenny the Kia, learning about tuatara, and seeing all of the amazing birds before heading for the kiwi encounter tour.
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Lake Rotoiti Rotorua
#19 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Stunning view, real beautiful and unspoiled nature, clear water.
After 30 mins we came to a sign which said 45 mins back to car park, 1.5 hours to loop track.
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Hells Gate Tikitere
#20 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
This is a fascinating place to visit We had a wonderful time walking around the geothermal park The Mud baths were amazing and lovely and hot The mud experience was also a treat The sulphur spas were delightful A...
Our guide, Jack, was full of fun facts, surprising stories and interesting information, which made the walk around the park that much more knowledgeable and enjoyable.
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#21 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
This is an utterly wonderful volcanic park full of awe inspiring sights and magical trails.
Great nature walk with a surprise around every corner.
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#22 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
You drive to Acacia Road, a small car park with the sign "Lake Okareka Walkway ". Park the car and enjoy.
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#23 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
It was a real novelty to see thermal water in nature like that and great to give the kids that experience.
NOTE: This is an advanced trek - theres no water accessible and no cellphone coverage.. :) Info on the Track (No booking required): http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/bay-of-plenty/places/lak...
#24 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
We walked the track from car park to top with our two boys (3 and 0).
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#25 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Fun way to learn a bit more about the area and a great addition to the Wai-O-Tapu park.
Exciting when it goes off (encouraged by the Park Ranger with some soapsuds) especially for the younger ones.
#26 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
The stream is located On the loop road towards the Waiotapu thermal park - Under the bridge, you should see quite a few cards parked along the bridge.
Just down from the Waiotapu Geothermal Park (approx.
#27 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
Nature can be a great healer.
A wonderful nature experience
Tarawera Trail Rotorua
#28 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
We did the trail today parking at the landing car park and joining it from there.
This was a good place to park especially if you are taking the water taxi as this is where it stopped.
Lake Rotokakahi Rotorua
#29 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District
A go for nature lovers.
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Lake Rotomahana Waimangu
#30 of 40 Nature & Parks in Rotorua District