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Outdoor Adventure Tours from Rotorua

By Viator, October 2015

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Explore 30 million year old limestone formations and a cave full of glowworms in Waitamo Caves. Those who fancy something a little more thrilling don’t have to go too far. Like black water rafting into the Black Abyss or Labyrinth. Helicopter flights take you over lakes, forest and the volcanic fault line, some flying over an active volcano. 

Ready for more extreme adventures? Go white-water rafting on the Kaituna River through a narrow gorge with sheer rock walls, or take the easier Rangitaiki River.  Alternatively, try skydiving into a Rotorua paddock, or a 4WD bush safari,  negotiating waterfalls, daunting lunges and tunnels along beautiful  native rainforest trails. Hang on as you are driven over impossible terrain on the Rotorua 4X4 10-minute thrill ride, climbing and descending near vertical slopes.

Or do the Zorb, a large inflatable plastic bubble that you ride in down a hill - totally addictive and unmissable. The Agroventures complex offers five separate ways to bring back your lunch. The tamest and oddest is the Shweeb- a cross between cycling and travelling by monorail. You’re enclosed in a pod hanging from the track, and pedal around for three laps as fast as you can. The Agrojet claims to be New Zealand’s fastest jet boat, while The Bungy and The Swoop are practically guaranteed to leave you trembling as you’re dropped from a great height. Then there’s the Freefall Xtreme, which bizarrely engineers the precise opposite of falling. Hooked on adrenaline? Try the luge - a three-wheel cart ridden down a hill gathering speed as you go. Or the skyswing - high and fast! A great view of Rotorua and its lake is the payoff for the sheer fear.

The locals are mad for an adrenaline rush, but their country is just mad and beautiful and unique.

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour, Rotorua, null
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 138 Reviews

Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $211.34
Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave, Waitomo, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Experience a glowworm light show among the fantastical rock formations of Footwhistle cave, an extensive cave system in Waitomo. Glowworms create a starry glow ...  Read more

Location: Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.91
Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Waikato River Jet Boat Ride, Rotorua, Nature & Wildlife
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Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Waikato River Jet Boat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Marvel at New Zealand’s volcanic geology as you see the steaming cliffs of Rainbow Mountain, the boiling mud pools near Wai-O-Tapu and the gushing geysers of ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $197.20
Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze, Rotorua, Nature & Wildlife
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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze

Dare to try the latest New Zealand jet boat experience invented by the fun-loving adventurers in Rotorua? Start with a scenic boat ride to reach a narrow ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $118.32
Quad Biking Adventure from Rotorua, Rotorua, Nature & Wildlife
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Quad Biking Adventure from Rotorua

The only place in Rotorua to offer quad bike tours. Experience the stunning views over Lake Rotorua and beyond. All tours are fully guided by experienced ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.81
Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools and Glowworm Cave Kayak Tour from Rotorua, Rotorua, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools and Glowworm Cave Kayak Tour from Rotorua

Take a kayak tour on Lake Rotoiti, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful mountain lakes. You’ll paddle with an expert guide to a cave lit by glowworms, then ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.30
Horse Trekking from Rotorua, Rotorua, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Horse Trekking from Rotorua

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Our fully guided horse treks are suitable for beginners to experienced riders with horses and ponies to match your ability and are perfect for small groups. ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $14.88
Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako, Rotorua, Horseback Riding
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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Zip around Rotorua on a jet boat, passing through majestic Tutukau Gorge on your way to the geothermal reserve at Orakei Korako. Some of the most active ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.76
Rotorua 4WD Bush Safari Tour, Rotorua, Nature & Wildlife
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Rotorua 4WD Bush Safari Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Get out of your comfort zone on this challenging 45-minute 4WD Rotorua adventure. Negotiate waterfalls, daunting lunges, tunnels and more on this awesome ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour

From USD $72.18
Rotorua Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride, Rotorua, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Rotorua Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Hang on as you are driven over impossible terrain in complete safety with your driver. On the Rotorua 4X4 10-minute thrill ride you'll climb and descend near ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 10 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.21

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