RO­TORUA IN THE SPRING

Rotorua Visitor Guide - - What’s On In -

Spring is here and Ro­torua’s great out­door ad­ven­ture play­ground is beck­on­ing. The sun is start­ing to gen­er­ate some warmth and the days are get­ting longer. It’s time to get out­side! Ro­torua re­ally does have some­thing for ev­ery­one; young and old, fam­i­lies, sin­gles, cou­ples and groups, from gen­tle bush walk­ers to the dare­devil thrill seek­ers and ev­ery­one in be­tween. Take a walk or a bike ride through theWhakare­warewa For­est, one of Ro­torua’smost spec­tac­u­lar nat­u­ral as­sets with its su­perb trails and tracks and only min­utes fromthe city cen­tre. Here you’ll find around 130km of master crafted trails, un­beat­able rid­ing sur­faces and fan­tas­tic scenery. It’s no won­der Ro­torua is a world fa­mous moun­tain bik­ing des­ti­na­tion. There’s even a ther­mal cy­cle trail through 74kms of steam­ing vents, bub­bling mud pools and spec­tac­u­lar gey­sers. On a fine day why not pack a pic­nic and head out to one of Ro­torua’s eigh­teen sparkling lakes and three ma­jor rivers scat­tered around the city. There’s beau­ti­ful bush walks such as the Okataina Tramp­ing Track, fab­u­lous fish­ing and boat­ing, wind­surf­ing and flat water kayak­ing, and hid­den ther­mal pools and hot­wa­ter beaches on both Lake Ro­toiti and Tarawera where you can dig your very own hot pool. For adren­a­line junkies, wel­come to par­adise! Here you can fill your days with non­stop ac­tion; moun­tain bik­ing, raft­ing, rock climb­ing, kayak­ing, jet boat­ing, sky div­ing, take a scenic he­li­copter ride to the top of Mount Tarawera and ride down into the cen­tre or take the un­for­get­table Eco Ad­ven­ture Canopy Tour where you fly through beau­ti­ful na­tive forests on zi­plines and swing bridges. And here’s the best bit – at the end

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