Also on Paradise Valley Road
Violet Bonnington Reserve
40 Paradise Valley Road
Nature Walk - This high standard loop walk of about 3.2km provides easy access to native forest to people of average fitness without special footwear. Plants are labelled and seats are provided at intervals.
Ngongotaha Hatchery / Eastern Region Fish & Game
Paradise Valley Road
Here they have fishing opportunities, as well as open days and events at the trout hatchery a few times per year. See their website for more details.
Wingspan Birds of Prey
1164 Paradise Valley Road
Wingspan is New Zealand's first and only birds of prey centre. Wingspan was established for the research, captive management, rehabilitation and public awareness of New Zealand birds of prey.
Amaze Me Maze
1335 Paradise Valley Road
1.4 kilometres of winding hedge lined pathways take you to the centre of the maze. You are bound to get lost and are guaranteed to have loads of fun finding your way.
Other Great Rotorua Attractions
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. Experience this world top ten spa (medical & thermal spas) as voted by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast magazine 2004-2007. Enjoy hot mineral bathing in a choice of 26 hot mineral bathing pools. Indulge in a sumptuous spa therapy in the Lake Spa Retreat (appointments are essential). Polynesian Spa also boasts a café and spa gift shop.
Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha with extensive views of Rotorua city, Lake Rotorua, geothermal areas and surrounding hinterlands, Skyline Skyrides provides the ideal venue for a day of family fun, a romantic evening for two or a event with that all important wow factor.
Take the Gondola Cableway. Visit the home of the LUGE. Relax in the Terraces Cafe and Sails. Soak up the views and enjoy the spectacular 'Best of New Zealand Buffet and Grill' night dining in the Cableway Restaurant and Bar. Take an exhilarating ride on the Sky Swing or see Rotorua from another angle with HeliPro scenic flights
Te Puia is home to the internationally renowned Pohutu geyser, the National carving and weaving schools and the world famous Whakarewarewa guides. For over 45 years, they have welcomed visitors to hear their stories, to enjoy their unique culture and to experience first hand the wonders of Māori arts and crafts.
Te Puia also has a Kiwi house. Their Kiwi Conservation Centre is a valuable part of a national breeding programme. There you can see our national bird and symbol in a specially lit house, with expert guides and information at hand.
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Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary in nearby Tauranga
A stay at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary is an Outdoor Education Experience and immersion in the Natural Ecology, ongoing Bush and Bird Conservation programmes at the Sanctuary and at the nearby Otanewainuku Forest.