To many, Rotorua is a thermal wonderland, a mecca of Maori culture and the heart of the lakes district. To others it is an amazing adventure playground.
No matter which particular type of death-defying feat you’re after, Rotorua has them all and then some.
The Bungy-jump is an imperative for true the adrenalin-junkie and of course Rotorua offers its own unique bungy possibilities, like the cliff ledge leap!!!.
There are rivers with miles of wild rapids for those who want the thrill of white water rafting. If that doesn’t satisfy the thirst for thrills, try white water sledging, crashing downstream on a vamped up boogie board.
Sky-divers, bored with benign skies and gentle landscapes can try dropping into the crater of a lightly slumbering Volcano.
Hikers, bikers and trampers can test their mettle on any number of bush tracks, from painless to perilous.
Crazy braves can career down the luge. This high-speed, totally out of control hurtle down a cutting in the steep side of Mount Ngongotaha is guaranteed to deliver an adrenalin rush you’ll never forget.
Then there’s zorbing. Spread-eagled inside a giant transparent ball, the zorber is rolled head over heels down a slope until he comes he comes to a standstill. Afficianados say it’s the ultimate thrill.
And finally, when you can take no more and need a gentle come down, there’s always a bit of messing about in boats on any one of the lakes.