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 are after, Rotorua has them all and then some.
The Bungy-jump is imperative for the true adrenalin-junkies 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.
A good friend of mine has been white water rafting all over the world so this would be perfect for him. Just the other day he told me about an adventurous trip to San Francisco. Apparently, when it comes to white water rafting bay area waters are among some of the best!
If that does not satisfy the thirst for thrills though, you can always 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 will never forget.
Then there is zorbing. Essentially a Human Hamster Ball, you’re spread-eagled inside a giant transparent ball, the zorber is rolled head over heels down a slope until he comes to a standstill. Aficionados say it is the ultimate thrill.
And finally, when you can take no more and need a gentle come down, there is always a bit of messing about in boats on any one of the lakes.