1. Polynesian Spa
The best way to relax and unwind in Rotorua is by spending a leisurely few hours at one of its hot springs. Polynesian Spa pools are lakefront and more importantly have adults only areas, spa treatments and a reflexology walk.
2. Volcanic Hills Winery
When the only way to reach a destination is by gondola you can rest assured it’s pretty special. Volcanic Hills is Rotorua’s only winery and has wines from Marlborough, central Otago and Hawke’s Bay to enjoy overlooking views of the lake and the city.
3. Brew Bar
Craft beer lovers rejoice — you can most certainly get your fix in Rotorua. Head to Brew bar for a variety of different craft brews and Rotorua’s homegrown Croucher beer on tap. This is a lively spot to go if you enjoy something hoppy.
4. Ponsonby Road
A little bit of Ponsonby Road in Rotorua — get dressed up and enjoy cocktails with live jazz music in this fun little bar on Eat Streat, owned by Tamati Coffey and his partner Tim.
5. Quad Bike Tours
Throw caution to the wind and embark on a guided quad bike tour through 100 year old forestry trails on Mount Ngongotaha on tracks that suit all abilities. For the truly brave take the mud tour for a full on off road experience.
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