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5 Fun (But Slightly Crazy) Things to do in Rotorua

If it's an adrenaline rush you're after, there's plenty of thrilling things to do in Rotorua. Known for its exhilarating activities, this geothermal city is New Zealand’s adventure playground.

If it's an adrenaline rush you're after, there's plenty of thrilling things to do in Rotorua. Known for its exhilarating activities, this geothermal city is New Zealand’s adventure playground. And with more thrilling experiences per-capita than any other region. Rotorua is an ideal destination for those keen on an action-packed holiday.

Here's our pick for the best of the bunch:

White water rafting

A combination of thrills, spills and scenery - white water rafting in Rotorua is a ‘must-do’ action adventure. You’ll get to raft through the Kaituna River Gorge, traversing heart-thumping rapids and the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world -Tutea Falls. You’ll also see beautiful forest scenery and learn about the area’s significant Maori History. For those aged 10 and over, step out of your comfort zone for a day!

White water rafting adventures in Rotorua

Agrojet

Described as a ‘Ferrari on water’ the Agrojet is unlike any other thrill seeking activity. At 100 kph you’ll hurtle round a high octane sprint course - the first ever commercial jet sprint in the world. Feel the full 3G’s of force as you weave sharply through islands finishing with a spectacular 360 degree spin. Ages three and up are welcome to test out this world-class adventure of a lifetime.

The Zorb

An iconic Rotorua activity, ‘Zorbing’ consists of tumbling downhill in a giant inflatable ball. Choose between hydro (the ball is filled with water) or dry, and one of four different tracks. Experience the feeling of weightlessness and extreme g-force when you're strapped inside. For anyone aged six and up Zorbing is fun, a little crazy, and very, uniquely kiwi.

Zorb in Rotorua

Swoop

What could be more fun than being stuffed into a human sized bag, 40 metres off the ground, then plummeting head first at 130kph? A true stomach-dropping experience, feel the anticipation as you are slowly winched into the sky. You control the rip-cord so it's up to you to release when you're ready to fly! There’s no age limit on this on - just a love of excitement required!

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course

An adrenalin-filled aerial obstacle course located up to 31 metres above the ground. Run, jump, swing and climb your way over 100 obstacles on six different levels. Experience the thrill of being high in the trees and step outside your comfort zone.Catering for all ages and fitness levels Adrenalin Forest is a must do for those looking to test their nerve while exploring beautiful surroundings.