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Rotorua Getaway Summary
- Location: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
- 2 nights/3 days
- Accommodation in 4* hotel with continental breakfast buffet
- 4.5h Mt Tarawera Crater Walk
- Soaking Session at Secret Spot Rotorua
Towering high over the lake with the same name, Mount Tarawera is impressive from afar as well as from up close.
Back in 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera volcano wiped out hundreds of people’s lives, sunk the then-famous Pink and White Terraces and completely re-shaped Rotorua’s landscape.
Mt Tarawera Crater Walk Tour
Today, a guide takes you up the mountain on a bumpy slope. You’ll not only learn heaps about the history of Mt Tarawera, but you’ll also learn what significance the mountain has to the local Māori iwi.
The most fun part about the crater walk is without a doubt the scree run. You run, hop and skip (some tumble and roll) from the summit down a steep, sandy slope, right into the heart of one of the craters.
Once in the crater, the ‘School of Rock’ teaches you about the volcanic rocks, their weight and the sand and the delicate lichen that grows in the area.
And with some luck, you might even see a wallaby!
Secret Spot Rotorua
The not-so-secret-anymore Secret Spot Rotorua is located on the outskirts of the city, next to Whakarewarewa Forest’s mountain bike entrance. Tucked away from the outside world, a peaceful, lush-green sanctuary awaits. 12 cedar hot tubs look into the forest and towards the entrance, you find a licenced cafe with complimentary shinny dips (foot baths) with your drink.
If you feel like a glass of bubbly while sitting in your hot tub, just push the button and one of the friendly staff rocks up to take your order. Enjoy your drinks and snacks while chatting with your party (be it a romantic soak for two or a fun one with the girls), all while gazing into the soothing green of the forest.
You won’t ever want to leave your tub again.
Your Rotorua Accommodation
Only a 5-minute stroll from Rotorua town centre, the 4* hotel Jet Park in Rotorua is a true home away from home. The rooms are cosy and comfy!
Families will love the designated family rooms and play areas for the little ones.
There’s an outdoor pool for the swimmers and a complimentary spa bath. The bikers among you will appreciate the bike washing station and a locked bike storage room.
The package includes an extraordinary continental breakfast buffet (cooked breakfast is additional but you won’t go hungry eating from the buffet, promise).
Rotorua town centre, Eat Street, the waterfront and Polynesian Spa can easily be reached on foot and attractions like Te Puia, Kuirau Park, Zorb and the Skyline Luge are only a quick drive from Jet Park Rotorua.
- 2 nights at 4* Jet Park Rotorua in a King Superior Room
- Daily continental breakfast buffet
- 4.5h Mt Tarawera Crater Walk tour with Kaitiaki Adventures, pick-up from your accommodation
- Soaking session at Secret Spot Rotorua
- Other meals
- Entry fee to other attractions or activities