Explore the most popular hiking trails near Rotorua with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
2 days ago

Ran part of this for the tarawera ultramarathon. Beautiful views! It really was an experience running through this scenery.

hiking
12 days ago

A moderately easy hike, not much incline, and mostly shaded. Not much in the way of views but lots of trees, ferns, and greenery. A nice way to get some mileage and enjoy the redwoods.

mountain biking
15 days ago

Awesome m.bike ride...

Nice track with beautiful views. Take a break to swin on the river.

Very nice track with great views.

Hiked the short loop (the “red track”, Redwood Memorial Grove). It was only 1.2 miles, ~30 minutes. Beautiful trail. Easy for all levels.

Only did the short loop (0.8 miles). It is pretty exposed so wear a hat/sunblock. Trail is easy and I saw lots of people in flip flops. Pretty neat thermal features!

Truly lovely walk. Would definitely do it again.

Very nice mountain. Not too hard and not too easy. Perfect for for training. Steep in parts but the view from the summit is worth the effort!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short walk with forest setting along a heavy flowing river, with nice views of waterfalls. Peaceful when there’s not many people.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely loved this walk. One of my new favourite places! Just wish they would let me build a log cabin here..

walking
2 months ago

Great family friendly loop around the spectacular Lake Tiki Tapu.
Many good views of the lake and well formed tracks.
Many use for trail running.

Nice well shaded walk

Entrance fee adult around 32$ .....

hiking
6 months ago

A short trail along an exceptionally tumultuous river and numerous waterfalls. People can frequently be spotted in organised tours floating by in yellow rafts.

This walk is absolutely beautiful but it is no longer free. Best to check entry prices before making the trip

There is an entrance fee of NZ$37.50 per adult for the hike. I repeat. You have to pay to hike. Screw that.

on Okere Falls Trail

11 months ago

Not too challenging, but worth the beautiful falls and fast moving river. As a tourist (United States) this was a nice, easy & fun hike!

11 months ago

Being from the midwest of The United States, this trail WAS challenging. A LOT of stairs. However, it was NON STOP beautiful sights! I highly recommend for tourists who want to see beautiful geothermal sights & sounds! Worth every step!

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Great hike to three different waterfall vantage points.

walking
Saturday, December 17, 2016

walking
Saturday, December 17, 2016

hiking
3 days ago

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