Rotorua Itinerary 2 Days

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Rotorua

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Rotorua. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Rotorua as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Rotorua.

2 Days in Rotorua - Perfect Weekend Guide

Famous for the Maori culture and art that it preserves and showcases, Rotorua is one of the best places to visit in New Zealand. Amongst its traditional aspects are the natural wonders that are equally, if not more mesmerising. Whether it be the mud pools, or the geysers and more, there is much to do, see and experience in 2 days in Rotorua.

How to spend 2 days in Rotorua?

Day 1

New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute:

With the aim to preserve the traditions and the art of the Māori community, this institute was established in 1963. Today, it offers a glimpse to tourists into these various art forms from wood work to rock sculpting. If you have some free time, do try and take a workshop here to get hands on experience of this ancient traditional art.

Pohutu Geyser:

Named for the force with which this geyser sprays, Pohutu means “explosion”. It sometimes reaches up to a height of 30 meters and is famous for being one of the most consistent geysers in this region. It splashes almost 20 to 30 times every day!

Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village:

Helping you tour the nearby region, and also giving you the unique experience of the traditional art, craft, music and dance, this village is the perfect end to an eventful day. Be audience to the cultural performances, relish the delicious cuisine, and listen to the legends and ancient stories here.

Day 2

Government Gardens:

Formerly known as Paepaekumanu, Government Gardens is a park that is set along Lake Rotorua. Housing the famous Rotorua Museum, it is home to a number of tourist sites. You can easily spend half a day exploring all the places.

Helium Gallery:

Showcasing some of New Zealand’s best artworks, Helium Gallery is a must visit during your 2 days in Rotorua. From ceramic to glass, jewellery to objects, and paintings to sculptures, you will find their collection to be incredible, to say the least.

Polynesian Spa:

One of the most famous spas on Rotorua, Polynesian Spa spreads more awareness regarding the medical and health benefits of natural geothermal pools. It has a number of types of such regions where you can pamper yourself and be relieved of all kinds of body pain and fatigue. The best way to end your vacation, make sure you pay them a visit!

Best Hotels in Rotorua for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Rotorua itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

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