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Winter tips for every budget

Posted By: Jet Park Hotels - 09 Jun, 2022

Get cozy at winter and stay in one of our rooms that offers extra comfort with a coffee machine, extra blankets and heat pump. There is nothing like exploring Rotorua  where there is less queues and you are the only person braving the elements. Rug up warm and know there is a hot beverage waiting for you when you return at Te Puru Café. We have highlighted our 5 things to do for FREE, under $50 pp and under $100 pp so you can be entertained no matter your budget.

5 things to do that are FREE

Wai-O-Tapu Swimming Hole – Located past the first entrance into Wai-O-Tapu, there is a second entrance that takes you down the road to a bridge. Below the bridge is a little swimming hole where one hot and one cold stream meet. You can move around to find the right temperature for you.

Lake Rotorua – Enjoy a stroll around the lakeside, taking in bird wildlife and a bit of geothermal steam scenery. The lake was formed from a volcano crater over 200,000 years ago. The walk takes around 1.5 hours.

Rotorua Markets – Held every Thursday night selling locally made products. You will find stalls selling artisan cheeses and pasta, coffee and wine, alpaca scarves and wraps, olive oils, international cuisine and clothing. There is also entertainment, and the surrounding shops stay open too.

Ohinemutu Maori Village – A living Maori village on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The village features a Marae and St Faith’s church. Visitors are welcome to walk around and enjoy the steaming vents, boiling hot pools and natural beauty.

The Rotorua Redwoods – There are six sign posted walking tracks that cater for beginners and leisure walkers through to hikers looking for an extra challenge. Follow the colour coded arrows in the direction they are pointing to complete the circuit. Walks start at the visitor centre.

5 things to do under $50

Motion Entertainment - An indoor entertainment centre like no other! The perfect place to visit as there are 8 different activities to choose from, where you are guaranteed to have fun. Pricing ranges from $15 pp - $55 pp

Polynesian Spa - The ultimate in rest and relaxation, indulge in a geothermal bathing experience in natural mineral spring water. Pricing ranges from $9.95 pp - $33.95 pp, visit the hotel reception for 10% discount voucher

Secret Spot Hot Tubs - Enjoy your own secluded tub, set outside amongst the tree ferns with optional umbrellas over the tub to shade you from the sun or rain. At night you can soak in a magical setting of lanterns. Pricing is $41 pp, visit the hotel reception for 10% discount voucher

3d Trick Art Gallery – An indoor gallery that features over 50 pieces of life-size and hyper realistic murals inspired from nature and lifestyle, make sure you have your camera ready when you visit here. Pricing is $25 pp

Basement Cinema – An alternative cinema that features a wider range of material than the blockbusters. Films are more varied and cover countries from Europe, Africa and Samoa. Enjoy an extensive range of NZ wines and craft beers before the show. Pricing is $14.50 pp

5 things to do under $100

Zorb – You are going to get wet anyway as you roll down Mt Ngongotaha in a giant inflatable ball so just embrace the experience. Pricing is $99 pp, visit the hotel reception for 10% discount voucher

Rotorua Rafting - Spectacular white-water rafting on the Kaituna River. With NZ scenery and Maori history lining the gorge, white water rafting doesn’t get any better than this. Pricing is $95 pp

Katoa Lake Rotorua JetboatingFeel as though you're flying on these epic rides with spins, speed, and heights! Powerful V8 engines propel you through the water clocking speeds of up to 80km/hr. Pricing ranges from $65 pp - $145 pp

Duck Tours – It’s time to explore Rotorua and what better way than with a tour with Rotorua Duck Tours in an authentic amphibious WWII landing craft. The 90-minute tour visits 3 stunning lakes and a bird sanctuary. Pricing is $85 pp, visit the hotel reception for 5% discount voucher

DriftKartz NZ – offers a challenging racing experience with both a special coating on the track and specially hardened competition kart tyres. DriftKartz is all about trying to control an out-of-control race car, where the car slides out wide and if you choose the wrong race line you could end up in the tyre wall.  Pricing ranges from $35 pp - $50 pp

*All pricing is accurate at time of publishing; Jet Park Hotels accept no responsibility for attractions changing their pricing.