The Best Rainy Day Activities in Rotorua


When it comes to Rotorua, there’s no such thing as bad weather—only different opportunities for adventure! We’ve compiled a few of the best rainy day activities in Rotorua. Embrace the rainy days and unlock a world of unique tourism experiences that are perfect for couples looking for a cute date night and activities that are fun for the whole family.

1. Unwind in a Secret Hot Tub
Warm up and reconnect with nature at Secret Spot Hot Tubs. On a rainy day, there’s nothing like submerging yourself in a warm hot tub, sipping on a piping hot chocolate or mulled wine. The best part is, you don’t even need to get out of the hot tub! Simply press a button and receive tub-side drink delivery. Nestled in the heart of the Waipa Valley, Secret Spot Hot Tubs provides a serene retreat from the busy world. With lights to illuminate the forest and roaring campfires, the enchanting atmosphere of Secret Spot will take your breath away. The forest views are stunning in the rain and there are large umbrellas over the hot tubs that provide extra cover.

2. Explore the 3D Trick Art Gallery
Step into a world of optical illusions and artistic wonders at the 3D Trick Art Gallery in Rotorua. Rainy days provide the perfect opportunity to visit this interactive gallery, where you can become a part of the artwork. Pose with lifelike 3D paintings and capture incredible photos that will leave your friends and family amazed. The 3D Trick Art Gallery offers a fun and immersive experience for all ages!

3. Discover Geothermal Wonders
Rainy days add a mystical touch to Rotorua’s geothermal attractions that will have you mesmerized. We recommend visiting geothermal areas such as Waimangu, Wai-O-Tapu, or Te Puia, to witness the power and beauty of nature in action. Stroll along boardwalks and explore geothermal landscapes that seem otherworldly – the rain intensifies the vibrant colours of the pools and the steam creates an ethereal atmosphere.

4. Experience the Thrill of Zorbing
If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush on a rainy day, look no further than Zorb – climb inside a giant inflatable ball and roll down a hill! The rain adds a bit of extra excitement as you slip and slide inside the Zorb filled with warm water. Whether you choose a straight roll or a zigzag track, Zorbing guarantees an unforgettable time.

5. Uncover the Beauty of Mountain Jade
When the rain falls, head indoors and explore the captivating world of pounamu at the Mountain Jade store and carving studio. Discover the history and cultural significance of pounamu and witness skilled artisans transforming this precious stone into stunning works of art. Take a guided tour, admire intricate jewelry, sculptures, and ornaments.

Rainy days in Rotorua don’t have to put a damper on your travel plans; in fact, they offer a chance to explore some truly amazing experiences. So, the next time rain clouds roll in, seize the opportunity to have a blast and make memories that will keep you smiling long after the sun comes out!

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