Celebrate Christmas in Rotorua – adventure-style!
The silly season is upon us once again, and after a rollercoaster of a year, it’s time to go big and round off 2021 with a bang. Round up your friends, family or teammates and lock in your next adrenalin fix in Rotorua! Whether knocking off from the office, celebrating the end of another school year, or kickstarting your summer roadie – here’s your go-to guide; from action-packed Rotorua activities through to the perfect local gift ideas to treat your loved ones this Christmas.
Let loose and unleash your inner wild child at Velocity Valley, where theme park meets quirky Kiwi ingenuity. With five unique activities on offer, there’s something to satisfy every appetite for adventure. Swing into the festive season with a 40-metre-high, 130 km/hr Swoop; jump for joy with Rotorua Bungy’s 43-metre freefall; or enjoy the high-speed twists and turns of our Shweeb Racer and AgroJet.
Spend some Christmas time at our park – from December 1st through to the end of the summer school holidays, we’re open 7 days a week, from 9am-5pm. It’s also an ideal way to work off that big Christmas dinner (yes, we know you went back for seconds!).
If you’re stuck trying to find that perfect present idea, our gift vouchers are perfect for adventure-seekers of all ages. Choose from an individual ride voucher, or opt for our ‘Double Dip’ or ‘Adrenaline Overload’ packages – the lucky recipient can choose their own adventure on the day, and with 12 months validity, they offer ideal flexibility in these up-and-down times.
Whether treating yourself or someone special this Christmas, double the fun with an awesome Rotorua combo. Upsize your thrills with an iconic ‘Ride and Roll’ package with Zorb – with two Velocity Valley activities of your choice* followed by two Zorb rides – guaranteed to be one of the craziest yet most hilarious days you’ll ever have! Or choose the ‘Ride and Seek’ combo – with two Velocity Valley rides* plus entry to aMAZEme – now you can really tell those annoying cousins to ‘get lost’!
Fun for the whole whānau is guaranteed with a Rotorua Adventure Family Package. Start your day with a city and lake tour aboard Rotorua Duck Tour’s amphibious WW2 landing craft, followed by a visit to Velocity Valley with six rides to share. Finish your action-packed day with a relaxing soak at Polynesian Spa – this fantastic-value combo features some of Rotorua’s top family activities all wrapped up!
As December 25 draws closer, book in a family feast with Skyline Rotorua. Soak up the panoramic Rotorua scenery with a return Gondola ride, before zipping downhill on the fast-paced luge – and sitting down to a very special buffet lunch or dinner – rumour has it that Santa may even make a surprise visit on the big day itself! There’s plenty of other local restaurants open on Christmas Day as well, allowing you to enjoy quality time with loved ones whilst indulging on a delicious meal.
Whilst these experiences make for truly memorable gifts, if you’re looking for something more tangible for stocking stuffers or to go under the tree, support local retailers in Rotorua wherever possible. For the outdoorsy people in your life, Hamills or Outdoorsman are one-stop-shops for camping, hiking, fishing and hunting gear; or for those looking to boost their pedal power – check out CycleZone, Electric Bike and Ride Rotorua for everything you need to tackle Rotorua’s trails, with friendly service and expert local knowledge. There are many more small businesses across Rotorua that have just the thing to help your friends and family on the ‘nice list’ enjoy those epic summer adventures.
Whether you’re next visiting us this festive season or in the new year, thanks for all the love and support in 2021, and we can’t wait to share even more adrenaline and thrills with you next year!
*Rotorua combos include two Velocity Valley rides from Shweeb, Freefall Xtreme, V-Force, Agrojet & Swoop.