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Top Spots to Feel the Force in Rotorua!

The winter weather tends to slow things down – Kiwis find a cosy fireplace in their favourite pub or lounge to snuggle up beside with a comforting meal, or binge watch telly at home on the couch. But if you’re anything like us, our idea of keeping warm as the temperature cools, is to ramp things up with an adrenaline kick!

So sure, Rotorua is home to geothermal hot pools to sink into, but it’s also full of places to feel the force. Check out our top picks below for high-energy excitement to keep your blood pumping!

Freefall Xtreme is a fan fave here at Velocity Valley!

If skydiving is something you’ve always been curious to try but the stormy winter weather is keeping you from the big jump from the clouds, try our Freefall Xtreme. Rain or shine, this is the skydiving simulation for nearly all ages – five year-olds get to fly and feel the force!

Feel the tingly excitement in your tummy and the confidence boost you get from a body flight that’s longer than a traditional skydive and absolutely defies gravity.

Redwoods Treewalk: Altitude

If you prefer your adrenaline kick to be more of a gentle nudge, then Redwoods Treewalk’s Altitude will be right up your alley.

You’ll be suspended 25 metres above the Redwoods forest floor and take in the stunning views, history and fauna facts across 25 jungle bridges, 3 flying foxes and 2 exhilarating spirals. Anyone aged 10 and up can participate, thanks to the sophisticated safety system and easy pace.

As long as you’re dressed warmly and don’t have an issue with heights, this is the unexpected Rotorua winter thrill you need!

Rotorua Canopy Tours

If an adventure in the trees is sounding like your jam, then consider ziplining through them!

Canopy Tours offers a family-friendly adventure amongst the local ancient New Zealand forest, and while the ziplines offer excitement, the landscape also offers an important reminder about demonstrating manaakitanga and caring for our planet.

Feel the love for Aotearoa while also feeling the sensation of whistling through treetops!

Megazone Laser Tag

There’s something about the anticipation and jump scares of chasing friends through a dark laser tag maze that never gets old. Which is why choosing Megazone Laser Tag for a winter warming activity is an epic option!

This iconic indoor activity is a perfectly harmless but wild way to get the heart rate up. Take the kids or play big kid yourself with a group of friends. You’ll quietly sneak some cardio in while enjoying the laser lights, smoke effects and satisfying a deep need to win.

Book your visit well in advance – this adrenaline activity is a popular on a rainy day.

Don’t succumb to the couch! Pick any one of these adrenaline junkie hotspots in Rotorua and find your own warming adventure. You’ll remember it far longer than the season finale of that Netflix show.

  • “My son and I did the agrojet and swoop then my son did vertigo. We had so much fun, definitely 10 out of 10 for us. The staff were amazing, super friendly and great sense of humours. Thanks guys.”

    Juanita B
    February 2024

  • “This is definitely a MUST DO!! 💯 They have an awesome team that operate all the attractions in their park. We went to celebrate our friends birthday We all had a blast here and the amazing team of workers made it much more funnier. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and will definitely go back again!”

    Jo P
    March 2024