Your summer adventures may have been and gone, but the cooler months offer plenty of playtime opportunities. Rather than hibernate, treat the June – August period as an excuse to recharge your batteries. Especially here in Rotorua!
We’ve got a handful of things to help you relax, reconnect with yourself or a loved one, and ultimately recharge during the winter.
1. Reconnect: with nature in Whakarewarewa Forest
Studies show that immersing yourself in the beauty of lush native forest and serene greenery is a sure-fire way to feel calmer and more centered. Your mental health will thank you for a long stroll along a beachfront, or a hike on one of New Zealand’s famous tracks.
Here in Rotorua, we’re blessed with the natural retreat of Whakarewarewa Forest (the Redwoods). Walk or mountain bike through the impressive trees and ferns to reconnect with NZ’s pure surroundings, and with yourself.
2. Reconnect: with a loved one
Recharge with a delicious meal and delightful conversation at one of the restaurants on Eat Streat.
Taking the time to reconnect with a partner or friend is easy when the colder weather keeps you warm and cosy indoors! Atticus Finch is great for sharing plates as well as stories, and Rotorua staple Ambrosia, first licensed in 1954, is a solid go-to for tapas and chats after work.
3. Relax: Unwind at Polynesian Spa
Most people think of peace and quiet, total relaxation, and a bit of pampering when they hear the term ‘self-care’, and Polynesian Spa in Rotorua provides all of that and more. There’s the option to take the kids, with their Family Pool which includes two winter-perfect alkaline mineral hot pools. And for some parent-only time, any one of their Signature Services at the spa is an indulgent treat.
But to truly relax and recharge (and actually get some peace and quiet!), we encourage you to book the Ride & Relax combo with us! Ride with us, then pop over to Polynesian Spa for some proper pampering!
4. Recharge: by charging UP the batteries!
We here at Velocity Valley are pretty sure, though, that the BEST way to recharge is to amp things up!
Feel the ultimate belly drop with the Rotorua Bungy, or power your own adrenaline rush with our unique Shweeb. Try all of our rides alone or with the family and feel those batteries recharge to the max!