Discover the Geothermal Wonders of Rotorua this Winter 

Looking for some winter fun? As the temperature begins to drop, it’s the perfect reason to embrace winter and beat those winter blues. Whether it’s a couples weekend getaway or family holiday, Rotorua is a great destination to warm up this winter. From natural hot pools, thermal mud spas and geothermal sights, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Here’s our top pick of Rotorua geothermal attractions and activities to experience this winter.

1# Bathe at Kerosene Creek

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Kerosene Creek is one of Rotorua’s best kept secrets off the beaten track ! Surrounded by lush native bush surroundings, this FREE uninhabited thermal springs is located on the south road out of Rotorua, approximately 20 minutes from Holiday Inn. Winter is the best season to experience enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm thermal waters of Kerosene Creek- Just don’t forget to pack your togs and a towel.

2# Play with Mud at Hells Gate

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The Mud Bath Spa experience is the most popular experience at Hells Gate, and no wonder because it’s certainly not everyday you can play with geothermal mud. The mud has mineral enriched properties, providing amazing revitalizing benefits for you skin. If bathing in mud a pool is not your cup of tea, why not try of they also have a Sulphur Spa- similarly the properties are supposed to provide amazing benefits for your skin and revitalize the overall wellness of your mind and body.

3# Watch the Mud Pools at Wai-O-Tapu

The Wai-O-Tapa Mud Pools provides a great lookout point to watch the geothermal forces sprout in action. You will find this FREE natural attraction next door to the famous Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Reserve.

4# Soak you Feet at the Kuirau Park Footbaths

On the northern end of Rotorua, Kuirau Park is another great FREE place to see Rotorua’s bubbling mud pools and steaming  thermal activity. A unique additional to this park is the thermal foot spa, a great way to keep your toes toasty and warm in between visiting sites.

5# Chill out in the Pool at Holiday Inn Rotorua

Nothing beats relaxing in a warm pool after a long day of adventuring Rotorua’s many wonders. Our Holiday Inn Rotorua guests love our geothermally heated pool, we also have two spas for guests to enjoy. These facilities are open from 7am-9.30am .