Rotorua is the geothermal hub of New Zealand, take a walk (or kayak) along a geothermal tour, then head to the mud pools to soak up the natural nutrients! Have a go at adventure, take on the SkyLine Luge, ziplining and Zorb, spend the day relaxing at a spa or taking in some of Rotorua’s rich history and art. 

Rotorua truly has something for everyone! 

Leisure and Pleasure

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Leisure & Pleasure At VR Rotorua Lake Resort


  • Tennis Session (For two) $20/hour
  • Kayak hire (For two) $20/hour
  • Bicycle hire $20/hour

Nearby Activities


There are plenty of things to do around Rotorua including:


  • Hells Gate
  • River Rats Rafting – Kiatuna River
  • Redwood Forest Biking
  • Manupirua Hot Pools
  • Fishing on Hotel guided tours (Contact us for pricing & more information)

VR Rotorua Lake Resort has a 14-seat flat bottom fishing boat available to guests with all equipment provided. A trained skipper will take you to the best spots on the lake as Lake Rotoiti is regarded as a premier lake for trout fishing in Rotorua and Rotoiti.

Hells Gate Thermal Park and world-class massage facilities are within 7 mins of the hotel. Simply book through the front desk to experience one of the most renowned hot pools and spa facilities in New Zealand.

Redwood Forest offers walking tracks and biking tracks that are fast becoming world-famous.

If you are in Rotorua you can also experience activities like Kayaking, 3D Maze, Thermals Jet Boat, Helicopter ride, Riding, White water rafting. Contact the hotel Front Desk for more details.

VR Hotels is proud to partner with Thrifty to offer VR Hotel guests discounted rental rates for their rental car requirements. Terms and conditions discount applies to daily time and kilometre rate. Standard Thrifty terms and conditions apply.