Free things to do

in ROTORUA

STROLL AROUND THE KUIRAU PARK

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It can be found along Pukuatua Street and Ranolf Street, just opposite of our motel. Walk around the various steaming hot pools and the bubbling mud pools. For those tired feet there are hot mineral foot pools to dip and soak your feet in.
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STROLL AROUND THE KUIRAU PARK

Open every Saturday next to the playground in Kuirau Park from 7am - 1: 30 pm. You can enjoy a huge range of produces, food, goods and entertainment.

GOVERNMENT GARDENS & ROTORUA MUSEUM

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This would not be a ‘free or cheap things to do’ list without a museum. But wait a minute, you have to pay for this museum! You can learn about the historic mud bath house. Or just take a cheeky picture of the grand architecture from the outside for free! Alternatively, walk around the Government Gardens just before the museum with water features, gardens and Maori art.

SULPHUR POINT WALKWAY

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Take the Loop track from the lakefront to Sulphur Point and back through Government Gardens, or start at Sulphur Point and walk east across Sulphur flats (via walkway at rear or Sudima Hotel) to Te Ngae Road. 

CHECK OUT ROTORUA NIGHT MARKET

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Experience a unique boutique style market… but at night. Taking place every Thursday night from 5-9pm in the heart of Tutanekai Street between Haupapa and Pukuatua Streets, stuff your face with delicious food and enjoy the evening entertainment. A real community vibe!

THE LAKES

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You will be at some of Rotorua’s beautiful lakes. First is which is perfect for swimming and picnics. It also has a coin operated BBQ’s. Second is the and then further along is. Travel past the where you will find a wonderful viewing point. Continue along to the parting of the road, take the right had turned down the hill to the lake edge and. Heading back toward Rotorua you can also visit by turning right into the Loop Road.

OKERE FALLS AND TROUT POOLS

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With viewing platforms that provide great views of magnificent waterfalls and white water rafters making their way down the Kaituna River, as well as geocaches and glow worms at night, there is plenty to keep kids entertained on this short, easy walk. You will come to the falls first. For the fisherman – the trout pools provide a great catch (please remember you require a license to fish for trout).