Adrenaline Junkie – Rotorua

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It’s no secret that Rotorua is home to some of the world’s best outdoor activities and adventures – but what about activities for the adrenaline junkies among us? Well never fear, Rotovegas has you covered.

From bungy jumping, jet sprints, and luge riding, Rotorua has an array of adrenaline inducing activities to choose from. Below are our top picks for the adrenaline junkie when in Rotorua. These activities will get your heart racing, blood pumping and screams bellowing.

Skyline Rotorua

Home to some of the world’s greatest innovative tourist attractions, Skyline Rotorua is the perfect place to start your adrenaline adventure. Launch into an action-packed day with multiple activities atop Mount Ngongotaha surrounded by amazing New Zealand nature and stunning panoramic views of Lake Rotorua.

Skyline boasts several options to get the heart racing. Strap in for an amazing 50 metre swing drop with Skyswing, fly through the sky amongst the forest with Zoom Zipline or battle it out with family and friends racing down Mt Ngongotaha with the Luge.

Their Half Day Adventure Pass is the ideal package including 5 Luge rides and Zoom Zipline and Skyswing passes.

Three people on a large swing flying mid air, all screaming.
Would you dare?

River Rats

River Rats are pioneers and market leaders in the river rafting industry and provide some of the best adrenaline rushes in Rotorua. They offer a wide variety of activities for all ages and ability.

One of their most popular river rafting experiences is their River Rats Kaituna Waterfall Experience which will see you paddling through the pristine waters of the best rafting region in New Zealand – Okere, Rotorua. This experience is suitable for many ages and levels of rafting ability. Paddle through the Kaituna River and immerse yourself in the surrounding nature, which is steeped in Maori culture. The experience includes rafting through 14 awesome rapids and three waterfalls including world-renowned 7 metre Tutea Falls.

Check out their website for more information.

People in a red raft going down a waterfall with bush surrounding.
Brave the Tutea falls!

Velocity Valley

Velocity Valley is your one-stop-shop for everything to get your blood racing and heart pounding. Located just outside Rotorua city centre, Velocity Valley has plenty of activities to choose from.

One of their most popular activities is their Agrojet – the world’s first ever commercial jet sprint. Reaching speeds of up to 100km/h this high-speed adrenaline experience will have you screaming at the top of your lungs.

After you’ve recollected yourself from the Agrojet, the adventure doesn’t stop there. Velocity Valley is also home to a 43-metre bungy and a New Zealand exclusive wind tunnel, allowing you to freefall without jumping out of a plane.

People riding in a jet boat on a lake with their hands up in the air.
Such fun at the Agrojet!

This blog was last updated in May 2021. 

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